Athlete of the Month at YAX
March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019
February 2019 Athlete of the Month: Danielle Devine, Adult Endurance Runner
This March we celebrate our February Athlete of the Month, Danielle Devine. Danielle truly embodies what it means to PLAY+WORK+RESTORE. Danielle is an endurance athlete and recently set a new PR at this years Houston Marathon. 4:00:08! She utilizes our HIIT and yoga classes as a means of WORK+RESTORE to supplement her sport. It seems to be serving her well!
Q+A with Danielle:
How long have you been practicing/training at Yoga Athletex?
Since July 2017.
What benefits have you received since training at Yoga Athletex?
My main activity is running. I love Yoga Athletex so I can cross train and compliment my running. Last year I spent just as many hours running (258 hours) as I did cross-training in HIIT and yoga classes (251 hours) and I never felt better!! (258 running hours was 1,650 miles ran for the year!) As a result of my training and cross-training, I was able to improve my marathon time this year by over 9 minutes! I am stronger both physically and mentally as a result of the classes and community at Yoga Athletex!
What is your sport/activity outside of the studio?
Running – marathons, half marathons, 10k, 5k, even a 50k!
What is your favorite class at Yoga Athletex and why?
75 minute Yoga for Athletes on Sundays! I love this extended weekend class! Elizabeth makes you feel like yogi gold! I leave feeling refreshed and ready to start a new week.
Any advice for new people trying out the studio?
Yoga Athletex is a wonderful community. You are not just a name in a big corporate structure. You are a real person with real goals, hopes, dreams, and concerns. You are treated with genuine kindness, caring, and thoughtfulness. The instructors and owners know your name, treat you with love and are always available to answer any questions or just to chat.
Any other comments? I love my Manduka yoga mat that I purchased through the studio on your recommendation! It has completely changed my yoga practice for the better. I can’t practice on any other mat (and feel as good!)