The countdown to Superbowl weekend is on! Hear what Derek Waddy – lululemon South Florida ambassador – had to say about living the Sweat Life, and what we can expect during lululemon’s Training Camp workout on February 1st.
Tell us about yourself - where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?
I’m from Ft. Washington, Maryland. I came to Miami in 2015. I had the opportunity in Miami to continue my growth in the yoga and fitness industry through being developed as an instructor and leading teacher trainings both locally and nationally.
Where do you teach? How long have you been an instructor? What is your specialty?
I teach at Greenmonkey Yoga studio, Anatomy, and I also have private clients that I work with weekly.
Tell us about your experience as a lululemon ambassador. What is your favorite part?
Being a lululemon ambassador has been a great experience. It has encouraged me to take part in different activities that I wouldn’t have otherwise, most notably, running a half marathon. They have supported my studio classes and they have also worked with me in support of my nonprofit organization, AIM Miami. My favorite part about being an ambassador has been the people I’ve met and the relationships I've formed.
Tell us about AIM Miami? What is it? What is your role?
I’m the Co-Founder of AIM. AIM Miami is a nonprofit after school program. Currently, we are working with youth in the Miami Dade Public School system. We offer yoga, character development curriculum, and professional and vocational sessions. Our motivation is to help students make healthy lifestyle choices, manage daily stressors, and cultivate practical skills that help them accomplish their personal, academic, and professional goals. We’re excited about what 2020 will bring as we continue to grow and expand.
So tell us, what we can expect at the upcoming lululemon Training Camp workout?
You can expect a high energy event that will be lots of fun. Some of the top trainers in South Florida will be there leading the charge! The proceeds from the event will help AIM provide food, educational programming, and events that allow the youth we work with exposure to a variety of career opportunities.