It’s no secret that Miami is a popular destination for those born and raised in the Northeast. Ft. Lauderdale fitness instructor Victoria Posner hails from the small state of Rhode Island, but can now be found at G21 leading group fitness. We caught up with Posner for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow her on Instagram – @victoriaposner.

Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?

I’m from the small state of Rhode Island and found my way to the sunshine state to be fully immersed in a community that lives, breathes and squats.

How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor?

Oooo taking me back to trampoline fitness. DAMN. Yup, my first fitness instructor position was bouncing around on a trampoline. Don’t get it twisted though – the Jump Sport trampoline classes were no joke!

What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?

Having a positive impact on someone’s day and beyond. If someone leaves feeling better then how they came in both physically and mentally, there’s nothing better than that.

How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?

COFFEE and laughter. My team is a bunch of jokesters. We take our job seriously but our joy as a team is just as important. It’s what makes us a solid unit. We work hard and play hard.

How would you describe your classes?

AMPED UP! My classes are called “hustle hard” for a reason. Members show up ready to work and know that I’m going to make them go beyond what might feel comfortable. I know what their capable of and I want to see them feel great not just good. We all need a push sometimes, and I love seeing the change in mindset occur mid-class. It’s inspiring. I freakin love our members and the energy they bring on the other end.

Tell us a little bit more about your specialty.

I’m a personal trainer and co-group fitness director at G21 with Mike Cohen. I’ve been named HIIT Bunny by my team and I’d say it’s pretty accurate. I think people love that I challenge them to do things they haven’t done before. They look at me like I’m nuts lol. Then they go do it and feel POWERFUL!

Other than where you teach, where is your favorite place in Miami to train?

I won’t pick one. lol. Barry’s Bootcamp, Anatomy, and TruFusion.

Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?

Dancing. It will always hold a special play in my heart. It’s my outlet.

How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?

I’ve been focusing on what I’m grateful for and journaling.

What do you love about the South Florida fitness/health & wellness community? 

The support we have for one another as coaches. People often think this job is always easy and glamorous. It’s early mornings and late nights and being lit AF as a coach even when you’re going through tough life stuff. It’s not all fun and games. It’s a lot of preparation and focus and COFFEE. I love seeing coaches shout out people from different gyms and the level of respect we have for one another. We are so much stronger together!