New Ms Fit Feature: Caitlin Milbury
Alisa and I met Caitlin at a charity event for the Boys and Girls Club almost a year ago. The three of us were like a little Fitness-Fashion team that day getting ready for the event and ended up spending quite a few hours together. From the very start I felt like I had known Caitlin for years. She is one of those ultra-cool, laid back, but obviously very ambitious, hardworking types... and to top it all off very funny and a lot of fun to be around. It is therefore no surprise she is an amazing fitness instructor at Exhale Spa. Caitlin has a great way of inspiring and connecting with her students to make her classes ultra-challenging and fun at the same time. I make it to her classes whenever I can and I highly recommend giving it a try.
WHAT IS KEEPING YOU BUSY THESE DAYS?
My fantasy football team! This is my first year participating in a league with my family and things are getting very competitive. I’ve also been doing some more reading (I still believe in the good old paperback book!), which I find incredibly meditative.
WHAT ARE YOU LOVING IN FITNESS AND FASHION RIGHT NOW?
I’m loving Crane and Lion! I’ve just recently been named their newest brand ambassador and I’m absolutely loving rocking all of their Fall items. I especially love the “moto jacket”.
In fitness, I am loving exhale’s newest class offering, Core Fusion Extreme. This class is a high intensity interval class that will leave your heart rate pumping and your new outfit drenched in sweat. While I love teaching barre and yoga first and foremost, it has been so fun to integrate this new class into my regiment.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR BARRE BEGINNERS?
Growing up I found myself the captain of most of my sports teams. It has always sort of been in my nature to love motivating those around me. Once I started working at exhale and got the shakes in thigh work in my first class, I was sold. My passion and dedication to Core Fusion allowed me to become a candidate for the teacher training program. I have since then moved into managing the mind-body program at exhale Battery Wharf. It’s a gift to love your job.
My best advice for Core Fusion/barre beginners is to leave all expectations and judgements at the door. The number one concern for new students is that they are afraid they will be the one uncoordinated person in the back who everyone is staring at. The good news is, nobody is looking at you! Barre is a mind-body method that encourages each guest to focus inward and prioritize alignment over reps. Your teacher is there to help you learn and progress safely and your peers are there to create a sphere of positive and encouraging energy, not to judge you.
HOW CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH AND FIND YOUR TEACHING SCHEDULE?
my schedule is at www.exhalespa.com;
My facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/caitlin.milbury?fref=ts