Angel

Why we love Angel.

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She is fearless - she owns everything she does, is not afraid to be pushed and has the determination of a bull. We love seeing her embrace the quiver and continue getting her Versa PRs. Angel's energy resonates with her name - she is calm and brings a comforting energy when she enters the room. Angel - Thank you for being our angel!

How did you stumble upon X-CORE? Why X-CORE?

I was a Class Pass-er and taking cycling classes across the street when I noticed X-CORE Piedmont being built. I looked it up online and was intrigued by the VersaClimber so I tried the class the first week the studio opened and have been coming ever since. I love how I can get in both my strength training and cardio while being challenged and pushed to my limit (and then some) every time I take either class

Where are you from originally? How long have you lived in Oakland?

I am hella proud to be born and raised in Oakland!! You can say I am a unicorn because we are in small numbers nowadays. I moved to Seattle and LA for a number of years for school and work, but moved back to the town 6 years ago.

favorite restaurant in Oakland?

Shan Dong!

What do you like to do for fun? Hobbies?

As summer approaches, you can find me hiking in the hills or camping on the weekends. I also like to go to live music shows and festivals when I can and am always hanging out with my cat.

What's your day job?

I am the production manager for Mamacitas Cafe, a women-owned and operated catering company 

Favorite quote?

"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde

X-CLIMB or X-BURN?

Right now, I am leaning towards X-BURN because I am actively trying to build more muscle and get stronger. I do love X-CLIMB for the music though!

How do you feel after a double?

Usually I am in a shocked daze about what I just did that last 70 minutes, but I always feel pretty proud that I powered through when I take any class at X-CORE because no matter what its hard as hell!!!

You did 50 classes in 40 days in the Sweat & Reset challenge...how did you feel after? What motivated you to keep pushing?

I am a Capricorn so I am a competitive and super goal oriented person. When I found out I was at the top of the leader board after the first 2 weeks I knew I had to lock in and try to win the challenge. I think that the challenge pushed me to make working out and exercise a priority in my life when before it felt like a chore or something I would make excuses to not do because of lack of time or motivation. Since the challenge ended I have been keeping up the momentum and coming to X-CORE at least 4x a week and have been seeing positive results in not just my physical body, but my mental clarity and mood.

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