You may know Paula as "P" or "Lil'P". However you address her you know you will be getting a class that will be challenging, sweaty and make you work harder than you thought you could. She will always encourage you to listen to your body and push to your edge.
Paula has been in the fitness industry for a very long time. She is a trained dancer and continues to teach children who compete specializing in Hip Hop. She has won at the world acclaimed Apollo Theater and has received awards for her choreography. Paula is a Level 1, 2 & 3 Baptiste Power Yoga certified teacher and loves to bring her yoga knowledge into everything she does including her Buti yoga classes and Yoga Raves. Paula has a B.S. Bachelor of Science from UMASS Amherst and is a BPYI Certified Instructor.
Three words that best describe me: loyal, honest and fun
Three things you'd find in my bag: phone, sunglasses, makeup
I'm most proud of: my marriage and career
One tip I'd share with someone who wants to create a life of wishes fulfilled: trust your gut
If I wrote a children’s book the moral of the story would be: Don't be so hard on yourself.
In ten years I'll be... no idea but I want it to be warm and to be wearing flip flops
My best kept health secret: I wear sunscreen everyday on my face.
How I deal with what no longer serves me: workout, meditate, listen to music or talk to a friend
The music you'll hear if you take my class: Definitely Prince, JLo and Pitbull. I love music that is upbeat and makes me want to sing along and dance to it.
The funniest thing that has ever happened to me: I was in college when the new Diamonds and Pearls cd by Prince came out. My best friend and I were walking to the bus stop to go into town to the record store (iTunes was not available then). We were both giddy and acting a fool as we always did when we were excited. I thought I was being cute by running and jumping over the linked chain that was attached to the cement poles instead of walking around the poles. Well I didn't quite clear the height of the chain and my feet got caught on it. I fell flat on my stomach skinned my knee. Their was a group of boys behind us that I was not aware of. Apparently they thought it was funny and so did my best friend who was keeled over laughing her butt off. At the time I was so embarrassed but I now think it was kind of funny. It was all worth it though. I'll do anything for Prince.
The number one thing on my bucket list: Travel as much as possible.
Favorite Quote: "The way you do anything is the way you do EVERYTHING."
Certifications + Licensures
Mind Body Barre® Master Trainer
B.S. Bachelor of Science
BPYI Certified Instructor