The Sweat Glow
Sweat now, shine later.
Hi! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I started The Sweat Glow as a creative outlet dedicated to the modern, busy woman, who is always striving to be the best version of herself. Today, we multitask and juggle many tasks while we try to do it all. And now more than ever, it is incredible important to give ourselves the time and space to add a fitness and wellness routine to our daily life.
The saying fit is not a destination but a way of life may sound like a cliche, but there is truth and value in that statement. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts when it comes to wellness. It’s not about “I’ll exercise so I can fit into that dress” or “I need to run more to get bikini ready.” Fitness is hard work and takes dedication and effort, so viewing it as only a means to look good in the mirror is not sustainable. Why? Because in order to fit an exercise routine into a jam-packed lifestyle like the one many women have today takes inspiration and daily motivation. If we only search for results in our outward appearance, we will be disappointed, since fitness shapes our attitude and experience more than our body shape. We need to be fully aware of exercise’s multiple faces and benefits and embrace fitness as a lifestyle, instead of the means to getting that rockin’ body. Only then will we have the perseverance to keep going and inhabit wellness as a part of our life.
I was born in San Diego, California and raised in Tijuana, Mexico. My love of movement began when I was three years old. And I began incorporating ballet and jazz dance into my daily life. My love of fitness and dance has been with me through every moment of my life. I moved to New York in 2012 and completed a two year Professional Training Program at Steps on Broadway. However, soon after, I got injured and found myself at a crossroads of whether or not to keep pursuing dance. I finally decided to fuse my love of ballet with writing. Consequently, I accepted an arts administrative position at New York City Ballet. However, there was still something missing. After much soul searching, I found solace in fitness and the way mind, body, and spirit can be united through movement and how much it can add to your daily life.
My yoga practice started as a respite after my injury and it quickly grew into something so much more. I was thrilled to discover that with a daily yoga practice I could get stronger and more flexible physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually all at the same time. I am beyond grateful for the wholesomeness of the practice and how everything that happens during it, stays with me throughout my day. My relationships with myself and with others, my work, my free time, everything is impacted by what happens on my mat.
I received my 200 Hour RYT certification at Yoga Vida and have completed over 300 hours in continuing education trainings. I am grateful to continue my studies under the mentorship of Domenic Savino and Kajuan Douglas. My hope is to help students strengthen and tone their mind, body, and spirit and ultimately bring their yoga practice into their daily lives.
I deeply believe that exercise can change your life. It can become your oasis. A place and space that nurtures your soul and strengthens your body while providing an inner confidence that stays with you long after the workout is over. This calmness and confidence extends into all areas of life.