Category Archives: Member Spotlight

Apr
16th, 2018

Member Spotlight: Kate Reilly

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Member Spotlight, Uncategorized, April 16, 2018

Name: Kate Reilly Company, Position and Brief Job Description: I’m a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations. Our agency investigates criminal organizations that exploit the country’s trade, travel, financial and immigration systems. How long have you been a member of Cypress Fitness? Since August 2014 What are your training goals? To get stronger! What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join Cypress Fitness? Was there someone who influenced you to join? I was new to New Orleans and was looking for group fitness classes. List any Cypress Fitness classes, events, people, etc., that you find especially motivating. I think all the trainers are motivating! They all bring very unique talents and experience to their classes so it […]

Jan
21st, 2018

Member Spotlight: Ann Glaviano

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Member Spotlight, January 21, 2018

Name: Ann Glaviano Company, Position and brief job description: Self-employed artist with multiple freelance career hustles. Recent fiction/essays at Slate, Tin House, Ninth Letter, Fairy Tale Review; recent dance performances at Marigny Opera House, Art Klub, the Airlift Music Box; I DJ a 1957-1974 vinyl dance jams party twice a month at Twelve Mile Limit in Mid-City and Okay Bar in the Seventh Ward; grant writer for community arts organizations, including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Big Class; copy editor for clients such as the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ quarterly magazine, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, and a creative nonfiction journal called River Teeth. How long have you been a member of Cypress Fitness? I joined in July […]

Nov
06th, 2017

Member Spotlight: Stephanie Hotard

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Member Spotlight, November 06, 2017

Name: Stephanie Hotard Company, Position and brief job description: Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), Director of Development – I raise funds for YEP, an amazing local non-profit that serves 1,200 young people through community-based education, mentoring,  employment readiness and enrichment programs.  How long have you been a member of Cypress Fitness? Since January of 2015 What are your training goals? Right now I am just working to maintain my weight and strength. What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join Cypress Fitness? Was there someone who influenced you to join? A few things – I knew Brandon from college, my best friend Cassie joined and liked it, and my husband thought that I would really enjoy getting […]

Jun
09th, 2017

Member Spotlight: Jordan Wilkinson

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Member Spotlight, June 09, 2017

Name:  Jordan Wilkinson Company, Position and brief job description:  I am a business consultant for Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N). We are the largest Louisiana-based accounting firm. The boring answer to job description is that I focus on litigation support, and have done so for about five years now. In short summary though, we help businesses with their problems. How long have you been a member of Cypress Fitness? I joined in December 2016 What are your training goals? I want to reach 100 classes before my birthday in September. I am at 52 as of May 8th. Over the next year, I also want to focus on improving my flexibility (can barely touch my toes) and my upper body strength. What was […]

Apr
21st, 2017

Member Spotlight: Ilana Obuchowski

Posted by Brandon Bergeron in Before & After, Member Spotlight, Results, April 21, 2017

            Name: Ilana Obuchowski Company and Position: I am the assistant director for club sports at Tulane University. There’s 32 student-run teams ranging from basketball and soccer to rugby and quidditch to rowing and sailing to karate and ping pong. About 1,000 students participate in the program annually. How long have you been a member of Cypress Fitness? Since around June 2016. What are your training goals? I want to run a 5k in under 30 minutes. I also always want to be faster, stronger, and better than the person next to me. What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to join Cypress Fitness? Was there someone who influenced you to join? When […]