Each month the team at YAX selects a star athlete. This athlete truly embodies our core values with perseverance and accountability at the forefront.
Our April Athlete of the Month is Christina Palazzolo! We’d like to give a shoutout to Christina for consistently bringing her hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm into the studio and via livestream.
1. How long have you been practicing/training at Yoga Athletex?
I started with Yoga Athletex in February 2021.
2. What benefits have you received since training at Yoga Athletex?
I have definitely noticed a shift towards being more intrinsically motivated to do yoga. I truly feel the benefits of better flexibility, strength, balance, breathing, and mindfulness but I also get the satisfaction of attending classes (in studio and online) and really look forward to it every time. Also, I have been consistently going to classes since February and have lost 6 pounds so that’s great too!
3. What is your sport/activity outside of the studio?
Gardening! My husband and I are pretty dedicated to our backyard urban homestead and are passionate about everything health-related including healthy eating, growing our own vegetables, and working towards living more sustainably.
4. What is your favorite class at Yoga Athletex and why?
This is so tough to answer because I love the 45 minute HIIT workout but also Yoga for Athletes. Doing both throughout the week is the perfect balance for me. I leave every class feeling like an athlete, stronger, and grateful for what I accomplished.
5. Any advice for new people trying out the studio?
This studio is such a gem. All the instructors are great. There is no pressure whatsoever to sign up like some other group fitness studios/gyms so that was nice. I definitely recommend utilizing the trial period to see how you like it and take a variety of classes to get the full experience.