VIDA M.I.T. Instructor Profile: Andrea Marchesi
Years in the fitness industry:
I started in 2000 as a kickboxing instructor when I lived out in California. I’ve always been active and an avid gym-goer, so when one of the instructors approached me about getting certified to teach classes I thought, why not?
Years at VIDA:
I started in mid-November of 2013 when I moved here from California.
Besides M.I.T. what other classes can we find you teaching?
Oh boy, I teach VIDA Body, TRX, VIDA Xtreme, VIDA Barre, Kickboxing, RIP 30, and VIDA RX!
What do you enjoy about teaching M.I.T.?
I like intense workouts, and that’s M.I.T. I also like this kind of intensity because it’s a difficult workout format for people to do on their own, so I like being able to coach people to keep it going and not stop for the duration of the class. Typically, if someone is doing these type of exercises on their own they’ll hit muscle failure earlier or they’ll take more breaks simply because they don’t have an instructor or a group that keeps the pace and movement going.
Why should someone try something new by taking M.I.T?
This is a “take-it-to-the-next-level” class. The interval format of M.I.T. is scientifically proven to boost athletic abilities and metabolic functioning. It’s also the most ideal way to lose weight by getting your heart rate up and getting some cardio, but also by building body strength.
What exercise do you love to hate?
These are the ones I think gives everyone a collective loathing look on their face, but I love them: burpees and mountain climbers!
What is the most gratifying part about teaching M.I.T.?
I consistently see all of my class participants improve in cardiac capacity and body strength as each week goes by. They finish before the bell hits, they get faster and it take more to wear them out.
That means it’s working and they’re seeing benefits! Consistency is key with this class, coming two to three times per week is what will allow you to see the full benefits of what we do in M.I.T.
What are some other group exercise classes you can throw in to the mix throughout your week to tie a solid routine together?
RIP 30 and VIDA Xtreme are great for giving you an intense workout, but in a slightly different format so you’re getting variation, but continually focusing on a full-body workout.
Best pump-up song?
“Work Bitch” by Britney. She just gets it.