Ever get your butt KICKED in an awesome workout class? Yea, I have. I am a self-proclaimed class junkie. Actually, I recently joined ClassPass! It’s an amazing program that enables you to take unlimited classes each month (with a limit at 3x per studio). It has opened my eyes to a ton of different amazing studios, classes and INCREDIBLE instructors!!!
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Finding your favorite instructor is crucial to a successful workout. Each trainer has something special and unique to bring to their workouts. I’m going to be featuring some of my favorite New York City trainers! I’ve asked them a series of questions regarding their eating habits, and any advice they may have for readers!
I am so excited to introduce you to the people behind the workouts. These people inspire everyone in their classes to work to their fullest potential, and help them achieve their fitness goals!
First up, is the beautiful and talented:
This girl is seriously like the “Energizer Bunny”! Every time I take her class I am in awe of how much she gives to her classes. She is motivating, inspiring, relentless, hilarious, and always pushes you to do more than you ever thought you were capable of. She also has amazing abs (thought I would throw that little tidbit in there).
Don’t let her up beat personality and sweet smile fool you. Her signature series, “High intensity”, will turn out to be the most difficult 4 minutes of your life! Yea, her class is hard, but I promise you will leave glowing, your clothes drenched in sweat, and looking forward to the next class you can take with this incredible woman! Not only is she a fitness instructor, but she is a successful broadway performer, social media guru, and DESSERT CRITIC! Yes… You heard me right… DESSERT CRITIC!
May I introduce to you : BETH NICELY!!!!!!
Name: Beth Nicely
Where you teach: Body By Simone
Do you follow a certain diet? 80% healthy, 20% free for all!
What is an average day of teaching like for you?
5:30am wake up, breakfast, coffee, water, granola bars. 6:15 leave for BBS. 7am private session, followed by 1 or 2 classes. I teach a variety of classes: Dance cardio, upper body, Hips Thighs and Buns, full body, and trampoline. I also teach lots of privates, but max at 2 group classes a day. It’s exhausting but I love it!
What is your go to Dinner?
I’m a huge fan of protein and vegetables for dinner. I like pork tenderloin, roasted brussels sprouts and baked sweet potatoes. I need some carbs for energy so I’ll have a little bread with olive oil occasionally. Dark chocolate is a MUST for dessert:-).
What do you snack on between classes to keep you energized and fueled??
Kashi makes great Roasted Almond crunch granola bars. I have one every morning with coffee & water before my workouts at BBS. The oats sustain me and the almonds are good protein PLUS it has lower sugar than most granola bars. I also love Chocolate Cherry KIND bars as well.
I’m a huge fan of a banana with almond butter as a snack. It really keeps me going. I have long days full of hard workouts at BBS so I need constant energy through food! If I have a later morning, I’ll eat Gluten Free Banana oatmeal with almond butter and honey. (I guess I have an almond and oats theme… lol!)
Any suggestions for readers?
DRINK WATER. You must drink a HUGE glass of water first thing in the morning to re-hydrate yourself. It not only gets your digestive system moving, the hydration will give you energy in your workouts. I also recommend finding the perfect morning snack/meal that works for you and stick with it. You have a better workout when you have energy from food in you.
I’m all about balance, as I have a popular dessert blog with my fellow BBS Trainer/Broadway gal/Best Friend Amanda Kloots…www.JustDessertsNYC.com. I’m a huge believer in making the majority of your meals healthy and then have your cake and eat it too;-)
What do you want people to get from your class?
I want everyone to leave my class feeling positive, confident, and proud of the hard workout that they just accomplished. No matter the level you’re at or how well you did, if you show up you deserve a high-five!
Yea… this girl is the best.
Find her schedule at Body By Simone/ Instagram @bodybysimone