Adriana Lopes

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 Adriana is currently in her senior year of Nursing school at Salem State University with a concentration in Neonatal care. Up until the age of 22 she struggled with body image and was very overweight due to a series of knee surgeries she had when she was younger. In the Spring of 2015 Salem State University required that all students chose a gym elective in order to pick a major, that’s when she decided to sign up for yoga. It was through yoga that she realized just how strong and capable she was of achieving her goals. She learned to leave all her problems at the door and just keep bettering herself day by day by improving her strength, flexibility and will power. That summer when she moved home from college she signed up at a Yoga/Barre studio in her hometown to continue her journey. In the summer of 2015 she fell in love with Barre.  Her mat became her favorite place to be and that one hour she devoted to herself a day became her happy place where all her troubles disappeared. In September 2015, she decided to further her fitness journey and enrolled in The Barre and Soul 100 hour Barre Instructor training program. Her training involved learning the history of Barre, the foundational exercises taught combined with modern variations, the anatomy and physiology behind barre excercises, hands on adjustments, musicality, injury modifications, pregnancy modifications, and how to make classes accessible to beginners all while keeping them challenging to the intermediate and advanced. Her training shaped her to become a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructor. Over the past few years she has furthered her training and experiences by doing trainings for Pound Rock out Workout and TRX. In the Summer of 2016 she trained in Pilates mat, Pilates reformer, Pilates tower, and Pilates chair. Adriana has made a number of achievements in the past few years. She has lost over 100 pounds, became certified in different forms of exercise and is only a few months away from earning her Bachelors in Nursing. She can’t wait to share her experience and unique teaching styles with the students at Lexington Power Yoga  to help them achieve their personal goals!