Are you always on the lookout for new gyms, studios and trainers to workout with? Well, so are we. That’s the foundation of Stay Fit 305 after all – to be your guide to the best South Florida trainers, gyms, studios, health foods and fitness events. We love featuring new trainers. These are the individuals pushing you to your limits when you want to give up, and who you thank when you’ve reached your goal. Here is your quick 10 with Miami fitness instructor Nicole Lambert.
1). How long have you been in the fitness industry teaching classes?
I recently got into the fitness industry, about 6 months ago, but have been going to the gym religiously for about 5 years now and grew up playing all kinds of sports from gymnastics, figure skating, and volleyball to soccer and basketball.
2). Where (and when) are you teaching classes currently?
I currently teach classes at PilatesProWorks in Coral Gables on Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Fridays 12:30pm, at Fitbox Method in Bay Parc Plaza Wednesdays 6pm and 7:15pm, and at Sobekick Dadeland Thursday’s at 6pm and at the beach location Saturday’s at 11am.
3). How would you describe your classes?
My classes are typically a combination of boxing, Pilates/weights, and abs/yoga stretch. They are demanding and challenging but I am there to motivate people, not hurt them so everyone should know that they can do the exercises at their own pace. I encourage everyone to try their best even if it’s an off day. They will be happy they did by the end of my class.
4). What is your favorite part about teaching?
My favorite part about teaching is definitely getting the opportunity to meet new people everyday, share stories and motivate and inspire people to reach their ultimate goal, whether it be in fitness or in life.
5). Aside from teaching every day, what are your favorite types of workouts?
My favorite types of workouts are yoga, Pilates on the reformer and weight lifting. I love snowboarding, surfing and other outdoor sports when I get the chance (obviously Miami’s not the most appropriate place for the first).
6). Do you have any favorite gyms or studios in Miami where you like to train?
I train at LA Fitness only because it is convenient for me. I NEVER go during the busy hours, as I like to get in and get out. I go to the gym to WORKOUT not to socialize.
7). Do you have a favorite trainer or two you like to train with?
I prefer to train alone unless I am the one training someone, then I absolutely LOVE to be that positive energy and inspire the trainee.
8). What is one thing you do every day to stay fit?
I never ever take the elevator. Always stairs. I also make sure to drink plenty of water.
9). Would you say you are a healthy eater? Can you take us through a typical day?
Aside from my severe chocolate and peanut butter sweet tooth, and the fact that I eat 6-8 times a day, I would say so. I usually start off with oatmeal, banana, Greek yogurt, almond butter or peanut butter, and dates or nuts and oatmeal with fruit. A snack before lunch could be hummus with carrots, celery, broccoli, a protein bar, almonds, apple w/ peanut butter, etc. Lunch is either sushi (I love sushi) or fish/chicken with vegetables and sweet potato. Snack is fruits, smoothies, yogurt, etc. For dinner I like making a big kale, spinach, quinoa salad with avocado, a whole lot of vegetables, cranberries, etc. or totally having breakfast for dinner, in other words, what I like to call bimmer. This is usually vegetable, avocado, egg white omelette and either sweet potato or other grain. As for midnight snack, I love cereal late at night or some homemade popcorn (no salt) and some more fruit.
10). What is one fitness myth you hear all the time?
No carbs after 5/6pm…. pshhhhh yeah right.