You could call me superwoman… but I can't fly, I don't have any magical powers, and I don't wear a cape.
But you may catch me changing costumes. Sometimes I'll enter my car dressed in business slacks, a sweater set and heels – and just minutes later, I'll step out of the car donning sneakers, moisture-wicking luon, and a matching headband to boot.
I'm just one of the many educators moonlighting at lululemon athletica. By day, I work full-time at a non-profit organization. By night (and sometimes on weekends), I am a part-time educator at lululemon athletica Ala Moana. Many people ask me why I do it. The money, the complimentary yoga classes (yes! lululemon gives its employees the gift of fitness!), the discount? All great reasons, but it's not what keeps me going during those 14-hour days.
Marisa and the honolululemons after a recent spin class.
It's the people. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by those who believe self-growth and development are non-negotiable, guests who put health and wellness as a priority, and colleagues who make it fun to come to work. People who are passionate, enthusiastic, and live life to its fullest. People who believe that integrity is a must in the workplace, who help me set goals and hold me accountable, and who allow me to be my authentic self. And ultimately, it is lululemon athletica, a company that encourages entrepreneurship, motivates us to take ownership of our lives, and expects us to help elevate the world to greatness.
So don't be surprised if you see me wearing a bright colored Power Y tank under my wool cardigan at my full-time job. Or if you see me pulling on my Groove pants at a red light while driving from one job to the next. It's what I do. I'm a lululemon superwoman.