Member Spotlight: 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 gives a good variety workouts.
Has Cypress Fitness contributed to your fitness progress? In other words, have you reached any of your goals since joining?
Yes! I’ve lost weight and become more toned.
Have you changed your nutrition at all since joining Cypress, and if so, how?
Yes. I didn’t have a clue about nutrition, but I took the nutrition workshop and I have a better understanding of how I should be eating to help meet fitness goals. Nutrition is challenging in a city like New Orleans, but the trainers give lots of good tips and advice on how to make it work here.
What do you think makes a good trainer and have you established any motivating relationships through Cypress?
Experience, knowledge and approachability. I think all the trainers have this and I have been fortunate to establish motivating relationships with all of them!
Briefly describe the culture of Cypress Fitness:
CF is a very welcoming and fun environment. There is nothing intimidating about taking classes here.
What do you do in your spare time? Provide a fun fact about yourself.
I like to go to the shooting range or spend time with my dogs.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned about fitness since joining Cypress?
You have to be patient and you can’t be too hard on yourself.
What is your guilty pleasure (TV show, sweet treat, etc.)?
Empanadas and Old Fashioned’s.
What are you passionate about?
Helping people, whether through my job or on my personal time.
What is your favorite app or social media outlet?
If you could spend the day with one celebrity, who would it be and why?
Clint Eastwood because he’s a total bada**!!!
What is your dream vacation spot?
If Hollywood made a movie of your life; who would you like to see play the lead role as you?
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?