The countdown has begun! Komen Austin’s 5th Annual Gala – MAD about Pink! is right around the corner (April 30…mark your calendars!)
We are excited for our second largest fundraising event to take place. Fundraising at Pink! brings together the people who strive everyday within the breast cancer community to raise awareness on the impact that Susan G. Komen® makes locally and globally in breast cancer health services.
We at Komen Austin are all about maintaining a healthy lifestyle so with Pink! right around the corner, we are ready to know the fastest and best way to get fit just in time for the gala.
We asked the fitness guros and they have answered.
Love Cycling Studio, MOD Fitness and Wanderlust Yoga haved shared their tips on getting fit for the gala below!
Tell me about Love Cycling Studio/MOD Fitness/Wanderlust Yoga and the fun classes you offer.
Love Cycling Studio: We are dedicated to elevating your indoor cycling experience in Austin by offering unparalleled service, personalized treatment and an inspiring 45 minutes. We hope you can sweat out what stresses you, release what weighs you, tap into what’s inside you and enjoy more of what life offers you. Our goal is to build your confidence, encourage and inspire you, transform and move you from the moment you walk in the door. LOVE Cycling Studio was born out of a shared passion for the ride experience combined with a strong bond of friendship. Our joy and enthusiasm for this type of fitness led us to believe we could make a long time dream come true. We’re each strongly dedicated to ensuring the experience one has at LOVE is one of warmth and friendship first, followed by an amazing and inspirational work out.
MOD Fitness: MOD Fitness is a barre-based workout that takes an athletic approach to the principles of ballet, pilates and yoga to achieve visible results. We’re more than your average barre studio! We combine innovative strength and resistance training, cardio, and stretching into a full-body workout. You can expect a long, toned physique, better posture, and increased flexibility. We offer a variety of different barre-based classes ranging from our signature MOD Barre class, to MOD Kick, our kickboxing class, and MOD Burn, our interval training class.
Wanderlust Yoga: Wanderlust is a yoga studio based in the heart of downtown Austin. Our studio has the most incredible and talented team of instructors in what I believe to be the country! We infuse classes with live musicians, provide outdoor rooftop yoga classes next door at our neighbors Brazos Hall, and bring people together not just for yoga but for the community events as well. We host art shows and create workshops, and are always getting involved with the community to give back through fundraiser classes and more.
Komen Austin’s 5th Annual Gala: MAD about Pink! is right around the corner! What is your best tip for our guests to get fit for Pink?
Love Cycling Studio: LOVE Cycling Studio is a place for everyone. No matter who you are or what shape you are in, fitness is as much about how you are inspired to meet a goal with the help of others as it is the physical act.
Tip 1: Motivation comes when you’re engaged in the activity. Show up and you’ve accomplished the hardest part.
Tip 2: Participate in what’s being asked of you before you compete with person next to you.
Tip 3: Make the workout yours and pace yourself.
Tip 4: Be patient, results take sometime, however every day you move – strength will follow.
Tip 5: Bring a friend with you and turn them into your accountability partner.
MOD Fitness: Our tip is to find a workout you enjoy! If you enjoy it and have fun, you’re much more likely to stick with it – and we believe consistency is the key to fitness! At MOD, we’ve created a workout, environment, and culture where our clients have fun while working out, even if they’re sweating, shaking, and burning!
Wanderlust Yoga: Finding happiness, contentment and peace with yourself. The truest beauty shines out from within.
What makes Love Cycling Studio different than other indoor cycling studios?
Love Cycling Studio: We are devoted to exceptional SERVICE, determined to deliver an INTENSE 45-minute workout, committed to COMMUNITY contribution, aim to TREAT all guests as personal friends, INSPIRE with awesome instructors and unite us all as a TEAM. We’re the first studio in Austin to offer the state-of-the-art Schwinn A.C. Performance Plus bikes with Carbon Blue technology. Enjoy built-in USB charging ports in every locker. Charge it up while tapping it back! Experience the sensation of cooling down with chilled, eucalyptus-spritzed face towels after your ride. Both the men’s and women’s lockers rooms are equipped with soothing showers, complimentary towels and spa-like amenities. We serve complimentary coffee to kick start your ride and your day. No matter your need, you will be received with warm, hospitable service by our entire team from the moment you walk in until you depart. We offer locally-owned and operated CLEAN water. With every purchase, 50% of the profits support recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. CLEAN water is sourced from the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer located just outside Elgin. (Did you know that Carrizo-Wilcox is actually the second largest aquifer in North America? Yep, it’s true.) The water goes through a proprietary purification process including reverse osmosis and ultra-violet filtering and comes in recycled PET and BPA-free bottles!
Are there any Wanderlust Festivals in Texas? If so, tell me about that.
Wanderlust Yoga: We have hosted two Wanderlust Austin festivals and most recently there was a Wanderlust 108 Festival in Houston.
Have any prestigious people tried out your classes?
MOD Fitness: Yes! Ben Kweller and Robin Tunney.
Wanderlust Yoga: Yes, we have had incredible people from all walks of life in studio for yoga.
You were generous to contribute to our raffle at the Pink! Gala. Can you give our guests a hint of what will be raffled off?
MOD Fitness: We are raffling off one month of unlimited barre classes! The winner can take classes at either of our locations and the prize is a $170 value.
Wanderlust Yoga: Amazing classes to Wanderlust!
Do any of the instructors have a connection to breast cancer? If so, can you tell us a little bit about that.
Instructor Andrea Megan Knight from Love Cycling Studio: Our connection to survivors and those that have lost their battle to breast cancer run deep. We have a number of regular LOVE guests and led a class in memory of my father, a breast cancer oncologist, who past away from cancer… Breast cancer has touched the lives of many we love, both men and women.
Instructor Vanessa Janes from MOD Fitness: My mom Cindy, 60 years young, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016 after a routine mammogram. Thankfully, even though we have no prior history of breast cancer in our family, she followed the advice of her doctor and was diligent about getting regular mammograms. As a result, the cancer was caught early. Her diagnosis was invasive lobular carcinoma, Stage 1A. She had a lumpectomy in February 2016 and began radiation therapy in March. She’s always been very committed to living a healthy lifestyle, and has responded this experience by seeking even more information about how nutrition and exercise can support her rapid recovery. Her spirits are high and her prognosis if very good. Our family has been so proud of her strength during this time, and are looking forward to celebrating her last day of radiation later this Spring!
Wanderlust Yoga: Many of us have family members, friends and the yoga community that have been affected by breast cancer. Wanderlust has a passion to help find the cure for breast cancer. We have held donation classes benefiting breast cancer and regularly donate to non-profits that help the breast cancer community.
Join Komen Austin at the party of the season and enjoy a “Mad Men” themed evening full of vibrant people, raffle packages, entertatinment and a live auction. Grab a ticket before it is too late!