MEET OUR TEAM: Alvina "V" Brown
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
I was born and raised in in South Bend, Indiana. I moved to NYC to be a writer (but coming from being an athlete I was missing the discipline). Fast forward two years and I started working in the fitness industry as a front desk associate at Y7 Yoga studio. I got promoted a few times there and now I am full time. I also got certified to be a personal trainer and yoga instructor last year and then stumbled into AQUASTUDIO six months ago!
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH AQUASTUDIO?
I got involved with AQUASTUDIO six months ago when my friend (and former AQUASTUDIO instructor) Laura was leaving and wanted me to take her class. She asked me if I liked it or could find myself teaching at the Studio and I said, "Sure!"
And then BOOM — the try-out process began!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CLASS TO TEACH, AND WHY?
I love teaching Interval! I have so much freedom for choreography and music that it really feels like my own. Also, each and every one of my classes is completely different.
WHAT DOES HOLISTIC WELLNESS MEAN TO YOU?
Holistic wellness, to me, means putting natural and organic substances into your body to help heal you or relieve pain. I believe meditation, yoga and putting good things into your body does wonders.
WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT AQUA CLASS PLAYLIST INCLUDE?
The perfect AQUA playlist for me includes 300 Violin Orchestra by Jorge Q.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU EVERY DAY?
I live every day as if I will die tomorrow. My inspiration comes from knowing that I have control over my life and what I choose to do with it.
WHAT CAN AQUASTUDIO MEMBERS EXPECT FROM TAKING A CLASS WITH YOU?
They can expect great music, a fun time, a challenging workout (I hear my classes are hard!) and me acting like a fool on the pool deck. If my clients see me not taking it too seriously, then they can have fun, too — which changes then their mindset around fitness.
WHAT IS YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE?
Mondays 6:30pm INTVL + 7:30pm PLYO
Fridays 5:30 pm PADDLE + 6:30 pm INTVL