Member Spotlight: Denise Gomez
Name: Denise Gomez
Occupation: Real Estate Finance
Balance Location: Bethesda
Member Since: 2013
How often do you come to the gym?
At least 4 times a week either at lunchtime in the afternoons or in the evenings; sometimes both!
What are your favorite types of workouts?
I enjoy all sorts of workouts – BootCamp, cardio, yoga, Zumba, spinning, running, hiking – anything that gets me sweating!
What do you like the most about the Group Fitness classes at Balance Gym?
I really enjoy the instructors at Balance. They are all very knowledgeable and I appreciate their focus on form and pushing you to your limits.
What advice do you have for people looking to get more into fitness and working out?
The hardest part of working out is finding the time to do it, but even 20-30 minutes of exercise will help energize you. Find out what time of the day works best for you and make it a part of your daily routine!
How long have you been practicing yoga? What made you decide to get your Yoga Teaching certification?
I have been practicing Vinyasa yoga for over 8 years. January 1st I participated in a 108 sun salutation practice. After kicking off the new year with this I was so inspired and motivated that I decided it was time to deepen my practice and make a commitment to yoga.
How do you combine yoga with your other workouts to create a balanced routine?
I enjoy practicing yoga, even if only a brief practice, before other workouts because I find it really energizes me and allows flexibility that improves all of my workouts.
Why should other people try yoga?
Yoga facilitates a true union of body and mind. I recommend people try yoga to energize themselves while also finding a meditative aspect. My yoga mat is the one place I let go of everything going on in my life and my “to-do” list.
How do you fit working out into your busy schedule?
Working out is part of my daily life. I find time whenever possible to hit the gym and always keep a pair of sneakers with me.
How has Balance Gym helped you achieve your goals?
Balance Gym Bethesda is right in my office building which helps me get a workout in regularly. Also, the fitness classes offered by Balance Gym provide well-rounded workouts that help me target both cardio and body conditioning.
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