Liz Blackman – studioVIBE Client Spotlight

Meet Liz Blackman, we fell in love with her during her first “hundred”!

Tell us about you…
I was born in Pennsylvania (Easton, near Allentown) and moved to Raleigh, NC when I was 4. I attended Athens Drive High School. I went to UNCW for my freshman year of college and then transferred to NC State—GO PACK! After that, I attended Campbell Law School in downtown Raleigh.  I  passed the bar exam in 2015 – Woo Hoo!

What brought you to studioVIBE?
I was looking for a place to escape the stress of law school and my internships and be able to take care of myself both, physically and mentally.

You just celebrated your first anniversary – congratulations and 6 months before your wedding you graduated from Campbell Law School, how in the world did you fit time in to come to studioVIBE? Honestly, it was what kept me sane a lot of the time. I just told myself that I needed to remember to make time for me, whether that meant going to a class at 6:15am or 6:15pm.

So you (obviously) are a dog lover…tell us more about this passion.
I’ve always had a deep love for animals, especially dogs. I feel like we can really learn a lot from them; their unconditional love, forgiveness, resilience and to not always take life too seriously. We really are the lucky ones that they chose us to be their best friends.

So you love dogs but we know you are in love with this guy – Cam Blackman – tell us about him? And yes how you met too!
Cameron truly is my rock and one of my biggest supporters (if not the biggest) in everything I do in life. He has encouraged me (and put up with me) through some of my most challenging moments in life. I am thankful for him every day. So, who is he? He’s a pretty awesome guy. He has the same passion for animals and the outdoors as I do. Whether we are riding off road or fishing at the lake, we soak in every moment. And how did we meet…well, Cam and I have known each other since middle school but we then went to different high schools (he went to Cardinal Gibbons in Raleigh). Luckily, we had a few friends in common and after work one night , during our senior year of HS, one of our mutual friends invited me to a bonfire…at Cam’s house. And really, we have been together ever since. He asked me to marry him in one of our favorite places in the world, Key West, during my first year of law school.  We returned back to tie the knot March 12, 2016.

That is awesome Liz! and we think Cameron is a lucky guy.  A couple more workout questions ..What classes do you take at studioVIBE?
I really like to mix it up but my favorites are Physique and Pilates Tower.

What is your favorite part about coming to our studio?
It feels like a family and not only do I get an awesome workout, I’m usually laughing my way through it. Oh, and the surprise visits from Colby are always a favorite!

Since you have been coming to studioVIBE, what do you look forward to the most?
Being able to take a moment out of the day where I focus and challenge myself and always leaving feeling accomplished.

If you had to pick three words to describe studioVIBE, what would those words be?
Fun, Challenging, Camaraderie

What would you tell someone who think Pilates is “easy”?
First I probably would have a good chuckle, then I would challenge them to take a class because no one who has actually taken a class would call it easy.

Any last minute words for someone who is contemplating getting started at studioVIBE?
Just do it. Your mind, body and spirit will not regret it. I promise.

And just for FUN, what 3 things would you want with you if stuck on a deserted island?
Coffee, a good book (or rather my Nook) and margaritas for the afternoon siesta 🙂

Ok…now a bit about why we #loveliz!  Liz Blackman brightens our day every single time she walks in the door.  She is a golden package: intelligent, compassionate, friendly,  and beautiful.  When there is a new client, we can count on Liz to help set up there mat and any needed equipment; she makes them feel like a “regular”.  Liz works hard in each of her classes and always leaves with a smile!   Thank you Liz for all you bring to studioVIBE!  xoxo