New year, new Rider of The Month -- Felicia F! Felicia has been SWEAT'in it out with us since 2016!! Felicia came looking for ZUMBA and found SPIN instead, "When I moved to Wakefield I was looking for a way to start getting active to lose weight so I looked up Zumba. I remember walking up to SWEAT’s doors and saying, “the doors locked but I hear the music they must already be dancing…” (lol) until I realized it was a spin studio.". We are honored to have Felicia as January's Rider of the Month! Check out Felicia's SWEAT story below!
How did you find us / what brought you to SWEAT?
When I moved to Wakefield I was looking for a way to start getting active to lose weight so I looked up Zumba. I remember walking up to SWEAT’s doors and saying, “the doors locked but I hear the music they must already be dancing…” (lol) until I realized it was a spin studio. I’ve done spin in the past but didn’t enjoy the class but figured I’d look into it.
When was your first ride?
My first ride was with Ashley D in July of 2016!
First impression of us?
I thought everyone was so friendly, welcoming, & helpful…that definitely made it easy to return.
All the instructors are AMAZING and add a touch of their own uniqueness to each of their classes/styles….but, everyone knows I was speeding down Rt 1 to make it into Ashley Dimino’s class if and whenever possible.
Favorite artist/song to spin to?
I would have to say any on top of the beat song but I do love Dance w/ Somebody.
Take us through your SWEAT journey how has it changed you?
I HATED CARDIO… that’s until I had my first class at SWEAT. The best way I can describe SWEAT to someone is to tell them it’s like going out for a night in Boston minus the drinking and heels. I walked into SWEAT looking for a different way to try lose weight and I thought to myself after the first class, “Omg this was so hard” (I was also really out of shape.) But, I did tell myself after that first class that I would never let myself put the weights down. After getting into routine aka going to a spin class at least 5-6 days a week, I became obsessed. I actually enjoy working out and it is something I now consider a hobby. Being part of the SWEAT family has helped me not only lose weight, but helped me keep off 60lbs+. SWEAT has helped me SO much!! It’s made me leave my comfort zone in all aspects of life. I’ve made new friends, learned that I can do anything for 15 seconds, and gained so much support/love for spin. I am SO thankful that I stumbled upon this, “zumba class.” I hope that Krista knows that something that was a goal/dream for her became life changing for not only me but other riders as well.