Lindsay found her passion for fitness early in childhood, excelling in sports, gymnastics and dance. She was a four sport athlete (volleyball, tennis, basketball and soccer) throughout elementary and middle school, spending her summers at Kutsher's Sports Academy (Monticello, NY). Lindsay's strongest sport was soccer and she joined the High School Varsity team while still an 8th grader. She lettered for five years, achieving All-Division, All-County, Honorable Mention All-State, and a nomination for All-American. Lindsay was also Captain of her team for three years. In addition, she played Varsity Basketball and was both an All-Country point guard and team Captain.
While a senior in high school, Lindsay was recruited heavily for soccer and opted to attend Cornell University in her home state of New York. She played two seasons of Varsity at Cornell. At this point, she had also coached soccer for kids locally and at Kutsher's, where she was a camp counselor.
Eventually all of this came to a halt. Lindsay developed an eating disorder while a student at Cornell that ultimately lead her to quit the soccer team to focus on her recovery from bulimia, exercise bulimia, anorexia and compulsive overeating, which was severely compromising her health and happiness.
Always a fighter, Lindsay progressed in her recovery and graduated Cornell in five years with a BA in English. She landed on her feet working for New York Magazine in New York City, where she returned to fitness both by playing soccer recreationally, and joining Equinox gym in the West Village. Here she discovered a mind-body, high intensity class called intenSati, which ultimately changed her life and led her to find a path teaching intenSati group fitness classes both at Equinox and in Central Park. The latter was a community building, free fitness offering she created that lead to Lindsay being named "New Yorker of the Week" by TV network NY1.
Lindsay's fitness career was a study in stops and starts after she severely fractured her ankle playing soccer in Prospect Park, which required two surgeries. Always a fighter (are you sensing a theme here?) she got back into teaching but began to pick up more therapeutic practices like yoga, DeepEx and pilates to heal her body. Her resilience was tested time and again, as she ended up tearing multiple ankle ligaments and tendons plus damaging her knee, all in all requiring seven major orthopedic surgeries on her right leg. The hard work, commitment, patience and sheer grit it required to successfully rehabilitate from these injuries informs Lindsay's entire approach to fitness and health. SHE HAS BEEN THERE - the struggle, the pain, attempting to manage pain with meds, depression, confusion, grief...she has quite literally come out of the darkness and into the light (where she currently spends most of her time). Lindsay has tried just about every form of therapy to heal herself and (in addition to receiving guidance from experts) believes at the end of the day, YOU are your own guru and best healer.
In June of 2014, Lindsay joined fitness world full-time when she was hired as the Group Fitness Manager at Equinox Soho in NYC. Here she oversaw all group fitness operations for the Soho location, with a program of +130 classes a week in three studios (Cycle/Main Studio/Yoga). She earned a "Program of the Year" nomination and managed multiple pilot programs. After 2 1/2 years at Soho, Lindsay was promoted and opened up the brand new Equinox Bond St in NoHo, where she again ran group fitness operations for nearly a year. She left only recently (Nov 2017) to further pursue her career in entertainment and the arts.
During her 3 1/2 year tenure as a Group Fitness Manager at Equinox, Lindsay shifted her teaching from intenSati to Cycling, Barre and Lower Body Conditioning. She is certified in AFAA and Schwinn and teaches the following for Equinox: The Pursuit: Burn/Build, Studio Cycling, Cycle Beats, Cardio Dance, Barre Burn and quite possibly her favorite class, Best Butt Ever. She has lead rides for Cycle for Survival and Cycle for Heroes, and appeared on FOX news in a fitness segment on The Pursuit.
Throughout the years, Lindsay has also studied multiple dance forms including Jazz/Modern/Hip-Hop/Afro-Cuban/Funk/Latin/Ballroom and Bellydancing (to name a few) at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Peridance, Alvin Ailey Extension, Body & Pole (DeepEx) and more. She LOVES TO DANCE and thinks it is one of the healthiest, most authentic ways to express who you really are and could be (for more on that, find her instagram @lbdactor). She has choreographed professionally, including for comedic digital shorts. And, if you ask her, Lindsay will still blush when admitting to being voted "Best Female Dancer" in her graduating high school class on Long Island (sorry not sorry).
Lindsay's entire approach to fitness, health, self expression and wellness is informed by her innate love of movement and the strength she's demonstrated over the years to overcome adversity. She is the definition of empowerment and loves to share her secrets (before/after and sometimes during class!) with her tribe. Lindsay shares DEEP gratitude for fitness and recovery. Her approach is to balance self love with a desire for excellence, always pushing herself and others to achieve greatness. Lindsay teaches this to her students every day as well as to private clients.
Ultimately, Lindsay's desire to inspire others is so genuine, it can almost seem out of place in the concrete jungle. And nevertheless, she persists, carrying her own message with down-to-earth charm and rockstar flare, reaching others with the kind of light that uplifts, inspires and allows for true transformation.