You’ve heard of the 30 Day Challenge, right?
You’ve seen those brave souls rock up at all hours, every day to the studio, ticking off each class on the white board? You might have noticed that Teresa McGovern has powered past the finish line of her 30 Day Challenge and is now heading towards her 60 Days!
Go Teresa! We love having you here every day with a smile on your face! You are truly Living Life with Fierce Grace.
Find out what makes her tick….
What brought you to yoga? For how long have you been practicing?
“I’ve been doing FG since the Studio opened in Brixton (Dec 2014), prior to that I did Bikram (a little less regularly) , which I started in 2009 and prior to that I did other random yoga classes (but not a regular practice).”
And how have you been finding Fierce Grace?
“I love it. I love the variety of the classes and I love the studio.”
What made you decide to do a 30 Day Challenge?
“I came back to London after having been away for a lot of the Summer, having done hardly any exercise. I’d put on weight and felt very unfit, and wanted to change that and challenge myself.”
How have you been finding it? Have you noticed a change in your practice?
“Really great, tough dragging myself out of bed some mornings (early morning is the only time I can really fit in classes) but once I’ve finished class I feel brilliant. The change in my practice has been slow but I am beginning to notice the difference.”
We see you have been attending the full range of classes (Classic, FG, Deep Core, Fix plus SOB) therefore making full use of the integrated Fierce Grace system. Has this been helpful for the 30 Day Challenge?
“Absolutely. It’s fantastic to have the option of fix for those days when I’m short on time and I love that class. I also hadn’t really tried Deep Core before the challenge but am beginning to really like that class too and find it’s brilliant after having done a couple of days of Classic or FG, and I weirdly find this class tougher. I’ve tried wild too and liked that, but not quite ready for the Beast yet!”
Do you have a favourite class?
“From a purely practical point of view I love fix, as I’m always rushing around but I do love FG too. I especially like having music.”
What is your favourite pose and why? And what is your most challenging?
“I like Camel, although it’s challenging it has such an immediate impact. Challenging – well loads – big to stretch, froggie, side crow…”
On a different note – just to learn more about our Brixton community – how long have you lived in Brixton? What are your favourite things to do in Brixton and what do you like about the area?
“We’ve been in Brixton since 2014, but were in Stockwell before this so were in the area. In terms of things to do… I think we are really lucky in Brixton with loads of great eating and drinking places around the market and at Pop now, and also some great haunts locally for us up Brixton hill. The cinema is fantastic, and I have a 5 year old, so we spend alot of time at Brockwell park.”
Anything else to add?
“Just thanks to all the crew at Fierce Grace Brixton. All the staff are amazing, it really is the friendliest studio I’ve attended!”
Thanks so much Teresa and keep up your excellent work!