Instructor Spotlight: Michael

Michael may be newish to DC but our junkies can't get enough of this regulation hottie's high kicks -- or his 1000-watt smile. So we're givin' you all a little more of the goods: we sat down with our ab-tastic boo over dranks to spill the tea on his first few months as an instructor, his hot AF boyfriend, and how he always keeps it 💯.

 
 
 
 

Mikey, hey, hi, hello! So glad to have you kickin' ass in the ((305)) fam. Tell us a bit about yourself! 

My background is in performing and dance. I went to the University of Central Florida where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Acting, singing and dancing are the three things I have dedicate my entire life to and dance in particular has allowed for me to not only perform on some of the biggest and greatest stages in the world (SNL!) but to do so many incredible things like serve as a dance captain, a choreographer and now a fitness instructor. It's the gift that keeps on giving and I don't know what my life would be without dance. 

 

That's amazing! When's your fave time to twerk it out?

I teach the 7 AM class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and after those classes, I am so amped, energized and ready to take on the rest of my day. It's such an amazing feeling. 

 

What song are you keeping on repeat right now?

The song I can't stop playing right now is the new Kelly Clarkson jam, "Love So Soft". If you haven't heard it yet, run. So hot. 

 
 
 
 

So you're brand spankin' new to DC -- what do you love about the city so far?

There is a cute rooftop happy hour on every corner of every street of the entire city. It's pretty amazing. 

 

Who's your dream celeb client?

The one and only Britney Spears. She's my spirit animal. 

It’s the gift that keeps on giving and I don’t know what my life would be without dance. 

Fave choreo right now?

"Attention" -- it just flows so well and feels so effortless.

 
 
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Tell us about your boo! 

My love life is honestly perfect. In a relationship with not only the man of my dreams but my best friend. Couldn't ask for more. (Except for him to come and take my class at ((305)) which he hasn't done yet. Eye roll.)

 

You're killin' it on Insta-- what's your handle and what's your social media style?

My handle on Instagram is @themichaelivan and my social media rule-of-thumb is just quality over quantity. It's about knowing when to post, not over-posting and keeping it 100. I only post super high-quality photographs that celebrate life and never post about politics, religion or anything too serious. That's just my style. 

 
 
 
 

K, here's a fun one! Fave 80s movie?

Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Goonies. Could watch either on repeat all day, everyday!

 

What's the absolute best part of being a ((305)) instructor?

Connecting with people. It's seeing that one person smiling so big during a workout. It makes me so happy that they are so happy. It's hearing that one person hollering in the back row because they are living. It's about getting everyone to feel good, sweat sexy and be alive. I'm here for them. 

 
 
 
 

Ready for more Michael in your life?

Start your day right with one of his killer a.m. classes here -- and follow your boi on the 'Gram at @themichaelivan