As one of few male Movemeant Foundation Ambassadors, Chris Layda has a rich and deep connection to movement.  Formerly a designer in the architectural space, Chris' concentration was building plans to allow bodies to best move in the space.

As as a lifelong cyclist, Chris made the bold switch from designer to SoulCycle instructor where he now practices movement as a form of style and bold expression that combines athletic discipline with fluid motion.

Instagram: @chrislayda


June 2015 Challenge:  This may come as a surprise to many of you, but those who know me well know that I am not the most confident when having my picture taken. I am reluctant at best. I’ve always felt that people fall into 2 categories, those who take selfies and those who don’t. I fall into the latter group. Mostly this is because I don’t consider myself to be particularly attractive (please read: not fishing for compliments). Working in the fitness industry, this is something that I battle almost everyday.

For my June challenge I’m going to take my own advice. I believe that the perception we have of ourselves is malleable. Confidence and pride have to come from the inside out. Each Saturday (to my chagrin) I will post one unfiltered selfie with the hope that, with time and practice, I’ll be comfortable looking at the image of myself. This is, after all, the face I wear every day! If you’re interested please join me!