When I'm looking to sign up for fitness classes I look for instructors who are challenging, energetic and FUN! So when I met Joel Cardenas after one of my charity rides at JoyRide I knew I would have to return the favor and take one of his barre classes.
Needless to say I was NOT disappointed with the fast paced, music thumping, booty shaking (literally my booty was shaking because of all the pulses we did) workout he put me through.
I found out Joel's a frequent rider at JoyRide and it made excited because I love to hear when instructors consistently take other instructors classes, it's important for instructors to support each other and I was glad to know that Joel felt the same way.
When you follow him on Instagram you will see a man who's passionate about his fitness classes, boyfriend, puppy and taking the time he needs to stay healthy both physically and mentally. Even though it can be a struggle to balance it all Joel isn't shy about sharing that side and I love it!
In a social media world where everyone seems to filter EVERYTHING it's refreshing to see someone who's staying true to who they're and isn't afraid to show us their true colors.
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