Hey Monday! We're comin' at ya stretchy and strong this week with our favorite yoga duo: Kath and Kate from Love in Motion Yoga! These crazy-silly, super-dedicated and all-about-the-balance besties are serious movement junkies. And two of the most generous peeps you'll meet in the B-lo. Every Friday 5:30pm class at their studio is donation based - how awesome is that? Get to know these rad chicas on the blog below - and then get to their studio to experience their practice and personalities for yourself!
1. Give us a quick background on yourself.
Kate: A movement junkie, cardio queen who loves to run, spin and sweat it out any way she can. Yoga is the thing that keeps me grounded and balanced through all the insanity that life brings, in and out of the gym.
Kath: I’m an investigator of all things related to movement. The nittier and grittier the details, the BETTER! I love anatomy and biomechanics and anything that makes most folks fall asleep. What brings me back to any and all workouts is the MUSIC! I love a good ol’, sweaty, dramatic cathartic experience on a bike, mat or anywhere else.
2. Describe your best workout ever in just three words.
Kate: Intense, sweaty, bliss.
Kath: Cathartic, creative, intelligent.
3. What song(s) are you obsessed with right now?
Kate: River by Leon Bridges.
Kath: Green Light by. (I also love River haha.)
4. Any healthy habits to start/end your day?
Kate: Coffee to start and wine to end ;) Haha, but if we need to be actually healthy about it, I love a little lavender oil on my wrists and temples before bed. Makes for some fabulous sleeping.
Kath: Meditation in the morning and reading before bed. Coffee and wine fit quite nicely into the equation as well.
5. How do you help keep each other motivated to work out?
Kate: The bigger thing that we motivate each other with is reminding one another how important self-care is. We're both really great at grinding out a tough workout and always wanting bigger and better and MORE, so the best thing we do for one another is remind the other person to really listen to what our bodies need, and give each other permission to take a day and freaking CHILL.
Kath: What she said with the addition of me constantly reminding her that NO is a part of self care. She reminds me (the homebody) that being social can actually be therapy.
6. Favorite workout on the bike - hills, sprints, isolations or tap backs?
Kate: There's nothing like a muddy, gritty climb to an epic song to close your eyes to, dig in and work that shit OUT.
Kath: I Love me some jumps — 2 count, 2nd to 3rd. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE when Coll plays Proud Mary. Did I mention how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!?
7. Buffalo food truck you can't live without?
Kate: Ru's Pierogi, obvs.