Broga Instructor Profile: Evan LaBarre

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WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A Broga® INSTRUCTOR?

My path to Broga/Yoga is not a dramatic story.  As a personal trainer I spend a lot of time in the gym training myself and clients. Over the years I tried several different yoga classes and enjoyed them but I never found a style or teacher that I really connected with.  Conveniently the manager of the club I work at got certified to teach Broga, so I decided to give it a shot, and like so many beginner yoga students I came to class strictly for the workout.  Being a pretty mobile and flexible person I figured the workout would not be too hard.  I quickly realized that the workout was going to challenge me in a way that I was not expecting given my high level of fitness.  The overall tone, feel of the class, and music were awesome!  I knew after the first class that Broga was going to be a big part of professional and personal life.

WHAT MUSIC GETS YOUR CLASS PUMPED FOR THE H.I.I.T. PORTION OF THE CLASS?

My favorite Broga song is KI Theory’s cover of “Stand By Me”.  The song is great example of not only the music I like sharing with my stufents and the tone I like to set for class but of my own personal taste as well.  I also really like Gary Clark JR “Don’t Owe You A Thang”.  Moby “I Love To Move In Here” and Fitz And The Tantrums “Hand Clap” are also some of my favorites!

WHERE DO YOU TEACH YOUR Broga® CLASS & WHAT IS YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE?

I teach Broga at Commonwealth Sports Club in Boston on Monday evenings at 6:00pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30am.

IN ADDITION Broga/Yoga WHAT OTHER FITNESS AND HOBBIES DO YOU ENJOY?

I have been a lifelong fitness enthusiast, currently I have been into Olympic lifting and will be competing in the Bay State Games on July 23rd 2016 for the second year in a row.  I also really enjoy training with Kettlebells and the TRX suspension trainer, both have a huge carryover to my Broga practice.

WHAT IS THE RATIO OF MEN TO WOMEN IN YOUR CLASS?

My Broga class on average is a 2/1 ratio of women to men.

We have learned over the years from the press and social media that our name  “Broga” conjures up some strong reactions from people. The origin came with a sense of humor and has evolved to reflect that Broga ® is a class that celebrates the BROtherhood of Mankind. What are your thoughts on the term Broga®?

I love the name Broga® and the evolution behind the meaning of it.

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