Friday Feature: Wade Brill
This week's Friday Feature goes out to one of our wellness instructors. Meet, Wade Brill! You can hang with her in the studio at Capitol Hill on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. for guided meditation and 4:30 p.m. for Mat Pilates.
Wade was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. Since the age of 14, she has praticed Pilates and it's something that she's grown a deeper appreciation and knowledge for throughout her life. She attended college at the University of Michigan, where she also taught privates and small group Pilates and meditation classes. After surviving cancer at the age of 21, Wade took charge of her life. "Each day became a precious gift that allowed me to prioritize and express my true self." She started focusing on health and wellness, which she has now turned into a lifestyle and a career.
Wade moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina after graduation. During that time, she ran her own Pilates and meditation business (YES! #womanentrepreneur). After a year and a half, she decided to pursue a new adventure. Wade moved across the world to become a professional certified coach here in Seattle because she not only wanted to help people become physically fit, but mentally and emotionally fit as well.
Wade has been part of our community as a wellness instructor for a few months now, so we took some time to talk with her about her experience at The Riveter!
Q: How did you hear about The Riveter?
A: There was so much buzz in the female entrepreneur community before The Riveter even opened, so it was hard to not hear about it. I knew I wanted to be involved because I am so passionate about the mission of women, work and wellness!
Q: What are a few of your favorite things about The Riveter?
A: The energy when you walk into the space is amazing. It feels open, inviting, creative, empowering and sophisticated. One of the advantages of being in a co-working space is that you are not alone when you may be working alone. I I love being able to connect to amazing women and ask their advice or feedback on something I am working on. Also, I love all of the programing and emphasis on community and connection. I also love being part of the wellness mission and being able to help people take a break from work, get out of their heads and tap more into their bodies.
Q: What is your advice to women wanting to pursue a new adventure that challenges / scares them?
A: First of all, asking if they truly want that challenge or new adventure versus it being I should do this. And if you are a f*ck yes, then reminding you that if you are not feeling challenged or stretched in some way, then you are not growing. And if you are not growing, then you are not fully living. So it is ok to be scared. Go for it. Learn. Grow. Live.
Q: What is your perspective on success / failure?
A: Don't let others define your own success or failure. This can be super challenging in a world where we get caught up in the metrics of Instagram followers, number of likes or number of people on mailing lists. Instead, remember you get to set your own metrics to determine if you have failed or succeeded by always setting an intention. Allow your intention to be the benchmark for what worked well and what didn't. If we aren't clear about why we are doing something, it can be really easy to let our "monkey minds" create stories and scenarios that aren't true.
Continue learning more about Wade's inspiring story here and stay updated with her on Medium. Along with visiting her in the Capitol Hill studio, listen to her on the Centered in the City meditation podcast as well!
Stay tuned every Friday for a feature blog post on a Riveter member! We have amazing members in our Capitol Hill and Fremont spaces and we're excited to share their stories. #RiveterMembers