Meet the Pack Leaders!

THESE GIRLS ARE YOUR VERTICITY PACK LEADERS!

ALEXA

BIO

My name's Alexa, and I...

1. am a former Ballerina

2. am forever a Clemson Tiger

2. am a hater of Lists 

3. am a lover of Sarcasm 

4. will work for Laughs*

*Laughs + free Verticity classes (do NOT tell Kimberly & LB)

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

A sunrise Verticity ride (fueled by a double espresso). Leaving class as the sun is coming up makes me feel like a superhero!

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

#1 is always to just keep traveling.

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

My She-King, Tina Fey.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

Nashville has too many good dishes to claim only one as my favorite. But since you asked... Rolf and Daughter's Garganelli Verde handmade pasta dish. Bellissimo!

 

HEATHER

BIO

Hey, I'm Heather! I grew up in New England, did undergrad in Canada and lived in Latin America for a few years before making my way to Nashville by way of Atlanta. Outside of Verticity, I'm a grad student studying infectious disease in Latin America. When I'm not studying, you can usually find me teaching yoga, cooking with friends or throwing a tennis ball for my dog, Brodie. 

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

I love a morning workout, so by 5 or 6AM, you can usually find me working out. It's my favorite way to start the day! 

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

A Patagonia trip has been at the top of my list for years! Maybe after graduation, I'll make it happen. 

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

A greyhound. Not for speed reasons, to be clear. They like to exercise for 45 minutes a day and then nap for rest of the day, which is my optimal weekend schedule. 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

The avocado fried rice at Butcher&Bee is B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Go eat it right now and then tell me all about it. 

 

JILL

BIO

I am a Nashville native and Belmont Graduate. When I am not at Verticity I work in the wardrobe department on shows like "Still the King"and "Nashville" .. Anyone heard of it? Firm believer that exercise is the cheapest form of therapy. 

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

Alarm.. Followed by the lamp.. Then music.. And once I become conscious I get excited about the possibilities of the day. 

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Learn to surf

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

Zoe Kravitz

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

Black bean salad from Calypso Cafe aka Nachos disguised as a salad 

 

KAT

BIO

Hey, I'm Kat! I'm originally from Mississippi, but moved to Nashville in October '16 from New York City, where I stumbled upon my passion for Fitness and the community that it fosters. I love CrossFit and riding to the beat with the VERTICITY pack. In my free time, you can find me at concerts, traveling, and inevitably reading a book or binge watching the newest Netflix Original.

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

Honestly, Coffee and bacon

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Traveling to Iceland!

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

That's a tough call. Some kind of weird hybrid between Kristin Wiig and our family cat, Gizmo.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

It's not technically a dish, but the Maple Bacon Doughnut from Five Daughters is pretty hard to beat.

 

KRISTINA

BIO 

Waddup maniac pack! If you don't know me from the pop-up, i'm Kristina! Originally from Potomac, Maryland, I migrated to Nashville in 2014 to study Music Business at Belmont. After I graduate next year, I plan on moving to The Big Apple to pursue a career in health and fitness. #EastCoastForever

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

My inability to sleep past 6:00, thanks to years of always working the early shift! 

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Definitely living in NYC for a few years after graduation. I love Nashville, but I am totally a big city girl at heart!

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

What: a golden retriever puppy

Who: my girl Amy Schumer. I'm convinced we would be best friends. 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

A platter from Jack's BBQ downtown. Salivating just thinking about it *heart eyes*

 

ROBIN

BIO 

Have you ever met a non-native Nashvillian? Meet Robin. She is your resident expert on bad jokes, Mom-dancing and healthy snacks. When not at Verticity, you go hang out with her at lululemon in Green Hills (#shamelessplug). 

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

A good cup of coffee and workouts with friends

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

See the Northern Lights 

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

Parkour baby goats 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

Kimchi spring rolls at Avo and the Brussels sprouts at Two Ten Jack

 

SYDNEY

BIO

Hey y'all, Sydney here! I'm originally from Miami, FL and moved to Nashville to chase my dreams of being the next Johnny Cash. Unfortunately, I can't sing and have no musical talent, so I settled for attending Vanderbilt, where I currently study english and economics. You'll constantly catch me talking about how much I miss the ocean, but don't be fooled, I'm never leaving Nashville (I mean, I can't now that I've picked up on saying "y'all").

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

My pup, Charlie, begging to be taken out on a walk almost as soon as the sun comes up. Like seriously, who can say no to those big brown eyes? 

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Now that being the next Johnny Cash has proven impossible, cage diving with sharks is probably first on the list.

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

My dog, Charlie (he's the love of my life, can you tell?), or one of those trained raccoons that you see in those videos online wearing tutus and riding tricycles 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

Chicken Pad Thai from the Smiling Elephant (it's gluten free!)

 

TORI

BIO 

I’m a northwest kid who was born and raised in Portland, OR, moved here from sunny Seattle, WA, but Nashville has quickly become my Southern home. I grew up running XC, hiking, competing on the swim team, and playing golf. I feel more like myself when I’m being active, and in the past few years, cycling has been the newest component to that. Here is the summary: Fleetwood Mac and Tame Impala are my favorites. Cholula is the only hot sauce that matters. I still geek out over summer storms in the south. 

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING? 

Coffee, not being late, and the feeling after a bomb workout class aka Verticity. 

WHAT’S #1 ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Explore Zion National Park and/or cage diving with sharks in South Africa…too specific?

WHAT (OR WHO) IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

Stevie Nicks 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DISH FROM A NASHVILLE RESTAURANT?

If I’m trying to feel good after I eat, I’m all about Burger Up’s beet arugula salad. If I’m going in with #noregrets, I’m opting for their Ramsey Pimento Cheeseburger with the Jalepeno bun…speechless. Or anything from Butchertown Hall.