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Olivia Margolis and Phone


Olivia Margolis is a fitness fiend. This classical-trained ballerina with a degree in ballet pedagogy is happiest when she’s helping people feel and move better. For all of us hoping to stick to our New Year’s resolutions to get into stellar shape, passionate Pilates instructor Margolis advises following the “5 Ps”: process, progress, patience, practice and persistence. This instructor also says your phone can be your friend in helping you achieve and maintain fitness, and she graciously let us take a look at hers.

Biggest time-suck app: ifunny


How many unread emails: None! I’m just a little OCD when it comes to my emails. They aren’t all answered, but they are all opened and organized.


Number of contacts: 122. I just recently moved to Kansas City, and I took the opportunity during the drive to cull my contacts.


Craziest place you’ve ever lost your phone: Inside a couch cushion, at a friend’s apartment. There was a hole in the cushion and somehow my phone found its way in.


Favorite entertainment app: I don’t have an entertainment app, but I habitually check my Google news feed, which I’ve customized with my favorite topics from fitness to celebrity gossip to politics.


Cities on Weather app: Gardner, Kansas; St. Charles, Illinois; Munich, Germany; Washington, D.C.


Most used emojis:  😍💩👍


Most recent text: My friend Beth sent me a text telling me that she’s making her toddler watch the Baryshnikov/Kirkland Nutcracker.


Favorite fitness apps: Mindbody, Class Pass, Club Pilates


Most listened-to song: “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio


Siri — love or hate: Love to hate.


Favorite Instagram feed: carrie_pages_pilates


Current Uber rating: 5 stars


Favorite podcast: Pilates Unfiltered hosted by Jenna Zaffino


Are there times when you are totally off your phone: I try really hard to keep my phone in a separate room when I’m spending time with family in the evenings. I also try to make it a habit to leave my phone at home during date nights with my husband when possible.