CARINA BOREALIS

(he/she/they)

WHAT MAKES YOUR CLASS SO AWESOME?

Every class is an opportunity to leave the tension, terror, and to-do lists at the door to co-create an hour of simply being present in our bodies.

WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?

My pedagogical pillars are SWEAT, SASS, & SCIENCE!

& WHAT'S THAT EXTRA SPECIAL SAUCE YOU POUR ON ALL OF YOUR CLASSES!?

My sparkling personality ;)

WHAT QUOTE IS MOST LIKELY TO COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH DURING A CLASS?

Content warning: I'm a swearer! Because this sh*t we do is hard, and I'm feeling it just as much as you are as we pulse it out. Invitation initiated: you can curse too!

IS THERE A SPECIFIC MOMENT THAT GOT YOU INTO FITNESS?

GUSH ABOUT IT PLEASE!

Our very own Miss Heather Craig was the catalyst to my fitness journey.  Growing up queer in Central Pennsylvania did not provide safe space for me to learn how to trust my body.  My move from east to west coast was an energetic shift that allowed me to find a community that cared for me, and so encouraged me to fire up the parts of myself that I had secreted away.  First came the heart, and now I am in process of accepting the beautiful trans body I get to inhabit.  The first time I took a Booty Luv® class and got to partake in the joy of booty breakdowns while chatting about dismantling the patriarchy, I was able to fully experience AND trust in the strength and sass of my own body.  That feeling of body euphoria is one I hope to encourage in all of my classes.

WHEN YOU'RE NOT FITNESSING, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

I am an intense creative and pursue my artistry in many ways, including drag performance, costume design, installation art, photography, and modeling.  There's also a lot of rolling around on the floor.  & champagne (because EVERYDAY is a cause for celebration)!

WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN, WHAT'S ONE THING YOU SAY TO YOURSELF TO GET YOU GOING?

"GURL! Shut up & f*ck IT up!"

QUALIFICATIONS

NASM Certified Personal Trainer | Booty Luv® Licensed Instructor

NPTI Kettlebell Certified | CityRow Indoor Rowing Certified 

Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certified Y6 Yoga Sculpt + Flow Certified 

BurnCycle Instructor Certified