Lori has been an instructor at the Adelaide Club since 1992! She first started teaching the Wednesday morning 7am class and continues to teach it to this day. With her fun beats and energy, Lori is a staple instructor on our Group Exercise Schedule.
Q. What's your favourite way to sweat
A. With a group of wonderful people who also love to sweat and listen to heavy, loud music!
Q. What is your training style?
A. I love going HARD at no matter what type of class I teach. I think having FUN is also important and creating a family environment where everyone feels they BELONG.
Q. What classes do you teach at the Club?
A. Power Yoga - I teach a fast paced Vinyasa flow class with house, electronic or 80s DJ mixes. I always try to challenge participants and try to utilize the CORE a lot.
Video Cycle - Interval training and hill climbing to the latest POP, Dance, Club music videos that have been remixed and BASS enhanced. I try to make this about the WORKOUT, the MUSIC and the VIBE of the people in the class having FUN.
TNT - A high intensity interval training class that goes through 3 rounds of 10-13 exercises. First set is 75secs, second is 60secs and third is 45secs. The way I teach it is with no stopping or recovery but the recovery is weaved in by changing body parts, energy system, or something that gives the original group of muscles a break while doing something else. It is the most efficient use of one’s time because there is no time wasted.
Q. Best thing about being an instructor?
A. I love everything about it. I guess the best thing is to feel like I’ve helped someone or even a lot of people at the end of a class. Having a positive impact on others makes me feel so amazing and thus energized at the end of a day. That is what drives me to teach so much.
Q. Best piece of advice you’ve received?
A. Do what you love to do and everything else will work out. I did my PhD and was all set for an academic career at U of T but taking a bit of time off of academics and teaching fitness full time made me realize what I love to do….and everything HAS worked out!
Q. What’s in your gym bag?
A. It’s ridiculous….. 3 headsets just in case 1 or 2 break, extra batteries just in case, 3 iPods, about 30 spare DVD video playlists for cycle class, and a bottle of peppermint lotion to reward my yoga class at the end of their hard work in Savasana. I like to be prepared…but it is a bit heavy!
Try one of Lori's classes which can be found on the Adelaide Club Group Exercise Schedule here