INSTRUCTOR PROFILE: ZANDER

Where are you from?

Bayside, WI. After High School, I moved to Madison to complete my undergraduate degree and studied Biology. I currently work in Medical Sales. 


What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Sitting on my couch eating homemade popcorn while binge watching CNN.


What is your spirit animal?

Dolphin.  Smart, athletic, altruistic...depending on who you talk to.

What is your favorite movie?

Beginners.

Where is someplace you've always wanted to travel?

Thailand.

Where is your happy place?

Anywhere there is sun and my shirt is off.

What is your favorite home-cooked meal?

Briskit and kugel.  Mom makes the best.

Do you have a pet?

Bernie, the coolest puppy I know. He's my best friend.


What is something most people do not know about you?

I'm obsessed with my teeth.  I even had braces put on for the third time as a Senior in college.  It was a hit with the ladies.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?

I always try to get in a good workout! 

What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?

I love Elsa's on the Park for dinner. If you're looking for a great brunch, checkout The Knick!

Outside of SPIRE what do you do to stay in shape? 

Outside of rowing, cycling and TRX I attend classes at a local CrossFit box.  If it's nice out I love jumping on my road bike and getting in a long ride solo or with friends. 

What inSPIREd you to be a fitness instructor?

The energy at SPIRE is great!  Every time I walk into the studio, I feel motivated and ready to sweat.  I wanted to be a part of bringing that energy.  
 

 

 

What do you look forward to as an instructor at SPIRE? 

I'm excited to push myself and those taking my classes outside of our comfort zone.  I think that is what is so cool about fitness.  You can always push yourself physically, but even more importantly mentally.  I love walking out of the gym knowing I accomplished something I didn't know was possible.