all about us: Alea

Alea Head ShotWe’re so excited to welcome Alea as a new GRIT Rockstar! From all the way across the country in Washington D.C., Alea found her passion for fitness in college. She started teaching group exercise and fell in love with how inspiring it is to sweat with amazing people. Over years of pursuing fitness and being an avid group exerciser, she’s discovered what works: motivating people to feel inspired and proud of how hard their body can truly work. Find Alea Thursdays and Saturdays in Nob Hill!

Read more for her current favorite songs and go-to workout snacks!


Favorite Nob Hill Hot Spots?

You can always find me at one of my favorite Nob Hill food spots. I love House of Thai and the acai bowls at Basik Cafe.  And have you guys been to the Loving Cup in Russian Hill?  Their rice pudding is amazing! I can’t wait to plan a post-class trip there!

What do you do in your spare time?

You can definitely say that I’ve caught the travel bug. I love exploring different places and seeing new parts of the word. My latest trip was to Patagonia in Chile and it was one of my ultimate favorites. I’m currently trying to map out my next adventure. Any suggestions?

Where do you find your uforia?

I find my uforia embracing the sweat at uforia studios of course! Whether I’m in Palo Alto or Nob Hill, I love working up a sweat in this positive, supportive community. I love hitting the Underground and dance floor just as much as I love teaching GRIT. It all makes me smile!

What are your favorite pre/post workout snacks?

I have a pretty solid before & after workout snack routine. You can usually find me snacking on bananas, dates, or peanut butter–sometimes all three! I’m also always trying to keep hydrated and make sure to have a lot of water before and after I sweat.

Favorite songs at the moment?

Right now I’m totally digging “Giving em what they love” by Janelle Monae featuring Prince and “Yoga” by Janelle Monae. I love “Bang Bang” by and Paloma Faith’s “Ready for the Good Life.” And seriously, anything and everything Rihanna!

Anything else you might want to share with our uforians?

After sweating with you all during my training, I’m so excited to finally be a uforia Rockstar! I hope you come find me with questions, song requests, and anything else! Can’t wait to #getgritty with you!