21 Questions with BSF’s New Trainer, Alyssa Exposito!

To help BSF’s clients get to know Alyssa better, we played 21 questions with her. Find out how she teaches her clients how to deadlift, her personal “fitspiration,” favorite workout song, and much more here!

1. How did you first hear about BSF?
I met Kelvin at a fitness event and we bonded over being alum’s of the []_[] (The University of Miami).. the rest was history! I knew he’d be my coach.

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2. What made you want to work here?
The family environment. From clients, coaches, front desk staff, everyone was just so close and I knew immediately this was a team that cares about each other and always strives to get better.

3. Where can we find you in between training clients?
Either lifting something heavy, running, or reading. Being back in school means #nevernotreading

4. What will we find in your gym bag?
Whey Protein, water, 2 pairs of outfit changes, a biostat book (see previous answer) and Justin’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups (da bomb.)

5. What do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated to workout?
I watch Eric Thomas’ speech, “How bad do you want Success?” Gets me going every.single.time. Watch it.

6. When you’re planning out a class, what do you think about?
How can I make the program both effective and challenging, all while making it a fun experience. At the end of he day I want to connect to clients to ensure they trust me and want to come back.

7. What is your favorite exercise to do?
Deadlifts (with a donut on the side)

8. What is your favorite exercise to teach?
Deadlifts. Most people aren’t familiar with picking things up with their legs and not their back. When you say “Take your ASSets to the back wall”, everyone immediately chuckles and knows what to do.

9. What will we never find you working out without?
Iced Coffee.

10. What do you do to relax?
Sit and read on my roof, lay on my yoga mat and not do yoga, or binge Netflix.

11. What do you tell clients who are intimidated by working with a personal trainer?
To choose one they feel the most themselves and comfortable with. In a lot of ways, a personal trainer should be, and most likely will be, more than just a personal trainer. They truly are people who will become so close to you, helping, guiding, and watching you progress.

12. Who is your “fitspiration”?
Not sure I only have one, but any strong bad-ass lady. The best part is, I don’t have to search far.. we have 3 at BSF!

13. Favorite cheat meal?
Oh my, I can only choose one? I am a sucker for chicken wings and FRIES. I will judge a restaurant off their fries sometimes harsher than the food. Terrible, I know.

14. Pre-workout fuel?
Iced Coffee / Banana and PB

15. Post-workout fuel?
Justin’s dark Peanut butter cup!

16. Personal theme song?
Such a hard one! It depends on the day, right now Backseat Freestyle by Kendrick Lamar.

17. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Brain surgeon. Neuroscience is still my favorite.

18. Celebrity doppelgänger?
I have gotten so many randoms that I don’t even see it. What do you think?

19. What celebrity would you love to train and why?
Jim Carrey; because I’m sure when I’d tell him to take his “ASSets to the back wall” he’d reenact the talking butt scene from Pet Detective.

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20. What is your favorite song to workout to?
When I’m lifting I’ll listen to anything Kanye West. When I’m running, anything Mumford and Sons. Weird, I know but the heavy acoustics give me rhythm for my cadence.

21. What is the best advice you ever received?
Where there’s a will there’s a way. Something my mom always reinforced on me growing up. It has been sort of a measure for me to know when I really, really want something. It’s a willingness to go after it, and find out how, but also what I’m willing to sacrifice to get it done.

21 Questions with BSF’s New Trainer, Stephany Bolivar!

To help BSF’s clients get to know Stephany better, we played 21 questions with her. Find out what she tells clients who are intimated by working with a trainer, her personal “fitspiration,” favorite workout song, and much more here!

1. How did you first hear about BSF?
I met Eddy through a Crossfit training facility in Astoria, then we ran into each other on the train one day, he told me about Body Space Fitness and we exchanged info. The rest is now history!

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2. What made you want to work here?
I love the energy here! Everyone is really friendly and even the members seem excited to be here, which is great to see!
3. Where can we find you in between training clients?
Once it is warmer outside (hopefully soon), either at the park reading a book or there is an outside movie night by my apartment in Astoria I love!
4. What will we find in your gym bag?
My lifting shoes, VooDoo floss band, wrist wraps and a lacrosse ball.
5. Favorite athletic brand?
Lulu (Lemon), of course!
6. What do you do when you’re feeling unmotivated to workout?
Watch really cheesy inspirational videos on YouTube.
7. When you are planning out a class, what do you think about?
How can I make everyone more excited to come in next time because they had so much fun?
8. What is your favorite exercise to do?
Squatting and snatching.

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9. What is your favorite exercise to teach?
Squatting or deadlifting. Both are very essential for the human body and typically, people don’t know how to do it without hurting themselves. I love teaching people how to do it correctly.
10. What do you do to relax?
Netflix or read.

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11. Perfect Sunday afternoon activity?
Church and then coffee, preferably outside.
12. What do you tell clients who are intimidated by working with a personal trainer?
I tell them I am on their team. I’m not here to beat them up but to make them better!
13. Who is your “fitspiration”?
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, a Canadian crossfitter.
14. Celebrity doppleganger?
Everyone says I look like Selena (Quintanilla, not Gomez. Ha!).

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15. Favorite cheat meal?
A burger with the works.
16. Pre workout fuel?
Avocado and fruit.
17. Post workout fuel?
Sweet potato and coconut water.
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18. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An astronaut. I find stars and space so fascinating!
19. What celebrity would you love to train and why?
Ryan Reynolds or Ryan Gosling…so I have an excuse to touch their butts!

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20. What is your favorite song to workout to?
Roar by Katy Perry. I don’t know why but that song gets me GOING!
21. What is the best advice you ever received?
“Life is a journey, not a race.”