She’s an early riser with a love of themed workouts and 90’s hip hop. Learn more about Group Exercise Instructor, Becky McLean!
What is your role here at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center?
“Tabata & Strength Group Exercise Instructor.”
How long have you worked with us?
“I’ve been with the Center since the day it opened; I taught the first group exercise class that day – cycling at 5:30 am.”
What do you enjoy most about working here?
“For me, the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center epitomizes the greatest purpose of group exercise – people of all ages and fitness ability levels with different motivations and goals – coming together and sharing in the experience of hard work for oneself. Additionally, the early risers that hang out with me a couple of times a week are some of the best humans with whom I have the pleasure of coaching. They laugh at my jokes, embrace my themed workouts, and celebrate small and large milestones together. I’m lucky to have such an early morning crew with me – come hang out with us; we are worth getting out of bed!”
What motivates you?
• Members that set their alarms in the four o’clock hour to get themselves out of bed to work out with me;
• Strong female athletes, both youthful and ageless;
• The best of the 90s and 2000s hip hop and R&B music (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations”, for example);
• The 200 children I spend every day with (I am the school leader of a health and wellness focused elementary charter school in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver).
Name some of your hobbies!
• I recently bought a water rower, so that’s been wonderfully kicking my butt;
• Single malt scotch tastings;
• Trail running with my ultra runner husband, Andy;
• Consigning and antiquing;
• Skiing on groomed blue runs.
What is one of your bucket list items?
“Staying in a hut on stilts in the middle of the ocean somewhere like the Maldives.”
Join Becky for Total Strength classes Thursdays at 5:30 a.m. or Fridays at 6:00 a.m. for Tabata & Core!