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My mantra: “Wear life like a loose garment.” My fuel: Kale salad w/egg+lentils or any KIND bar The age when I started performing: 3 yrs old Proudest moment: Giving birth to twins and starting Physique 57 Favorite dance gig: Living in Japan for 6 months performing in a beautiful resort town on the ocean

Tanya Becker

My mantra: “Work out because you love your body, not in order to love your body.” Proudest moment: Helping clients find personal empowerment in their efforts and witnessing our incredible instructors as they come into their own as teachers. Question you wished we asked: What would be your superpower? To be able to fly.

Alicia Weihl

My mantra: Live each day fully awake with an open, grateful heart. Perfect day off: Snuggling with my boys (hubby and son) in Brooklyn. Proudest moment: When I gave birth to my son, Oliver. Heroine act: Walking through my battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with grace.


Danielle Coleman is originally from Paramus, New Jersey. During her time on the East Coast, she attended Marymount Manhattan College where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2015 to pursue a career in commercial dance. Most recently, Danielle performed in Singapore and Vietnam with the company Cirque Berzerk. Outside of performing Danielle enjoys choreographing and teaching for various studios.

Danielle Coleman

Motivational quote: You are enough and your change is constant. Cheat meal: Anything cheese If I was not an instructor: I’d be a Sherpa in the mountains, climbing, skiing and snow flaking my evenings away! My fitness mantra: Nothing worth having comes easy. Inspiration: People and their journeys inspire me and luckily I get to interact with my inspirations almost daily.


Favorite Physique 57 position: Wide incline chair, feet flexed, wrap it back! Perfect day off: Beach day. Wine implied. Hero act: I’ve climbed twenty-four 14,000 ft. peaks in Colorado Question you wished we asked: If you could exchange your hair for any matter in the known universe, what would you choose? Answer: A Redwood Tree


Motivational quote: The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen. My fuel: I try to have eggs every morning. Even waking up at 5am for an early morning shift, I always make time for breakfast. The most important and my favorite meal of the day! Question you wished we asked: What would you do if you won the lottery? Buy my parents a beach house and travel the world! I want to see it all!!!


Motivational quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” My fuel: Peanut butter wheat toast (AM); protein shakes (after workouts);  kind bars (on the run) Playlist: I LOVE Pitbull!  (maybe because I own one too!)  (Don’t Stop the Party, Fireball, Shake Senora)

Andrea Colabufo

Motivational quote: The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before. My inspiration: My mom, who is also my hero. Fitness mantra: Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it. If I wasn’t an instructor: I would be a Rockstar (I also would need to take some music lessons but I’d totally be one).


Motivational quote: Nothing great ever happened without enthusiasm, so get excited! Favorite Physique 57 position: Wide waterski. Not only does it work your thighs, calves, and back, it’s also a blast when you shake your hips! Playlist: A class with me at Physique 57 is also known as “Club Ariel.” You will hear a mix of throwback and latest tunes that make you wanna move, shake, squeeze and pulse. Hip hop, party rock, and club hits!


Personal Mantra: “Pour yourself a drink. Put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together” – Elizabeth Taylor.  Cheat Meal: A Cheeseburger and ice cream. that’s right. I said “AND” not “OR”. I always want a glass of wine, the juiciest cheeseburger/french fry situation, and a scoop of ice cream after of long week of eating organic kale.  Playlist: I’m from the “dirty south” so I love hip hop music. I truly love all genres of music. If it has a good beat, you’ll probably hear it in class! 

Ashlea Potts


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