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Jenny Lampe Teacher of the Month
- August 18, 2019
- Posted by: Carolina Vivas
- Category: teacher of the month
From Student to Certified Yoga and FlowLIFT Teacher
Jenny has become a staple at Buddhi Yoga La Jolla, where she teaches both vinyasa and FlowLIFT classes. Over the last few years we’ve seen both her personality and body completely transform. Jenny started out as one of our loyal yoga students who came to class almost every day, so it was only natural that she took the plunge and completed our 200-hour yoga teacher training. Shortly thereafter she took it one step further and signed up for the FlowLIFT yoga sculpt teacher certification. It’s now been over a year and she’s been teaching her heart out and kicking some serious booty with our yoga strength workout. Get to know her a little! Jenny Lampe is our teacher of the month.
What are 3 things you can’t live without (family and pets don’t count)
Nature… specifically the beach. Living in San Diego is such a blessing. I get to soak in the ocean air anytime I need it. Books… I love to read. I always have a stack of books on my nightstand, usually a good murder mystery or suspense novel. Movement of all kinds…I know this is pretty broad, but I love movement. That could mean a walk, yoga, FlowLIFT, the list goes on and on. Making sure that I find some movement each day has improved my mood, my patience, and my overall health.
What’s the biggest thing you’ve noticed since you started teaching FlowLIFT
My confidence, one hundred percent. FlowLIFT has shown me that my body wants to work hard. When your teacher says that it’s mind over matter, they aren’t lying. I’ve learned to push past what I thought was my point of exhaustion to finish a class strong. I leave FlowLIFT feeling accomplished, yet not depleted.
How much time do you spend planning your classes? Take us through the process
To plan my FlowLIFT class, I start with the latest online class posted to FlowLIFTFitness.com and I make sure to try out the moves in my body. Depending on the class and what I’ve taught recently, I might make a few changes by switching out a move for one from another class. Plus, I always make sure to have a little bit of time at the end of class for a few strong core exercises. It can be a challenge to gain strength in the core, so I like to give a minute or two of targeted ab exercises.
How do you fuel up after a FlowLIFT workout
After a yoga strength workout like FlowLIFT, I’ve noticed that my body needs carbs to refuel. I like to get my carbs from fresh fruit after class. After my 6am class, I get an açai bowl, but after my noon class I’ll get a smoothie. The carbs from fresh fruit gives me energy so I can continue throughout my day without feeling sluggish.
Has FlowLIFT changed your yoga practice at all
FlowLIFT has transformed my yoga practice. I started FlowLIFT and yoga around the same time, but I used both of them as my workout. I was only interested in the physical benefits at first. I’m definitely stronger and have more endurance, but the more profound effects have been beyond the physical. Since I try to take FlowLIFT classes at least three times per week, I no longer need my yoga practice to be my workout. I can focus inward on the moving meditation and go at my own pace. I’ve really learned to listen to my body, my energy, and my mood in my yoga practice.
Which song is on heavy rotation in your playlists right now
Lately, I’ve really been loving a remix of AC/DC’s Thunderstruck by DJ Crazy J Rodriguez. I love songs with a great beat that give me more energy than I think I have.
What would you say to someone who is considering becoming a FlowLIFT teacher
You can’t go wrong with becoming a FlowLIFT teacher. Teaching FlowLIFT has been such a joy for me. It’s allowed me to gain a confidence I didn’t know I had. Being a FlowLIFT teacher will push you and challenge you, and you’ll realize that you can do anything you set your mind to.
What your favorite indulgence
This one’s easy: coffee and Chocolate. Is it just me or does coffee taste better when someone else makes it? I have a soft spot for buying a cup of coffee or a latte in the mornings, and who doesn’t love chocolate? I’m someone who enjoys something sweet after a meal, so I have to be mindful of how much chocolate is in the house.
Tell us about someone who inspires you and motivates you
It’s hard for me to pick just one, so I’ll break it up into two. My husband, Joey, has always been my biggest supporter. He inspires me to keep pushing myself and he makes sure that I don’t give up on something just because it’s hard. As for who motivates me, probably the whole FlowLIFT community. I’m motivated by Amanda and Carolina who built this class because they wanted something efficient that gets you both lean and strong. I’m motivated by every teacher’s class that I take because I know how challenging, yet invigorating teaching can be. I’m also motivated by the students that come to FlowLIFT day in and day out. It’s so easy to be lazy or slack off during class, but these students push themselves to grow stronger each and every day.
What’s the secret to keeping your fitness goals within reach
It took me years to figure out how to keep up with my fitness goals. I tried so many programs that I eventually quit. What I realized is that I needed something that could hold my attention. I get bored easily with workout programs, so the fact that FlowLIFT changes all the time makes it exactly what I need to constantly challenge my body and my mind. You have to find the things that make you excited, the things that make you want to keep going. For me, that has been FlowLIFT. It’s really the ultimate yoga strength workout.
Catch Jenny Lampe teaching FlowLIFT at Buddhi Yoga on Tuesdays at 6am and Saturdays at 12:30.
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