Meet Barre, Spin and Dance Teacher Mish Metz

What kind of classes do you teach?

I teach all of the Pure Barre's class offerings, Spin at RushCycle, Mishalisa workouts, and soon to be AKT!

Where were you raised and where do you currently live? Age, if ok. 

I was born in Denver and grew up in Golden, CO.  So lucky to live in such a gorgeous active state my whole life.  I am 35.

What motivates you to get up in the morning?

What motivates me to get up in the morning is having the power to help others be better, stronger, happier, more confident versions of themselves.  Living an active healthy lifestyle does so much more than change the shape of your body, and I love being able to help people figure that out.  It has this amazing, powerful, domino effect on everything else in your life, including the people in it.  Happiness is contagious.  Let's spread it around!

Is there a book you’re reading right now?

I just circled back to a book I started a couple years ago (almost to the exact day which is interesting).  I wasn't ready to fill it out and read it all the first time, but now I am!  It is called "Pretty Happy" by Kate Hudson.  It's a journal style book on healthy ways to love your body.

If you could only do two workouts a week, what would it be?

ONLY TWO!?!?!  I would need a classic pure barre class and 1 really tough cardio class, so either an AKT dance class or a RushCycle class!  Sweat!!!

Is there a teacher that you love learning from?

I love learning from so many teachers on the reg.  I am so very lucky to have so many of my closest friends be inspirational to me everyday in the studios.  I could never choose just one...we should all always be open and wanting to learn from each and every person.  There's always something new to learn.

What is your favorite way to spend a day outdoors?

I love hiking!  The cliche Colorado quote, but that wasn't always the case.  I have only more in my adult life found hiking.  I love hiking solo, well with Ted (my 15 year old Chihuahua) and just finding the serenity and quiet space to reflect and have a moment!  Otherwise, it's a baseball game!  There is nothing like a quality day at the ballpark!

Are there any charities you support?

Make-A-Wish Foundation has always been a big part of my life.  My family has done incredible amounts of work for them and I cherish the experiences I have had. I have also worked with Foothills Animal Shelter and SafeHouse Progressive Alliance.

Where can we find you teaching classes?

Pure Barre Cherry Creek and Highlands, RushCycle Denver Highlands and soon to be AKT Cherry Creek, with RiNo and LoHi to follow!  I teach Pop-Ups often as well, so follow to see where I am at!

Last, what is in your gym bag?

Oh my gosh!  What isn't in there!?  Haha!  A wet brush, powder and bronzer, a hat (always), pure barre socks galore, a phone charger (phone is always on 4%), an RX bar, Coco Chanel Mademoiselle (signature smell) and sometimes even Ted!  @TedtheChihuahua goes on most of my adventures!