Michael Leonard

Michael Leonard

What do you do at Pulse?

I’d say I’m the backup’s backup. I’m trained in all the various positions and always enjoy lending a hand to make Pulse the great place that it is.

What’s your background in dance, fitness, or both?

I’ve been taking Zumba for over five years now and have always been and will always consider myself a front row diva! It’s always fun to see people gradually move up from the back of the room to the middle then to the front and occasionally up on stage!

What’s your favorite thing about Pulse?

The love and friendship that you feel the minute you walk in the door.

What’s your favorite song, class, or routine?

Jai Ho! It’s like giving thanks to the gods.

What’s your “guilty pleasure” (as long as it’s PG-rated)?

Making my yard look perfect. It’s my therapy!

Can you describe your favorite memory of an experience at Pulse?

I guess I can say I have two. Every time someone new at Pulse comes up to me after their first class and says “I’ve found it! I’ve found what I was looking for!” Also when I do the lights I love watching people let their guard down, laugh and really have fun!

Lastly, how would you describe PulsePDX to someone that you know would enjoy it here?

PulsePDX is not only a fitness center it’s a community center. The love, respect and camaraderie burst from its seams.