I'm a Squash Professional at Squash On Fire, the first ever pay-as-you-go squash facility, located in the West End.
What makes your teaching style unique?:
Combining my experience as a player and as a coach, I create a fun but challenging atmosphere on the court, allowing my players to hone their squash skills, and get a good workout at the same time.
Tell us a little about the classes you teach. Who are they geared toward?:
At Squash On Fire, I teach both clinics and lessons. I tailor each lesson to the player’s goals, whether they want to learn a new sport, get a great workout or become a champion!
If you could change one behavior you see in class participants, what would it be?:
I'd like to see players be more patient. People often want quick results, but overlook the overall progress they're making on the court.
Briefly describe your weekly workout schedule. Is it seasonal? How many rest days do you take each week?:
Since squash is a high intensity sport, I try to create a balance between strengthening and conditioning. I hit the gym 3 times a week, and condition 2 times a week in addition to my lessons.
How do you recover from a tough workout?:
Foam-rolling & active stretching! Also, hot yoga.
What is your favorite Washington D.C. area outdoor activity? Share a favorite hike or run.:
I love running on the National Mall!
What is your favorite place in DC to get a healthy meal? :
The tacos at Chaia are really good! They're healthy, but also really filling. I also love to grab a bite or a smoothie after a lesson at Upper West Side Cafe at Squash On Fire. The Green Zinger is my favorite smoothie!
What do you like most about teaching fitness classes?:
I love being able to meet new people, and help them achieve their fitness goals.
Where and when can folks come take a class with you?:
People can come play with me at Squash On Fire in the West End. You can book a court or a lesson with me on our website: SquashOnFire.com.