Get To Know Coco – Instructor for body, rev, & mind
Houston-raised, Cornilia (known around DEFINE as Coco), has a passion for all things health and wellness. A Physician Assistant with a focus in oncology by trade and a body, rev and mind instructor by passion, DEFINE’s mission is the perfect fit for Coco. After years of dealing with lower back issues, she tried DEFINE in 2009 and fell in love with the classes. She joined the team within a few weeks, first as an EE, then an instructor, and now she even works as a franchise trainer. Most recently, Coco spent time helping open DEFINE’s first international studio in Dubai and helped set it up for the success that it currently is!
Currently, Coco is also in yoga training with the intent to pair her medical knowledge and movement background to bring yoga to patients and their families.
One of Coco’s biggest tips for getting the most from your class is, “your perspective dictates your performance.” You should go into class with the mentality of celebrating yourself and what your body can do. That way, when your body gets tired, your heart can carry you forward! Also, she encourages clients to build community in the studio, “Meet someone new or bring a friend.” It makes it more fun and you can hold each other accountable on days where you most need it!
A baller playlist is her biggest motivator and she loves when clients give her recommendations that she can put her own spin on. She also suggests, “Don’t hesitate to make suggestions or talk to your instructor. We love getting to know our clients. They inspire us as much as we hope to inspire them!”
Check out her latest playlist at https://soundcloud.com/cornilia27/sets/riding
Favorite Quote: “She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them.”