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”

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