There is a reason why Trixie’s new studio Defin8 Fitness has motivational signs like “No Pain No Gain” and “Mind over Matter” written everywhere! We are joined by Trixie as she enlightens us about her new studio and what to expect!
Tell us about your fitness journey and how you were inspired to open Defin8 Fitness?
I’ve always believed in the importance of health and fitness. Actually, I had initially planned on pursuing a career as a nurse. But this all changed after I attended a few group fitness classes that I really enjoyed- they showed me a passion and inspired me to help and train people, so I chased my dream and opened my own studio: Defin8!
What classes do you offer at your new studio?
We offer several different types of classes, including TRX, Barre, and Fatburn & Abs Blaze. These classes all incorporate different movements to target different muscle groups.
What would you say is your most popular class?
I would say the most popular class is Fatburn & Abs Blaze– it’s helped many of my clients achieve some incredible results within just a few months. Many clients don’t have the confidence to perform some exercises or movements when they first start out- but once they push through that fear and start seeing the results that can come from hard work, it can really boost their self-confidence and help them push themselves that little bit more on their next workout!
Your Defin8 barre class is very unique, how did you come up with the idea of combining Pilates with ballet?
I wanted to create a class that catered to all my clients, whether they were more experienced or just starting out. Combining Pilates with ballet and stretching brings a dynamic factor to the workout, making it incredibly fun yet incredibly rewarding for anyone!
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How effective is using the TRX and how do you incorporate it into your own workout?
The TRX is very effective especially because it emphasizes bodyweight exercises that are unique to suspension training. Suspension training is especially challenging because you’re constantly working your balance due to the instability, making it a very dynamic form of exercise.
What advice do you have for someone taking their first class here?
Enjoy yourself and work hard! It’s important to push past the pain and never give up!
Do you offer nutritional advice to your clients and what are they?
Nutrition is essential when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. We offer the ‘Fat Burning Bible’ which focuses on nutrition and is included in the 6 weeks program. It gives advice on what to eat and drink depending on the time of day.
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What do you think is the most important factor when it comes down to teaching group classes?
For me, the most important factor is building a strong connection with my clients, identifying what their goals are and helping them achieve it. I also find it important to actually do the exercises alongside my clients whilst teaching. Although this can be tiring, I find that it really helps with motivation. Finally, I like to remind clients of their inner strength so that they can push through the pain to achieve their goals- mind over matter!
There is a reason why all of Trixie’s classes are so popular. Not only are they very enjoyable; but Trixie makes sure to push you hard and in a way that will help you achieve the best results. Sign up here for an intense workout you won’t forget!