We are putting a spotlight on our amazing Echelon Fit instructors in our exclusive ‘Get to Know…’ blogs. Keep reading to find out more about our globe-trotting instructor, Sage.
Instructor: Sage Figueroa
Sage is our globe-trotting lead Echelon Fit instructor in London. She was born in Belize and before settling in England, she spent time in Vancouver, Taiwan, and New Orleans. Sage is a huge fan of reggae music, as it reminds her of the sunshine and relaxed atmosphere of her home in Belize, both of which are the key to her staying grounded, present, and grateful.
Sage is passionate about supporting active mums and is the backbone of Echelon’s prenatal and postnatal classes. When Sage joined as an Echelon instructor, she was 20 weeks pregnant, and is now a proud mum to her two wonderful children, who are her biggest inspiration, always striving to channel her children’s’ bravery, resilience, and eagerness to discover more about the world.
Sage admits that she was not always as fit and healthy as she is now, especially when she was in her late teens and going into her early twenties. However, Sage was inspired by fitness instructors, crediting them for helping her to stay consistent with her health and fitness. Her proudest fitness achievement is winning a press-up competition, where she managed to do 51 press-ups in 60 seconds!
Having experienced the impact a dedicated and motivated instructor can have on an individual’s health and fitness journey first hand, Sage wanted to learn as much as she could about the industry so that she could be there to help others through their fitness journeys. To keep Echelon members moving through all the emotions involved in a workout, whether it is laughter or tears, she uses her trademark sunny encouragement.
Echelon's uplifting and supportive community can be credited as the main reason Sage wanted to join the Echelon Fit instructing team. She loves being able to get her sweat on and interact with people across the globe in her virtual classes.
Sage knows how daunting it can be to have a 'Day 1' when it comes to starting your fitness journey, and it can often be intimidating going to the gym. Whereas Echelon is a safe space for everyone, no matter where on your fitness journey you are, and regardless of ability, Echelon allows you to work out together. ‘I absolutely wanted to be a part of that!’ -Sage.
Sage is a strong believer that living life to its fullest is the most important job. Be sure to get out of your comfort zone, try new things, and just see what happens! She loves how the Echelon community can help everyone to facilitate these goals.
Sage recalls how nervous she was when she was filming her first live ride with members, but the welcoming and support atmosphere in the class left her in awe. When she has newcomers in her class, she likes to tell them to just have fun, as everything else will simply fall into place.