Monday Motivator: Meet Lena
Monday is a breath of fresh air when you’ve got a Motivator like Lena kickin’ off our week! You might recognize her cheerful self from classes … or from Lululemon where she helps Buffalo’s sweat-lovers pick out the perfect gear for their fitness endeavors. We sure are going to miss her when she studies abroad this Fall (in Spain!). Be sure to get to know her before she hits the road.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m Lena! I was born in Buffalo and raised in The Southtowns/ Orchard Park area. I loved Buffalo so much that I decided to stay for college and now go to the University at Buffalo where I am studying Management Information Systems and Spanish. I work at a tech incubator for start-up companies and Lululemon Buffalo – which is where you can find me if I’m not sweating at Rev! In a few weeks I will be traveling to study in Madrid, Spain for my fall semester and I’m still trying to figure out how I can take Rev and my peeps at Lulu with me!
What does #RevLife mean to you?
I go to Rev because it’s just as much a workout for my mind as it is for my body. During the day I am running from one place to another and my brain is running with me! When I come to Rev I know it’s my time to take care of myself – mentally and physically. I can shut everything out and just concentrate on the present.
We all get in the zone in different ways. Where does your head go during a workout?
Music plays a huge part in getting me in the zone and one of the things I can always count on Rev to have is some bumpin’ jams! I will normally get so caught up in the music, that I won’t realize we switched exercises.
What’s your favorite class at Rev?
The hybrid classes, half spin/ half TRX, are my favorite. I also just tried RevMvmt with Emily and loved it!
What’s your favorite meal/snack to eat after a tough workout?
All. The. Things. In the hot foods bar at Whole Foods Buffalo.
What’s your favorite dinner spot in Buffalo?
This is the toughest question!! I feel so torn, but I will say The Black Sheep for now (best sticky toffee pudding ever).
Tacos or pizza?
Pizzzaaaa!! (from Bocce)
Coffee or smoothie?
Fun Fact: I used to work at Squeeze Juicery so I know how to make some pretty epic smoothies! I really love my coffee though … can I choose both?
Early riser or night owl?
Early riser, 100%. The latest you will normally find me up is at 10:30pm- and that’s because I’m helping to close the store at Lulu!
Beach or mountains?
I always thought I was a mountains type, but after spending some time in Cape Cod this summer my mind may have changed!
Spring or summer?
Hmm I will have to say Summer – I love the hot weather. Also, when you are a student, Spring tends to be a stressful time with finals!