With Emily Beasley
Top five things people should know about you
1. I’m Australian
Born in Melbourne, I moved to NYC over a year ago to study fashion marketing at Parsons. I’m also working in the beauty section of Harper’s Bazaar but am hoping to follow a path towards a multi brand retailer like Sephora, or Intermix, in beauty or fashion.
2. I studied photography at a college in Melbourne
I did it for two years but studying killed the joy of it for me. It helped me get on course for what I really want to do now. See above.
3. Beaches and farms were the backdrop of most of my life
So the move to NYC was a bit of a culture shock. I’m used to having somewhere to go that is an hour away where I can be in nature (especially the beach!) but there’s nowhere else in the world like NYC. And I wouldn’t change a thing! The weirdest thing is being far from my family.
4. I listen to really lame 90’s music
The other day my friends overheard what I was listening to on spotify and I was horrified. I’m a real sucker for Celine Dion. She’s a bit of a thing for me and my family. PDT. Seriously.
5. I love cooking for people
Entertaining and looking after people gives me a ton of pleasure. I get it from my grandmother who plays the “mother hen” role in my family. Bringing heaps of people together is always a recipe for a fun (and delightfully random) evening.
What brought you to Pilates?
I’m a bit on and off with it. When I first moved here (onto Rivington) I went a few times but quickly switched over to yoga. I ended up hurting my back, and my mother pushed me towards getting back to Pilates for many reasons including: superior resistance training, a focus on back health and general flexibility. I’ve been going two to three times a week in the last few months and have noticed significant changes in my body and strength.
Why Plank Pilates?
I love the small class sizes: for the price it’s super worthwhile. It’s the next best thing to doing private sessions. The instructors are attentive and really guide you. They are amazing…and I’d like to mention Kristen in particular. She’s tough but pushes you to do your best in the safest way.
Top Tips for staying slim
If you find out, let me know.
I feel like consistency is key. When I was younger I would go the extremes of starving and binging but now I practice being sesnisble: portion control and eating what I like but with moderation. Eating in season and unprocessed is a great way to start.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
It’s definitely food related, I’m a foodie but to be honest…it’s peanut butter. Anything with peanut butter, cups, with a spoon, ice cream, whatever. I’m absolutely crazy for it.
Also. Skincare. I love trying out products especially face masks. The glam glow face masks exfoliate and make your skin look radiant.
Emily has been a member at Plank Pilates since 2013.