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Name: Samone Weissman
Job Title: Certified Pilates Instructor
Asphalt Green Department: Fitness
Asphalt Green Campus: Battery Park City
Q: How long have you been working at Asphalt Green?
A: I’ve been working at Asphalt Green since April 2012.
Q: What do you do at Asphalt Green?
A: I teach group exercise mat Pilates, private, and semi-private classes using our amazing Pilates equipment.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of working at Asphalt Green?
A: I love the members! They are so eager and excited to learn.
Q: What is one of your fondest memories of working at Asphalt Green so far?
A: I love it when my clients confess how Pilates has improved other aspects of their lives. The light in their eyes and gratitude mean everything to me.
Q: How did you get into the fitness industry?
A: I discovered Pilates as a form of rehabilitation for my bad back in 2001. It became a regular form of maintenance and was really the only form of exercise that I enjoyed. I made it my profession in 2012 after working as an off-Broadway stage manager for 17 years.
Q: What is your favorite exercise?
A: I love anything that articulates the spine: rolling like a ball, short spine, and shoulder bridges are some of my favorite Pilates exercises.
Q: What are your gym pet peeves?
A: My pet peeve is not cleaning up after yourself.
Q: What is your favorite fitness tip or advice for new gym goers?
A: Leave your ego at the door and ask questions. We want you to succeed and be safe.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: I’m originally from Chicago. Go Bulls!