Julie Eusebio is a group exercise instructor at our Elite Sports Clubs location in Brookfield on Burleigh Rd. She currently teaches cycling classes but has taught all sorts of classes over the past decade.
Meet Julie Eusebio:
1. What classes do you currently teach? I currently teach Sunday Cycle at 9:30 am & alternating Tuesday Cycle at 5:30 pm
2. How long have you been teaching group exercise? I have been teaching for 9 years now – have taught everything from Zumba, BootCamp, Strength, Cycle, Core, Kickboxing, as well as Personal Training.
3. What made you want to start teaching group exercise? I started college during the huge Zumba craze, and wanted to have a fun job, so I started teaching Zumba my Sophomore year at UW-Green Bay.
4. What is your favorite part about teaching your class(es)? My favorite part about teaching has to be the ripple effect of motivation – I get so inspired and motivated by those participating in class, just the same as I am motivating the change those participating want to see. I don’t feel like I am teaching at times, but rather riding with some friends who are all pushing each other to make the most of our workout together.
5. What your favorite song or style of music to teach to? This is a tough one – I really like a strong beat for cycle, but also love a classic song to sing along to.
6. What is your favorite exercise to do in your class? Specifically, for Cycle classes – I love a hard climb followed by a flat road sprint.
7. How do you stay active outside of your own classes? Outside of my classes, I like to mix-it-up – I will try just about any class offered at Elite, especially if a friend asks me to join, I enjoy walking my dog Mack (he is a 2-year-old Lab-Retriever-Shepard mix), hiking, and playing sand volleyball.
8. What else do you enjoy doing in your free time? My husband and I just bought a house – so currently we are renovating – taking down wall paper, painting, completely gutting the kitchen, and yard work of course. As much as this is work – I find it fun to make it how we envision it to be. I also really enjoy playing cribbage, sitting by a fire, and checking out new craft breweries.
9. What advice do you give people who are coming into your classes for the first time? Never compare yourself to the person next to you in class – this is YOUR workout & you get to choose what you want from it. It can be a stress relieving ride, a determination ride, a make you stronger ride, a first ride marking the start of a new fitness journey.
10. What personal advice do you give someone who is looking to get to a healthier point in their life? You need to find that one word or phrase that you can repeat over and over when you feel like giving up. “I am strong” “I am determined” “My kids” “Me time” “For those who can’t” – this needs to be posted on your bathroom mirror at home, on the fridge, on your desk at work. This is what you are working towards. I also would suggest working on adding something into your day rather than taking something away – ADD more veggies, or more water, or one Cycle class a week – then as you fill up your day with healthier activities you can choose to remove some of the bad habits.
Have you taken a class with Julie Eusebio? Tell us about your experience with her, or perhaps your own personal story!
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