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  1. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
    • I moved to NYC on a wing and a prayer. I didn’t know anyone, no job, no money and no place to live - it was crazy awesome!!!!
  2. Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla?
    • dark chocolate with a vanilla latte = the perfect meal
  3. What’s your favorite vacation spot?
    • a true vacation...on the beach - any beach - with my 3 amazing kids and husband
    • a daily mini-vacation...in the car by myself, tunes blasting, singing my heart out, coffee in my hand, taking the long way home from the gym
  4. Who is your favorite musical artist and do you play a lot of their music in your classes?
    • I love all music! Including country and broadway musicals! As a matter of fact I might need to switch my current playlist to Willie Nelson and the soundtrack to Rent....
  5. How many places have you lived in your life?
    • Cities or Homes? Cities - 7 Homes - 28 so far ... which is ironic because my parents still live in the same house they built over 50 years ago!
  6. What is your favorite animal? Do you have pets at home?
    • We currently have 2 dogs, a cat and a guinea pig. I grew up on a farm in Kansas so we had amazing “pets” until my parents made them for dinner. When I told this to my kids, they cried and made me promise to never let grandma and grandpa make dinner when they visited.
  7. What was your favorite subject in school?
    • Band - I was a pretty awesome trumpet player
  8. Other than the current classes that you teach, what is another class you would love to add to your portfolio of classes?
    • I’ve taught some form of exercise class since I was 17 years old. So I’ve been there done that, so to speak. The combination of Pilates, yoga and Barre classes are so amazing and perfect! Couple that with an hour of high intensity cardio - it’s the perfect fit for me!
  9. Seafood, meat or vegan?
    • I eat the exact same thing everyday...boring, yes but easy. I’m definitely not vegan...although I don’t eat a lot of meat or seafood either.
  10. Favorite restaurant in the Valley?
    • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf - yes, it counts as a restaurant
  11. Favorite movie of all time?
    • I have 4 all time favorites!
    • “Midnight Cowboy” with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight
    • “Out of Africa” with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep
    • “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
    • “Thor” with Chris Hemsworth and those biceps
  • My ideal day would be_____________________________?
    • up at 5am, coffee, hot yoga before kids get up, make the kid’s breakfast, drop them off at school, fly to LA for the day - for work or for fun, fly back in time to pick the kids up from school, have all of their homework done in 10 minutes, family bike ride, watch a movie with my hubby and in bed before 10pm
  • BONUS 10 more fun facts!

    1. I’m named after the coastal french city - Nice, France. My parents didn’t want people to call me “nice” so they spelled it Niece.
    2. I almost went to dental school.
    3. I played guitar in a garage band in the early 90’s.
    4. My ancestor’s were traveling musicians in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia.
    5. I went to college in Nebraska - I am a Husker.
    6. Favorite sport to watch - boxing
    7. I’m terrified of scorpions but rattlesnakes don’t bother me much.
    8. Je parle un peu francais.
    9. Dream car - 66’ Mustang convertible
    10. I can spin a mean Hula Hoop.

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