THE WARM UP: LEANDREW BELNAVIS
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.
Leandrew Belnavis’s got the juice. A veteran Nike Run Club and November Project member, his new social run program #UNNAMEDRUNCREW is all about taking it to the streets for impactful cardio workouts - with the whole damn squad. Here, he drops his Top Five (major co-sign from us there), some wisdom on the importance of planks, and of course, his fitness crush. Get familar and don’t forget to grab your tickets to November’s trillfit! - Heather
Name: Leandrew Belnavis
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Specialty: Fine tuning running novices into bona-fined superstars.
How did you get into teaching: I don't see myself a teacher, more so a coach or vibe influencer. I got into running 3 years ago by a stroke of good luck (i.e. Living with two elite runners back home in Connecticut.) In the course of time living with each other, I was slowly coaxed into training with them and eventually, my first half marathon. That race ignited something in me and I've beating up the pavement ever since.
Rap lyric that best describes you: "Now the party don’t start 'til I walk in / And I usually don’t leave until the thing ends"
2. Jay Z
3. A Tribe Called Quest
4. Kendrick Lamar
5. MF Doom
Describe your training style: Beast mode.
Most impactful workout move we can do at home: Planks on Planks on Planks. Get that core right!
What’s in your gym bag: My gym bag wasn't doing the job so I upgraded to a military grade backpack.
- Clif Builder's Bar (Chocolate Peanut Butter)
- Phone Charger
- Portable Speaker
- 2 pairs of running shorts
- Nike Metcon 2s
- 2nd set of shoes (Most likely Jordan Retros)
- Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L'Homme
- Dark Denim
- Extra pair of socks
- Ciele GoCap
- Foam Roller
Best cheat meal: Nothing beats a grass fed burger with all the fixings and a beer.
Your trill motto for the masses: Get Busy Living!
- Lightning Round -
8AM or 8PM: 8PM
Drake or The Weeknd: Drake
Biggie or Pac: Biggie
Nas or Jay Z: Jay Z
Go-to fitness fashion brand: Nike
Best workout ever: November Project
Gym or Outdoors: .. I'm a nature boy. (Insert a Ric Flair "Whooo!" here.)
Your fit celeb crush: Do I really have to choose? It's a close call between JLo and Kelly Rowland.
Song you can’t stop listening to: "The Hood Internet - Flosstradamus x Casino x Little Dragon" My morning doesn't start until I hear this mash up.