Meet Erin Romney, a entrepreneur and fitness pioneer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Owner of Romney Studios, Erin teaches Pilates and operates her beautiful three-story studio that hosts classes from classical Pilates to Megaformers to indoor cycling, barre and more. Read on to learn more about Erin and how she stands out in the Big Easy and how she’s all about the #beautyofvariety too.
Why do you teach Pilates?
 Pilates is the most balanced way of strengthening the body. I love teaching it because not only the results it provides but it is great to keep in shape even when rehabbing or working around an injury.  It’s an intelligent and effective way of working out.  It is great for creating long, lean and flexible muscles and each session is tailored to the clients particular body and needs.
How did you first get into fitness?
 I was on the swim team in high school and college and to supplement the swim practice weights and strength training were required as well.  In the off season I discovered Pilates and Cycling which I immediately got hooked on.
What’s the best health/wellness advice you’ve ever received that has actually helped?
 You’ve got to switch your workouts up or at least the intensity to prevent plateau.  This is why we offer various types of fitness classes at the studio, they are all effective and different.  We encourage people to switch up their routine.
What’s your favorite workout to do when you’re not teaching?
 If I’m at the studio: I love to do a Gyrotonic session.  It’s like getting a massage while working out.  My favorite way to move for sure.
If I’m out of town or not at studio: I love to walk, not run, walk.  It’s a great way to be outdoors and connect with nature a bit.
What’s the last song you listened to on Spotify (or iTunes, Pandora, etc.)?
 Odessa – Falls feat. Sasha Sloan
Best thing in your fridge right now?
 Organic chameleon cold brew coffee.   I’m a bit off with my clean eating at the moment.
Go-to pre or post-workout snack?
 Post workout: roasted sweet potatoes, hummus and kale bowl
Go-to morning beverage(s)?
 Warm Lemon water, ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper
Favorite splurge meal/dessert?
 Dark chocolate
Where do you get your health/wellness information? (blog, website, podcast, etc.)
website: GOOP!  podcast: healers  blog:
Favorite way to unwind after a long day/week?
a daily bath with a ton of epsom salts