"I really do get to see people change before my eyes. We see someone’s first day when they are maybe a little intimidated, unsure how to manipulate the equipment, and definitely don’t know what a Catfish is. Over time, we see their strength and determination grow ..."
Wanderlust Weekly: Congrats on the growth of Motivate! What inspired its creation? Cereza: Thank you! We’re beyond grateful for the support of the Glendale community and thrilled to be opening our other locations in Montrose and Valencia! I’ve been a devotee of Lagree Fitness for 10 years. It may seem silly to say that a workout changed my life, but in my case it did! For me, opening this studio was about creating a space where everyone who walks through our doors feels welcomed and comfortable getting uncomfortable, then walks out feeling stronger and empowered!
Wanderlust Weekly: You've built a strong community following in Los Angeles, what are some of your proudest moments? Cereza: I really do get to see people change before my eyes. We see someone’s first day when they are maybe a little intimidated, unsure how to manipulate the equipment, and definitely don’t know what a Catfish is. Over time, we see their strength and determination grow; their perseverance to stay in that plank just a little longer. The mental strength grows along with the physical strength. It’s a pretty amazing thing to see happen in someone, and to know that our team helped them get there is very rewarding.
Wanderlust Weekly: The wellness field is constantly evolving, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Cereza: Lagree Fitness is an innovative workout. Our crew strives to stay up-to-date on the latest techniques to make sure we are bringing our members the most effective and fun workout possible. We just had our Montrose location open May 5, and our Valencia location in June! The Motivate team can’t wait to bring more sweat and strength to these new communities! [ learn more ]