I met Natalie Uhling a year ago in NYC. I started going to her Turbo Kick classes just after I fell in love with the format and became a certified instructor. After taking just one of Natalie’s classes, I was hooked! She has energy that is absolutely unreal and she always looks great while working out! I strive to match her enthusiasm and passion when teaching my own Turbo Kick classes in Dallas and NYC.
In addition to being an awesome fitness instructor, she’s the fresh, fierce face of Under Armour Women! She participates in Under Armour promotional events and campaigns and consults on product development to produce the best fitness gear for women around the world. Natalie proves that GRIT is BEAUTIFUL. She inspires me so Natalie is officially an honorary GRIT Girl!
If you’re in NYC, check out one of her classes. Natalie teaches Turbo Kick at 24 Hour Fitness – Midtown and Megaformer Pilates at SLT. Her classes exude energy, are tons of fun and very challenging. Natalie works her butt off in every class. With sweat puddles on the floor, this woman is not messing around! You will also appreciate Natalie’s authenticity and genuine spirit. Click here for her weekly schedule.
I recently caught up with my friend, the super fit model chick. Check out the interview.
Describe your diet. Are there any tips you want to share?
I am a pescetarian. Basically what that means is I am a vegetarian that also eats fish. As far as diet goes, try to eat as clean as you can! Eat for your body and most importantly listen to your body’s needs.
What do you recommend as the right mix of weekly cardio and resistance training/toning workouts?
I honestly don’t think there is a magic number or workout formula. Everyone is different. It is important to listen to your body and do what you are craving. The more you are in touch with your body the better you will feel.
What song always get you going?
Right now it has to be “Clique” by Kanye West featuring Jay- Z and Big Sean.
Turbo Kick! It makes me feel like a bada** every time I teach because it is super intense! I am all about intensity!
How do you stay motivated when you’re completely exhausted?
I think about all my students who have been waiting all day to come take class! It gets me excited and motivates me every time. My students are my motivation.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting to work out?
Start slow and gradually build up! The last thing you want is to get hurt. Also, find a workout that inspires you and gets you excited about exercise.
What does GRIT mean to you?
GRIT is about inspiring others to lead a healthy and positive life. GRIT gives you tools that will help you be successful in your everyday life.
This article originally appeared on GRIT by Brit and was reprinted with permission.
Photo credits: Natalie Uhling and Brittani Rettig
Under Armour video featuring Natalie Uhling below
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