Aaron AD October 10, 2017
Madison Ciccone is a SoulCycle instructor and workout enthusiast in Boston, Massachusetts. She spoke to us about her life-long love of workouts, how she became a professional in health and fitness, and the importance of FRÉ.
Why do you love to sweat?
I have loved to sweat since I was very young, in dance class. I used to love when we would be doing really intense routines, usually modern or jazz or my favorite hip hop, and all the mirrors would fog up. I still love going to take class at the Dance Complex in Cambridge and getting that full body workout. Now I am a SoulCycle instructor by day, so I am teaching anywhere from two to three classes a day and I am constantly sweating. To me it's just always been a way of life.
How did your fitness career begin?
I ended up getting laid off from an ad agency in Los Angeles and started working at SoulCycle as an Assistant Studio Manager. I fell in love with riding and eventually went through the process to become an instructor.
Why are you passionate about what you do?
I have always believed in the act of service and that kind of molded into becoming a full time inspirational/motivational coach for people who come to my class. I feel like what I do really makes an impact on peoples’ everyday lives, whether it’s coming and riding or watching my Instagram stories where I am usually being really crazy and funny but also sprinkling in a lot of inspiration and "feel-good" techniques for people to live their best life.
Are you involved in any social or environmental causes that you would like to share with the FRÉ community?
Currently I am not involved with any social or environmental causes here in Boston. I have been here for about a year but have not really gotten back into volunteering and getting out into the community – but it is very high on my priority lists (I'm a BIG list person)!, In Los Angeles I was very much involved with Life Rolls On, Hashtag Lunch Bag, and The Xanadu Life. I am definitely a big environment person, particularly when it comes to the ocean. I guess I am a big advocate for anything to save our oceans especially when it comes to plastic. I hate STRAWS!
Can you share an inspirational tip about wellness/fitness/beauty that really helps you?
"Stay in your own Lane!" I think is it only human that we are constantly looking around and comparing ourselves to others but I think it is the most detrimental thing you can do to yourself on your OWN personal journey. Because it is just that: YOUR JOURNEY! Everyone's path to success and staying in shape and eating is different. When it comes to beauty I think it’s important to be super authentic and vulnerable. Once I dug deep and got vulnerable with myself, I opened up to the world and had this new sense of confidence and I think it radiates in a way that people just pick up. It’s a kind of beautiful energy.
Is there anything else you would like to share with FRÉ's community?
FRÉ is the only thing that I have clung to after going through Acutane in my first year of teaching SoulCycle. My skin was so bad that I would wake up every day and cry because the reflection I saw in the mirror was disgusting to me. I felt like I was looking at a monster. FRÉ, and all the women (and perhaps men, although I have not met any of them) in this community, are strong and beautiful, and above all else, lift each other up. It’s a community of inspirational leaders that I truly admire and look forward to connecting with daily through social media.
What FRÉ customers are saying:
***** Stefanie said:
Amazing! There is something about these products that make my skin feel like it's glowing! At first, I was a little unsure about applying any facial products prior to working out (aside from sunscreen) because I was afraid it would just sweat off. But with these products, they stay on your face during your entire sweat session! And the post-workout skin care regimen feels wonderful on your face too!
***** Haley said:
Love this product! This product is awesome! I have been struggling the past 2 months with acne. I recently did an 8 week fitness challenge plus I sweat a lot so I think that was not a good combo. I finally bit the bullet and bought 123FRÉ. My face feels clean after I use it AND after 1 week my face has cleared up some! So if you need a good regimen buy this product!!
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