Member of the Week: Jade Zaleski

1. What is your full name?

Jade Olivia Zaleski

2. What was your favorite activity as a child?

Building structures out of cardboard boxes with my grandpa.

3. What job did you have in high school?

Lifeguard, tutor, waitress, intern for a cabinetmaker

4. What is your most embarrassing memory?

Gotta be in 7th grade when I tripped on the blacktop during lunch and had my hands in my pockets, thus landing smack on my face and my lip was bleeding everywhere.

5. What is the best vacation you have ever taken?

Backpacking in Yosemite with 2 of my best friends and our dads in 4th grade.

6. What makes you laugh out loud?

Most things my twin says she’s a funny gal.

7. What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Joining the Drake MTB team in high school, hiking to the top of Mt. Seymour, making 3 tables in 3 months.

8. What advice would you give to your younger self?

Take care of your mental health before doing anything else at all in your day and in your week. You cannot be successful when there is something blocking your thoughts.

9. What would you like people to remember about you?

Life’s too short to waste any time and I realized that young. I kind of go about life doing lots of different things fast to check it off a list and keep moving forward. People have told me I am “determined” and “driven” and I do see their point but really I wake up each day and set out to find something that makes me smile, laugh, or feel refreshed before the sun goes down. There’s a lot of things I want to do and so if I am in a situation that isn’t satisfying my enjoyment/quality of life then I will make a change within a day. Some say it’s impulsive, some say it’s decisive and honestly I don’t know which one I am but I got time to figure it out.

10. Why do you practice at Marin Power Yoga?

I first came to MPY with my teammates sophomore year of high school and I got so much out of my first trx class. Nothing makes me work out as hard as someone standing there telling me which parts of my body to work for an hour. I remember being way too sore to walk to class the next day after my very first class and that’s when I knew I had to go back for more. Other reasons I know all yogis who go to MPY can vouch for are the awesome instructors, the inclusivity of the studio, how there are no standards to live up to but self goals, and the happy feeling one has walking out of any class onto Tunstead.

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