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Fitness Friday | Tessa McKenzie

June 23, 2017

Whew, another is almost week down and Fitness Friday is here! This week, we're shining the light on the vivacious Tessa McKenzie of BOHO Cycle! BOHO Cycle is a cycle studio located in the Museum District that focuses on great rides and active, healthy lifestyles in RVA. For more information about BOHO Cycle and to grab a ride with Tessa visit www.bohocyclestudio.com 

 

Photo credit: Caroline Simmons @BOHO Cycle 

 

 

1: What brought you to Richmond?

 

My sister Thea. She sold me and I've been in love ever since.

 

2: When did you join (your gym/ studio/ group fitness center) and why?

 

I joined the BOHO Cycle family back in 2013, and now we're havin a baby! Yep, a Churchill studio is opening up in July 2017! I teach at BOHO because it doesn't have that gym vibe to it. It's more than a workout -it's a community, a movement, and definitely a party on a bike. Fun is part of the recipe and the reason I'm totally hooked.

 

 

 

3: Why do you exercise (for fun/ group activity/ inspiration/ to look good/ to feel good)

 

I exercise to be a better me- mentally, physically, spiritually. All that and no regrets.

 

4: What type of music you like most?

 

Smooth, big beats that move ya. Phantogram, Washed Out, Drake, The Weeknd, James Blake, LCD Soundsystem.

 

5: What’s your favorite “healthy” food?

 

Figs. My spirit fruit.

 

 

 

6: It's the weekend in RVA; where can we find you?

 

Front porch with with my beau playing backgammon with some vino and the pup.

 

7: What inspired you to become an instructor?

 

I think I started teaching because i liked the loud and intense music in classes. It got inside of me and moved me. Being a spin instructor can feel like being a DJ in a nightclub. We get to drive the party and feel that infectious energy fill the room. It's magical!

 

8: In the morning you can’t live without…

 

Every morning includes two warm hardboiled eggs. They've gotta be warm and sprinkled with lots of pepper. Fuels me perfectly.

 

 

 

9: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?

 

If I were going with the spoiled brat option, a historical villa with an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

 

10: What is your favorite go-to exercise?

 

My go-to is trail running with my pup. It satisfies my soul on many levels.

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