Instructor Spotlight: Kelly Ingersoll
Going from ((305)) junkie to badass Instructor was a no brainer for ((305)) Boston's Kelly Ingersoll aka The Bitchin' Bombshell! Her genuine passion for ((305)) shines through in every moment of her class.
We caught up with our fave Boston Babe and found out how she started with ((305)), what's her go-to pre workout snack, and why she reps Massachusetts hard! Just don't call her a "Masshole", okurrr?
Kicking things off, how long have you been teaching at ((305))?
I started teaching ((305)) officially in September 2017! It has been such a wonderful learning experience to be at the front of the class instead of a junkie.
I still LOVE taking class from all of the amazing instructors in Boston, and now when I take class, it not only provides me with an opportunity to dance and be a "WOO" girl, but I’m also always trying to learn from them on how to make my class as amazing and inspiring as theirs are!
How did you hear about ((305)) and what drew you to audition?
Hannah and Tom and I all grew up in the same town; when ((305)) was looking for it’s first round of Boston instructors, my friend Brittany suggested I try out. Having no idea what it was, I started as a member of the TWERRKKK STUDY instead of auditioning. I fellllllll innnnnn lovvvvvve. Like seriously, life changed. I had never felt more body confident or physically strong ever in my life.
DJ Nora was the push I needed to audition to be an instructor and I will forever be grateful to her for her loving words and encouragement.
When you're not teaching, where can junkies find you?
When I’m not at ((305)) I am: teaching dance, taking barre, hanging with my husband and family, calling or texting my sister to get me through my tiny dilemma of the day, drinking wine, cleaning, or catching up on sleep. Some may say simple. I call it “living the dream”.
If you could dance with one artist on tour, who would it be?
Lady Gaga. I already know the "Telephone" dance thanks to my brother who learned it the week the video came out and was nice enough to teach me. Thanks bro :)
How do you get in the zone for teaching?
I get in the zone to teach by warming up my booty (thank you Sadie for this great tip!) and talking to junkies! I love seeing the same faces every week and welcoming new people into the crew.
I also eat a banana and 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter about an hour before class. Gives me just enough kick to get through without my guts feeling terrible.
What's a random fact that most people wouldn't know about you?
I have the Red Sox tattooed on my hip. You see my other tattoos in class, but that one is the choice that my 18 year old self made to declare, “I’m from Massachusetts, motherfucker!"
What's your current favorite ((305)) song to teach or dance to?
OMG when I hear Kesha's “Woman” start to kick in, I absolutely lose my shit. I think about my mom and how she is SUCH a strong woman. Seriously, she ran a business for almost 30 years, raised 3 kids as a single parent, beat cancer and a brain tumor, and still kicks ass every day. Having her in class when that song comes on is amazing.
Describe ((305)) Boston junkies in a few words!
BOSTON JUNKIES, holy shit! Committed, FUN, silly, powerful, athletic, and ALWAYS pushing themselves to be better. I love them ❤️.