New Swan instructor, Travis Steele Sisk, is bringing his teaching expertise to our Swan community! With a background in dance, Travis fits in just perfectly with our Swan family. Teaching both privates and group classes that are not-to-be-missed, you can experience his teaching style in a multitude of ways. Get to know Travis and sign up for his class. He can't wait to have all of us doing a pull up or two!
Can you tell us a bit about your philosophy of teaching, what interests you about the body, and any influences that have shaped your practice and your teaching?
A big part of my teaching comes from the idea that we, as humans, should be able to do basic body functionality movements, like squats or push ups or pull ups. I have a tendency to train my clients to build up the strength to be able to do that without pain or struggle. I believe in addressing a client's body as it is that day and building a program that shifts and changes according to my clients energy levels and daily needs.
What is your favorite muscle or bone? Why?
I'm pretty into the the glut's... ya know, the butt. I love feeling the burn from doing any sort of work on the gluts, mostly due to the fact that it took me so long to feel them fire and get a proper workout from using them.
What are you reading and/or listening to right now?
I've been listening to a lot of Banks lately. I like her sultry voice and the tempo of her music is perfect for a Pilates workout.
What is your favorite thing about teaching a group class?
When I can hear people working hard. I think grunting and/or heavy breathing during class is great. It lets me know you are working!
Stay in or go out?
A few months ago I would've said go out, but hibernation mode is creeping in.
What is your favorite NYC restaurant?
Right now it's TuTu's off Bogart St in Bushwick. I generally like to eat in my neighborhood and TuTu's has a great wine list and seasonally changing menu. I've never been disappointed.
Anything else you want to share with The Swan community?
Can't wait to see you all in my classes! Saturdays, 12:15 PM at the Flatiron location, and noon on Fridays in Brooklyn!