What skills and expertise do you bring to Sweet Mo clients?
I’m fresh off the vine, in most ways, so I offer a new perspective. I like to add my own flavor to the classes: sweet, bright, maybe a little spicy, and definitely weird. I have a background in soccer, so I like to add some SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) aspects to the warmups, as well as balance and small (underused) muscle activation. I’m aspiring to be a nutrition coach, so hopefully soon that will be added to my bag of tricks!
When did you know you wanted to be a trainer?
After ten years of pumping people full of sugar as a barista, I thought it was time to reverse the effects of that for myself and for the people I serve. The exact moment was probably right around when my dad had a serious heart attack in February of 2016.
What do you think is most effective about semi private training/ personal training?
I think it’s amazing what happens when you get a group of people together, a community, at five in the morning after no one wanted to get out of bed but when they all show up, the most amazing things happen: people start laughing, teasing in good fun, making genuine conversation, etc. These types of things last throughout the sessions all day, and it’s a really neat, unique experience. Personal training is awesome in that it’s just that: personal. A client is not just getting one-on-one training, they’re getting companionship as well as a solid direction in their goals.
Name a peak experience in your life. What happened?
When I turned 24, I really came into myself. Or rather, came out. I stopped living the facade life others had always dreamt for me, and started taking risks for myself, stepping out of my comfort zone and into the beautiful reality of a new life I claimed and dreamt as my own. It was like I just burst into flames and grew totally anew out of the ashes. Or Aesch, rather. 🙂
What is an interesting or surprising tidbit about you?
I am an abstract oil painter; the process is a lot like journaling, shedding skin and growing new layers. I see sound in color and paint it in texture and form on large canvases I like to build.
What does Sweet Momentum mean to you?
Sweet Momentum to me means a safe place to land, take root and grow as tall and strong as can be. The people here are gold, and I feel so lucky to be a part of this space.
Why create a fitness community?
Fitness communities are so important because for a lot of people (including myself) it’s very hard to do everything by yourself. If you have a team supporting you and expecting you to be there, it’s a lot easier to show up. And when you do show up, people are right there with you doing the same movements, sharing the experience. Communities allow for a sense of belonging, which creates a warm welcome to a place to work on whatever your goals may be.
What is the environment that you strive to create here at Sweet Mo?
Fun, open, accepting, motivating, challenging, rewarding, goofy, unique, beautiful.