This month we are highlighting Lindsay (a.k.a. BOOCH) in our ‘Instructor Spotlight’ series. A former college athlete, Lindsay knows exactly how to make each R/DE feel like you’re playing a championship game. Catch ANY of her classes from April 8 – April 14 with a special $15 drop-in credit available directly on our website HERE.
What is your favorite thing that a client has ever said to you?
“That was the closest thing I’ve felt to being part of a sports team since graduating college.” I love to have my classes feel like a team where people push each other, cheer for each other, and high five throughout class.
How do you like to fuel your body pre and post workout?
I am OBSESSED with my Nespresso machine. In the morning I’ll drink an iced espresso with a splash of almond milk, and eat a dark chocolate chip peanut butter Perfect Bar. After every Tuesday night class, you can find me and some friends at Sweetgreen.
What’s your go-to song or artist to play in your classes?
T-Pain. Forever and always.
Tell us about your full time job!
I am a Senior New Business Manager for Cigna. In other words, I sell medical, dental and vision insurance to companies in New England. Since my territory is New England, I am constantly on the road traveling to brokers and clients. Majority of the time I’m teaching a class before or after a 2-3 hour car ride – plenty of time to listen to new music in between conference calls!
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“Tough times never last, tough people do.”
Tell us about your fitness journey.
I played lacrosse at Babson College where I ended up experiencing a hip injury during my sophomore year. Luckily it didn’t set me back – I played every game until the end of my senior year. I rolled a spin bike from the gym to the turf every practice because I wasn’t allowed to run unless it was game day. Days after losing our final NCAA game and graduating, I had hip surgery where the doctor told me running wouldn’t be my friend in the future. I ended up finding indoor cycling classes and fell in love. I felt that feeling of leading a team again, and 6 years later, I haven’t looked back!
When you’re not working – or working out – where would people find you?
Shopping. Definitely shopping.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check my phone and hope I have new videos of my nephews waiting for me to watch. My brother and his family live in Phoenix, Arizona so when I go to bed at 10pm (yes – I am a grandma), I usually get some bedtime story videos when I wake up due to the time difference!
What’s the one thing about you that surprises people?
I’m VERY afraid of needles. I’ve been known to kick a nurse.. oops.
Who inspires you?
My mother. She has handled life’s toughest curveballs with the utmost grace and integrity.