Ambassador Spotlight: Angela Bekkala

 

Let’s have a round of applause for Angela Bekkala as she steps into the Spotlight! Angela blogs at Happy Fit Mama, pins all manner of inspiring things on Pinterest, and can be chatted up on Twitter @HappyFitMama.

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1. How do you define FitFluential?

I define FitFluential as spreading the word about all that is good about living a fit and healthy life. If I can do it while managing a crazy busy life, anyone can! I think leading by example is more profound than preaching from a pulpit.

 

2. What is your main motivation to be fit?

My main motivation for being fit is me. Plain and simple. Working out is my therapy. It helps clear my head of worries and lessens the muscle tension from stress. Plus, I work in Cardiac Rehabilitation. I’ve got to “walk the walk,” right? A large percentage of the patients I see never exercised or ate properly their whole life. I don’t want to be 38 years old and having coronary artery bypass surgery!

 

3. FitFluential believes the key to balance is Eat, Sleep, Move, Enjoy. What is your favorite way to Enjoy Life?

My favorite way to enjoy life is through movement. The majority of my best memories revolve around being active. Weekend hiking excursions, running races, playing at the beach with my kids, trying new exercise classes with friends are all the what makes life enjoyable to me.

 

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4. What is your regular fitness routine?

Right now I’m in training for my fourth half marathon. Then it’s on to my first full marathon! I’m pretty excited about it. I run four times per week with a mixture of speed, tempo, easy and long runs. I also try to fit in yoga or a Barre class at least 2 times a week in addition to strength training.

 

5. What advice do you have for someone at the beginning of their fitness journey?

Find something that you really enjoy. Don’t just start running, for example, just because it seems like the best workout. You are more likely to stick with it for the long haul if you aren’t dreading it. You want to be fit for life not just temporarily.

 

Bonus Question:

 

When was the last time you tried something new that was out of your comfort zone?

I tried Aerial Yoga recently. I’m afraid of heights and get motion sickness. I thought I would for sure lose my lunch. Surprisingly, I found that I loved it! And, I did not lose my lunch.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Angela!!!!

    great post! I tried ariel yoga last year and loved it too!!! I wish they offered it somewhere around me! I did it in NYC!

    • says

      Wii Fit is a solid entry in the fitness genre for the Wii. The range of ecixreses, from easy to hard, can provide a framework for a daily workout routine that will pay off for players who invest in it.Wii Fit offers four categories of ecixreses, including Yoga, Muscle Training, Aerobics,Aerobics includes Hula Hoop and Basic Step, and Balance Games include Soccer Heading and Ski Slalom.The Aerobics ecixreses are great for consistent movement for the whole body. Hula Hoop will require players to sway their hips and catch additional hoops. Players can go on a virtual jog in Basic Run. Without the Balance Board, players simple hold or pocket the Wii Remote to jog in a beautiful landscape among Mii friends. There’s also the 2 People Run option for two-player jogs.

  2. says

    Great feature! I love Angela’s blog. And that last picture is just amazing… she’s inspired me to try to make it to yoga on a somewhat-regular basis!

  3. says

    Wow Angela, those are some words of wisdom! Love that Aerial yoga picture – they offer classes at my kids’ parkour gym but I’m too chicken…you may have inspired me to give it a try!

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