Wondering how your favorite instructors spend their time away from the studio? Looking for a little Brooklyn inspiration? Our team of amazing instructors are here to deliver, sharing bits about how they would spend an ideal day in our borough.
Wondering how your favorite instructors spend their time away from the studio? Looking for a little Brooklyn inspiration? Our team of amazing instructors are here to deliver, sharing bits about how they would spend an ideal day in our favorite borough.
Sigrid’s Perfect Day in Brooklyn
Favorite way to start the day?
I wake up in Astoria, Queens, since I live here (yeah, Heatwise is worth that kind of commute!) I am not really a morning person, so my mornings are usually kind of slow and always involve a cup or two of coffee. I tend to make some sort of list for the day, which makes me feel grounded and purposeful. And the list can, and often does, include self-care practices - take a class, get a massage, sit in the sun and turn off your phone…
Go to breakfast?
I’m not a big eater in the morning, I am fine with one or two cups of coffee till mid-morning. When I am home, I have a few favorite egg dishes that I make: current #1 scrambled eggs with spring onions and feta. If you are ever in Astoria, and love European-style pastries, check out Sweet Scene Astoria (a stumble away from my house) @sweetsceneastoria.
Favorite morning activity?
I often bike from Queens to Brooklyn along the East River waterfront and have discovered many favorite places along the way - one of my favorite finds is Vinegar Hill - a tiny neighborhood where early New York City / Breukelen History is palpable! If you are into that kind of stuff, check out this podcast: https://www.boweryboyshistory.com/bowery-boys-first/bowery-boys-podcast
What’s for lunch?
Totally depends on my schedule, pre-pandemic I was often out of the house early and came home late in the evening, trying to bring homemade food along as much as I can, but, sometimes it just does not work out…we are very lucky in New York with so many good, nourishing and affordable food options around…
Any afternoon plans?
I am definitely the most active in the afternoon and evening. I love taking an evening class (at Heatwise, of course) - and I also love to kickbox (balance for the win!) or ride my bike all over the boroughs.
Just like I am not a morning person, I am definitely a night owl…tacos in the Rockaways! Yes, sign me up! One of the best (and very affordable) ways to get a real New York moment is to hop on a ferry to the Rockaways - and I get to ride it all the way back up north to Astoria, the city in all it’s illuminated glory as a backdrop! Other places in Brooklyn that I love to meet friends: Gran Electrica, Leyenda & Brooklyn Crab.
Any late night fun?
Weather permitting, a drink on my fire-escape, hot tea on a cold night; a refreshing gin & tonic on a hot summer night - everything is fair game! Also, an episode or two of Schitt’s Creek ;)