Meet Valerie Rutka

What kind of classes do you teach? Vinyasa flow, restorative & power vinyasa.

Where were you raised and where do you currently live? Age, if ok. Born and raised in Michigan. Spent 6 years in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles about a year ago.

What motivates you to get up in the morning? I’m a strong believer in having a consistent morning routine. Journaling, meditation and music gets me up out of bed and feeling my best.

Is there a book you’re reading right now? Wait just one? I have a terrible habit of reading multiple books at the same time. Currently I’m reading Big magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.

If you could only do two workouts a week, what would it be? Vinyasa yoga and HIIT

Is there a teacher that you love learning from? Kathryn Budig is amazing!!

What is your favorite way to spend a day outdoors? Since moving to California hiking has quickly become my favorite.

Where can we find you teaching classes? Events for fitgirl club, workshops at Be crystal clear and yoga private classes in Santa Monica.

Last, what is in your gym bag? Beats headphones, yoga towel, and a bunch of extra hair ties.