37, yoga instructor, Los Angeles, Calif.
Fitness philosophy: Do a practice that focuses on all aspects on your life, not just the physical. One of the greatest benefits of yoga is it teaches you how to hold your own weight—physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It offers you tools to create space in your body and brain, which translates to everything that you do.
No. 1 pet peeve in the gym: Cell phones
Power song: “I Against I” by Mos Def & Massive Attack
Relationship status: Single
Celebrity crush: Emilia Clarke
“Girly” workout I secretly love: Nia
Favorite chick flick:Amelie
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