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. 

Name: Elise

Astrological Sign: Libra

Specialty: Anything and everything lower body. I love sculpting and strengthening the womanly physique. 

How did you get into teaching: After going through my own transformation of losing over 70lbs, I realized I couldn't see myself doing anything else with my life. Whether it's training one-on-one or in a large group, it's a blessing to share the love I have for fitness and wellness with others. 

Rap lyric that best describes you: 'You know I only share it cause I'm truly genuine. Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem.'

Top Five (hip-hop/r&b artists): 

  • The Roots
  • Eminem
  • Jay Z, 
  • Pusha T
  • Kendrick

Describe your training style: Focused and fun. We are so strong and powerful - it's crazy. I want to remind people of that. But also know that we must enjoy ourselves and SMILE!

Most impactful workout move we can do at home: Jump squats. So many variations and legit a full body workout. 

What’s in your gym bag: Swell water bottle, Burt bees lip balm, Dove deodorant spray, Oribe perfume, yoga towel, cycling shoes, extra socks and depending on the day - Yoga mat, Power Yoga training manual (I'm in the middle of my RYT200!) and journal. 

Best cheat meal: Some sort of dessert and bourbon. 

Your trill motto for the masses: No one is you and that is your power. 

- Lightning Round - 

8AM or 8PM: I'm a bartender so of course 8pm. 

Drake or The Weeknd: Drake

Biggie or Pac: Biggie

Nas or Jay Z: Jay Z

Go-to fitness fashion brand: Nike for basics. Michi for edgy and sexy.

Best workout ever: Anything intense and includes dope music. 

Gym or Outdoors: Outdoors! Although I'm always in some studio, I prefer being outside and one with nature. 

Makeup in class: Whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Personally no unless I'm coming from work, etc. Because I know I'll be sweating it right off!

Your fit celeb crush: I have a thing for athletes and although he didn't win the super bowl, Cam Newton can get it. 

Song you can’t stop listening to: Harlem by Diddy. The fusion of rap with Chromatic's 'Tick of the Clock' is perfection. Headphones on. World off.

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