MEET VINNY, OUR NEW HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Meet Vinny, Our New Head Instructor
What‘s your background?
Initially a Health & Social Care Professional in a senior management position, I had a ‘light bulb’ moment and realised that this was not my passion and didn’t want to spend my working life doing something I was good at but didn’t love. Whilst at a fitness event, my new vocation became clear.
I returned to work on the Tuesday, handed my notice in and haven’t looked back since! I started out in a group gym as a personal trainer and my journey since then has allowed me to work with dancers, actors and sports professionals, with a strong focus on rehabilitation and performance development. This lead me into teaching Reformer Pilates and now the Lagree Method.
Outside of Studio Lagree – where can we find you?
Well if the truth be told, I’m a gym rat through-and-through, however, if I’m not lifting tin, being put through my paces at Lagree, or practising Pilates. you’ll likely find me somewhere eating – my second passion in life!
What does your standard week look like?
There is nothing standard about my week. Delivering a mix of personal training sessions and classes means there is some fluidity week-on-week. The nature of the industry means early mornings, lunch times and evenings are busy. That said, over the years I have learnt to be strict with myself and ensure I always get time for some good food and gym or class time somewhere across London.
How many times a week do you train?
This really depends on the demands of the week, however, I always aim for 5 sessions a week and accept that sometimes this will not always happen. I’d like to think on average I am training at least 4 sessions a week.
Whats your guilty pleasure?
Cake and bread, which in my mind are basically one in the same! Otherwise, I tend to have a pretty clean lifestyle.
What is your favourite thing about teaching at Studio Lagree?
The energy from the group. I love the formula of Studio Lagree, which promotes participants to push their boundaries. There is nothing more satisfying then a good sequence landing and everyone giving it their all! Not to mention some class tunes, but that goes without saying! 😉
Where will we find you on the weekend?
I generally see the weekends as MY time; sleeping, eating and spending time with friends and loved ones. You’ll also often find me in a Studio Lagree class at some point – obviously!
Tell us more about you and how you became part of Studio Lagree?
My training background is varied. Growing up on the coast I had the sea and countryside as my playground and was always active; horse riding, mountain biking, BMXing, swimming, and rock climbing. I’ve never been keen on team sports, but activities where I can push and improve my performance have always appealed to me!
I was introduced to Studio Lagree by a good friend of mine during the City studio soft launch – it was love at first burn. By the end of that first class I knew I wanted to get involved!