Leslie pursued athletics growing up and continued her athletic career during her time at Clemson University as a competitive gymnast and varsity cheerleader. After college, Leslie placed third in the National Reebok Aerobic Competition in 1990 and was featured on the cover of Shape Magazine in 1992.
After having children Leslie began to feel the need of balance in her life after years of high intensity workouts. She was certified to teach spinning through Mad Dog Certification and started her yoga journey. She began studying under Bryan Kest and attended national and international teacher trainings.
Leslie has learned through her training with Bryan Kest that a Harvard Study found that 90% of our thoughts are the same day to day and yoga is a great way to change the patterns of our thinking, there is nothing better than a quiet and serene mind. Leslie loves spinning because it is a high intensity and low impact workout. She has found that teaching spinning can bring out the cheerleader in herself with high energy and fun music.
Leslie Yoakam instructs the following:
LES MILLS SPRINT™ is a 30-minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, using an indoor bike to achieve fast results.
It’s a short, intense style of training where the thrill and motivation comes from pushing your physical and mental limits. A high intensity, low impact workout, it's scientifically proven to return rapid results.
The 30 minutes you put into a LES MILLS SPRINT workout drives your body to burn calories for hours. You combine bursts of intensity, where you work as hard as possible, with periods of rest that prepare you for the next effort. The payoff? You smash your fitness goals, fast.
BODYPUMP™ 45 is a 45 minute barbell workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast.
Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP45 gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories*. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.
An inviting and inspiring class for the new student to gain a solid foundation of yoga poses, healthy alignment, and yogic breath. This class is suitable for beginners or students at other levels interested in revisiting the basics. Essential oils or incense could be used in all yoga classes. Room temperature is set at 75 degrees.