Meet Kaity! She is our SPIRE Ride(+) cycling instructor. You can take her classes Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Tell me about yourself: Where are you from? Outside of SPIRE, what keeps you busy?

I was born and raised in the beautiful city of Milwaukee. I attended school at UW-Milwaukee, where I majored in Public Relations and Event Planning. I currently work as a wedding florist, literally best job ever. I am also a RUNNING MANIAC, it is cheaper than therapy! (P.S Kaity is newly engaged!)

What Are you most excited about in becoming an instructor?

Meeting and helping people reach goals every class. SPIRE is such a great community to be a part of, so being able to teach at a community-focused studio is a great fit for me.

What song gets you pumped up?

Stronger by Kayne West, "Work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger."

What is your go-to POST WORKOUT snack?

Dairy Queen, haha, but I love watermelon after a hard, sweaty workout.

What is your favorite Milwaukee Restaurant?

Bel Air, because who doesn't love tacos and tequila?

Who inSPIREs you?

My late aunt who just passed away from a 14 year long battle with cancer. She was and will always be the reason I get up in the morning and live my life to the fullest every day.

What motto do you live by?

"Do what you love and f*** the rest." - Little Miss Sunshine

What is your favorite movie or TV show? 

Forgetting Sarah Marshall kills me every time I watch it, and I am a Bravo TV addict.

What is your favorite workout clothing?

Lululemon and Target.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Joesph Gordon-Levitt, so dreamy.

One last question: If you could retire tomorrow, what would you do or where would you go?

Tybee Island, Georgia and run on the beach every day.

Instagram @kaity216 & Twitter @kaitythomp216