Member Spotlight: Taylor Abelman


From membership at the MADabolic flagship in Charlotte to one of MADabolic Brooklyn's earliest Founding Members, Taylor Abelman is an embodiment of the #MADlifestyle. MAD Brooklyn owner, Brian Rekuc, speaks highly of his OG member: "Taylor jumped right into MAD’s weekly protocol with a clear focus on consistency and moving better. Not only is she one of the kindest people you’ll meet on our training floor, but her work ethic and coachability make her a joy to have in class for our trainers and clients alike." Let's get to know Taylor a little better in this month's Member Spotlight!

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and your fitness background:
A: I was honestly the least athletic person growing up and quit every sport I tried (oops). In college I started taking group fitness classes and felt so empowered through exercise and I never looked back!

Q: How long have you been a member at MADabolic? 
A:  I have been a member at MAD Brooklyn since their opening! I also took classes in Charlotte before moving to Brooklyn.

Q: What drew you in to take your first class?
A:  Many of my friends in CLT took class, and then when MAD Brooklyn opened right in my neighborhood I was so excited to get back into a routine!

Q: What is your favorite thing about MADabolic?
A:  Having a place to zone out and feel mentally and physically strong (and having the excuse to punch something).

Q: What interval is your favorite (M.A.D) and why?
A:  Momentum- it is always nice to pace yourself and be more mindful in class.

Q: What are your favorite and least favorite movements? 
A:  I love a squat, and my least favorite is hands down anything I have to do for 5 min during a Durability day

Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment since starting MADabolic?
A: being able to do real push ups!

Q: What’s your favorite way to stay active on your off days?
A:   Living in New York makes it easy to keep moving by walking everywhere- I will occasionally go to y7 yoga as well!

Q: What’s one fun fact about you that not many people know?
A:  I have lived in 8 states! (Which is not fun when you are moving as an awkward teen)

Q: What advice would you give someone who is hesitant to take their first class at MADabolic?
A:  Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, and remember that everyone is focused on themselves and not you being a newbie!