Take Five at The Club: Claire Harrison
I’m Scottish, and lived in London for 15 years before moving to Tahoe with my family in 2008. My husband and I run a business out here, advising undergrads on how to get great jobs in finance, tech and consulting. I’m a writer, an ex-lawyer, a compulsive runner, and a proud Mum of five (very tall) teenagers – four boys and a girl. Whilst I’m definitely a city-girl at heart, I love everything that Tahoe has to offer – I’m at my happiest when I’m running or hiking in the mountains with my beloved husky, and gazing down on our beautiful lake.
What made you Choose Tahoe Club 100?
Club 100 is awesome. I love its proximity to my home, its fantastic offering of equipment and variety of classes, its cool-chic décor, and most of all its “vibe” – everyone is super friendly and smiley, non-competitive and encouraging. It’s my kind of place!
Take 5 Questions
What drives you to work-out?
A: Good question! Because I reeeeaaally like food and wine! Actually, I have always been decently fit, and I just enjoy the endorphins I get from a great run in the Tahoe mountain air, or a kick-ass Rosie Bootcamp.
What’s your proudest fitness moment?
A: I’d like to say that winning a 10k race in Tahoe when I was 39 is my proudest moment (it took me a looong time to ever win a race!) – but actually I couldn’t care less about “winning”, so, in truth, I think my proudest moments have been seeing how my body is capable of getting huge and pregnant, and then getting fit again with some hard work and discipline.
Favorite Exercises or Piece of Equipment? Why?
A: Definitely not a spin bike. Anything but a spin bike! I think TRX is my favorite – I love the results of suspension training and the fact that I can modify it to suit what my body needs. Rosie’s classes are fantastic – I never fail to walk out of there with a grin on my face and several aching body-parts. Plus, Rosie’s energy is infectious!
What’s your Favorite work out song, artist or album?
A: My music taste is soooo varied! I love working out to a bit of Drake, or Khalid, or Calvin Harris (my fellow-Scot), but throw in some 80s jams (INXS or George Michael especially) and even a country-crossover or two and I’m happy! (My kids would be appalled to read the last bit.)
What’s in your gym bag?
A: I have shoulder issues (caused by back surgery when I was a teenager), so my trusty “slingshot” (bought for me by my BFF Bronwyn) comes with me to the gym every day – it’s awesome for keeping my form during push-ups. My jump rope, sourced by my old Cross Fit trainer, the wonderful Steve Wetterer, is just the best – once you have a jump rope that you love, you just can’t go back to a regular one. My S’well bottle, expertly branded with Rosie’s British bootcamp kettle bell, is always in my bag or my hand (or, quite often, left in a random place in the gym because I forget it). Oh, and my Club 100 keycard. That’s it!