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Conversations with the Inspiring Gretchen Torres

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gretchen Torres.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started as an avid yoga lover attending classes at CorePower yoga as well as classes at different studios. After contemplating teacher training for quite some time, I decided to take the leap to deepen my practice. After my first teacher training, I was hooked! I completed the Yoga Sculpt training shortly after my Hot Power Fusion training. I absolutely fell in love with yoga and how it made me feel on and off the mat. In addition to being able to positively impact so many people’s lives. Today, I teach private lessons, corporate wellness and teach weekly classes at yoga studios and love every minute of it! As Yoga with GT has continued to grow the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach at many corporate offices in Los Angeles. As companies continue to focus on employee wellness by incorporating corporate wellness programs at the workplace. I have launched an extension of my yoga with GT brand- Purefit Wellness LA. A one stop for all your corporate wellness needs. I hope to see you on your mat or have the opportunity to coordinate a corporate wellness program for your company needs.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a windy road! I have experienced great successes and as many struggles along the way. My advice for other women who are starting their journey is to ALWAYS remember that there are no short cuts. Do not allow a door that has closed to deter you from your ultimate goal. You have to put in the work and be flexible adjusting your original plan and know that it will take longer than you probably thought it would have. Through it all, with all the ups and downs remember your end goal and persevere, stay humble and do all things with good intentions. In any career path, I truly believe there is room for everyone’s success. So, help others, be kind and above all stay true to yourself! If you stick with that mindset you will succeed.

what should we know about Yoga with GT & Purefit Wellness LA? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I currently teach about 20-25 yoga lessons a week. From privates, corporate wellness and yoga studio classes. I teach Vinyasa yoga, power yoga, yoga sculpt and relaxation/gentle yoga. I am known for being technical with alignment. My classes will challenge you, while leaving with a sense of relaxation and openness in your body.

I am SO proud of being able to grow my business and having the opportunity now to provide jobs for other trainers in different modalities with Purefit Wellness LA. I love teaching yoga and being able to be a part of my clients fitness journey’s. I also love being able to help grow the wellness programs in corporate environments. As someone who has worked in a corporate setting for over 13 years and managing businesses. I understand the importance of focusing on employee wellness and how it will positively impact employee morale, boost performance, health and productivity.

What sets me apart from others is the experience I have working in a corporate setting for over a decade. I understand working hectic work schedules, meeting company deadlines and how important it is to still be able to create a sense of calmness even in moments of high stress. Everyone needs time when you are just focusing on yourself, your mental and physical health. I truly believe yoga can be for every “Body”! Not just because a great physical workout, but it has helped me find balance, strength and calmness on and off the mat and I know it will do the same for you!

Pricing:

  • Private Lessons $50-$85 (30 minute – 60 minute sessions)
  • Group privates $100 flat rate (60 minute sessions)
  • Corporate Wellness Programs ($75-125 per lesson pending frequency of classes)

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