Reebok celebrates the trainers that help us reach our goals. While you’ve been hunkered down and need to sweat, Erica Bornstein has been just a click away. We say thank you with a spotlight here.
Name: Erica Bornstein
Who are you in 90 characters or less? I am a yoga, dance, and movement teacher. My mission is to en-courage everyone to love moving their body as a way to feel alive, awake and connected.
Why do you teach/train?
I teach because I want to share my passion for movement. I want to teach people that movement is celebratory and not punishment for overeating. I people to access their brightest, most con-nected and aware self through movement.
What classes do you normally teach / what is your training expertise?
I teach a flowy, fun vinyasa style yoga. I also teach cardio dance bootcamp
How have you adapted your business to still inspire people at home?
I moved my classes to Instagram and Zoom in an effort to keep a sense of community and the feel that we are still practicing together.
Are you currently offering virtual classes? If so, when and how can people join?
Yes! I am on Instagram live @Ericayogadance every Monday and Wednesday at 5pm and Fridays at noon. I also have offered pop up zoom classes and make all the information available through Instagram.
What advice would you give to other fitness professionals to get through these times?
Make sure to take care of yourself. We are in a caretaker role, constantly making other people feel better. Set aside time to fill your own cup: take your favorite teacher’s class, cook your favorite meal, and get enough sleep.
How can fitness professionals lift each other up right now?
I have never felt more supported. We are all taking each other’s classes and spreading the word. It’s an incredible community to be a part of.
What is your favorite non-fitness outlet to cope with the current stress of the world?
Cuddling my dog, Stella, while binge watching Netflix
How are you giving yourself #permissiontopause?
I am allowing what I am doing to be enough. This isn’t the time to be pushing to get more done, or better ourselves. Trying to just be kind, to myself, and to others.