My great friend and old fitness boss at the University of Virginia, Heather Layton, just sent me this picture today....
Allow me to explain. This picture was taken ten years ago. I was but a fledgling instructor at the University of Virginia. This was a special master class called "Divine Step," named after a club in the city called Club Divine. The DJ from the club ("DJ Inferno") was spinning live while my good friend Tina Terrado and I co-taught step to 75 people. (Tina and "Inferno" were dating.)
My attire is a poor attempt to look like a club kid, making me look more like a member of Menudo.
Man, those were the days. The very fact that I possessed Y-chromosomes and could clap to music catapulted me to fitness stardom.
And then came New York. Nothing like the big city to knock you down a few notches. But wow, does it feel great to remember my cockier, more innocent days.