Q&A with Michelle Smallie
BG Instructor

What is your background in fitness?

I started teaching dance fitness classes 5 years ago with a company called 305 Fitness, right after I quit my job and it literally changed my life for the better.

What motivates you as a fitness instructor at BG?

The passion I have for fitness brings so much enlightenment. And teaching allows me to share the love and energy I have for fitness, with others.

Describe yourself as an instructor in ONE word…


What type of music will we hear in your classes?

Expect to hear a complete diverse mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Soca, Rock and Pop. I grew up in the 90s so I am talking Lil Kim to Britney to Sean Paul and maybe even a little Alanis Morissette lol.

What’s your “go-to” drink order?

My go-to drink is a Manhattan NEAT. With a little grenadine. (I know I know I’m ruining it, but I want to add a little sweetness)

When I’m not teaching at the studio I’m…

When I am not teaching, I’m usually home cooking, choreographing for local artists or just hanging with my twin daughters and partner.

If you were stranded on an island and could only bring one piece of fitness equipment what would it be…

My first thought was a stability ball. Maybe I could use it to get OFF the island.

If I had to give myself a superlative it would be…

Award for being a Fashionista. I love to style and fashion!

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