THE WARM UP: CYC'S LYDIA ERMILIO
Welcome to the warm-up, a bi-monthly trillfit feature where we chop it up with our favorite fitness instructors about their teaching styles, favorite rappers, favorite cheat meals and (way) more.
CYC’s Lydia Ermilio is a spin queen, so it’s no surprise we tapped her to lead our first-ever Ratchet Ride. Lydia’s technique tightens and tones the whole body - think: racing up hills, sprinting, and more - while incorporating weighted sectors so we really (really) feel the burn. If that ain’t ridin’ dirty, nothing is.
Name: Lydia Ermilio
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Specialty: Cycling Instructor
How did you get into teaching: I took a chance! I auditioned and the rest is history.
Rap/R&B lyric that best describes you: “Let's love ourselves and we can't fail / To make a better situation / Tomorrow, our seeds will grow / All we need is dedication” - Lauryn Hill
Top Five: Jay Z, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Pharrell Williams, Miguel, Queen Bey
Describe your training style: “Hot bitch in charge!!”
Most impactful workout move we can do at home: Squats!
What’s in your gym bag: Water, Chapstick, Frends headphones, and not going to lie, I always carry around a nail file…
Best cheat meal: Any form of Mac and Cheese please!
Your trill motto for the masses: “Do what you have to, until you can do what you want to”
- Lightning Round -
8AM or 8PM: 8PM
Drake or The Weeknd: The Weeknd
Biggie or Pac: Pac
Nas or Jay Z: CAN’T DECIDE
Go-to fitness fashion brand: NIKE
Best workout ever: Cyc! Whole Body, Whole time!
Gym or Outdoors: Outdoors if the sun allows it!
Makeup in class: yay or nay If I’m feeeelin’ it
Your fit celeb crush: TOM BRADY
Song you can’t stop listening to: Elle Eyre version of “ We don’t have to take our clothes off”