Meet Emily, our Sydney CBD instructor

It’s not often you find instructors who are as energetic as they are nurturing. Enter Emily, one of our Sydney CBD teachers. You might recognise her from the studio, Barre Body Online, or that tiny voice inside your head that whispers “you can do it” whenever you bump into a challenge.

Hey, Emily! First things first, what’s your favourite class to teach?

It’s a really hard decision between good ol’ Pilates mat and Barre… but at this point in time, I’m going to say Barre. It’s the class where I feel the most freedom to get creative, “break the rules” a little, and have a ton of fun! I love being able to incorporate Yoga and Pilates into my Barre classes, meshing it all together to create a nourishing, soul-soothing, but also spicy flow.

We love a spicy flow. Speaking of spicy, what snack do you reach for after a Barre class?

Literally whatever I’m craving that day hahaha. I know I should, but I have zero rules around this. I really wish I could give you all a glowing protein collagen smoothie life hack, but let’s be real here – as an instructor, I’m always exercising and eating meals at random times – and on a busy day this means fuelling with whatever is convenient before I turn into a hangry gremlin. So yes, I am that person that goes into Barry’s just to order a shake to take to Pilates. No shame, no regrets.

In saying that, I actually kinda dislike drinking my food. I’m a big advocate of chewing your food (not loudly or anything lol). I try to have proper meals/snacks as much as possible, so I’m pretty diligent with drinking BCAAs pre/during/post workout. That way I don’t have to stress so much about fuelling straight after exercise if I don’t have time to.

What’s your go-to tune to get you pumped up before a Barre class?

I get sick of songs easily, so try not to listen to one too often – some current faves are:

  • Savage – Major Lazer remix
  • Your Body – Cat Dealers Radio Edit
  • Sweat – SOPHIE Remix

Can you tell us the last good book you read?

Two recs for two different types of people (but both non-fiction): The School of Life by Alain de Botton and Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Mathews.

What’s the last good book you read?

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time.

And finally, what can we expect to experience in your classes?

Nourishing spinal movement – always. I also love to sweat – so expect a good build-up of heat in the body which generally turns into a fiery ignition of the core and glutes. You’re welcome 😉

Find Emily at @wancitan