Barre 2 Barre SG Interview Series: Rachel Tan (Part XV)July 11, 2018 |
What does wellness and being healthy mean to you?
To me, health and wellness is the intersection of consciousness and self respect. Always be conscious of whether the decisions you make in life, your career, or in your fitness regime and diet are decisions that will lead to a fulfilling, sustainable way of life for yourself.
Share with us a funny story related to barre.
Teaching barre has now enabled me to get my parents moving again! I've always stressed the importance of strength training or light cardio to help strengthen their joints at this stage of life, but they have not made it a priority. Now that their daughter is an instructor, they cannot say no and have to support! They take frequent breaks and teach me how to teach in class, but training them is worth it.
How did you get into BarreAmped and what are your future plans for barre?
I walked into my first class with no expectations, and ended up loving the challenge it brought in terms of alignment and muscle endurance. It has also helped me perfect my running form and improved my mental strength. I hope to continue teaching BarreAmped for a long time, motivating clients through humor and tough love, and getting them to love their bodies more!
What is your favorite way (aside from barre) to keep fit and find some downtime?
Running to rap music, HIIT exercises, and yoga. To relax, I watch my fair share of Netflix, play with my rabbit (Poncho), and work on illustrations for Tinee Dino - my business and spirit animal.
List your 3 dinner party dream guests, what would you talk about and what dish would you prepare for them?
Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, and David Chang - my favorite celebrities from the art and food world. I would make a recent favorite - kimchi stew with lots of mushrooms and eggs! Plus a strong drink to help them forget about the meal in case they don't like it.
List your 3 favorite travel destinations, and list 3 more that you want to travel to and why.
Three Favorites: San Francisco, London, Venice
Three on the Wish List: Amsterdam (for the surroundings), Argentina (for the culture), New Zealand (for the adventure)