Tell us your name and age?
Demi Lee Patience, and no chance!
How long have you been in the fitness industry?
What has fitness done for you?
Changed my life completely, physically and mentally! And the best thing about it is I have met so many great people and worked for great companies!
How has joining Echelon changed your fitness journey?
Echelon has improved my fitness journey massively! It’s been great to connect with people virtually, and the various classes I teach have improved my strength.
What would you say is your favourite class genre and why?
It’s really hard because I love all types of music. I guess I love house music or remixed music... anything with a beat. It brings out my personality and helps motivate me during rides, and if it does that for me, then it should do that for my riders :)
For whom are your classes best suited?
My classes are best suited for people who want a fun but effective workout. I like to think my classes are for all fitness levels as I give easier and hard options throughout my classes.
How do you keep your attendees motivated during your classes?
I talk a lot, and I like everyone to feel like they are having a personal experience with me rather than just a YouTube workout. I teach my participants how I would like to be taught. I think it’s important to keep music different as well, so I use different music each class to keep the participants guessing - everyone loves a throwback playlist it really gets people going, especially with a few “whoop whoop”!
What would you say to someone who is about to give up halfway through the class?
It’s hard. I don’t like people feeling they have to keep going if they are struggling, but I do encourage people to continue by telling them to remember “your body is designed to do this, you have to convince your mind”. Our minds are powerful, so we do need to keep telling ourselves that we can do it to reach the end. However, if a person is going to give up, I will say “grab a water” and come back into the workout when you can - nobody should feel under pressure, it’s their workout.
Describe in one sentence how your attendees feel after completing one of your classes?
Amazing, dying, fantastic, exhausted!
What would be your go-to workout playlist?
What is your number one fitness tip?
Set realistic goals, be consistent, and accept the feelings of discomfort!