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How do you define FitFluential?
Fitfluential is about finding the fitness that fits YOU, and spreading the enthusiasm by example. Whether it’s healthy cooking, boot camp training, marathon running or CrossFit, when we embrace it and give it 110%, the people around us notice and feel the motivation. And THAT is how FitFluential spreads to make us all healthier and more fit.
What is your main motivation to be fit?
Admittedly, I am a classic Type A – driven, competitive, always aiming to be the best and strongest I can be at whatever I do. But the longer I work as a trainer and group fitness instructor, the more my fitness level is motivated by my desire to not only serve as an example for students and clients – but to be strong and fit enough to keep going through more than a dozen classes and personal training sessions each week. If I’m not fit, I can’t be strong enough to help my students and clients get fit. I truly love seeing THEIR successes, and they motivate me each and every day starting at 4:45 am when that alarm goes off!
FitFluential believes the key to balance is Eat, Sleep, More and Enjoy. What is your favorite way to enjoy life?
Give me a pool or beach, a great book or pile of fitness magazines, and a sunny afternoon, and this South Florida girl is happy and relaxed! When I have a free day, IndoRow is my favorite “active recovery” workout. I turn the lights low, turn the iPod up, and row as I settle into my own Zen rhythm. LOVE it.
I also live for monthly pedicures and massages, the “pampering” that also relaxes my hard-worked muscles and feet. (If I had extra cash, I would totally have one of those pedicure massage chairs in my living room!) And my last but SOOO not least “ENJOY” is my guy David, the love of my life who lights everything up for me. Any time spent with him is happy time!
What is your regular fitness routine?
I teach 11 classes at 3 fitness facilities in town each week while juggling a full time PR and marketing job, so those classes are my schedule!
- Mondays: 6 am Bootcamp, 6:40 pm Bootcamp
- Tuesdays: 6 am cycle, 7 pm cycle
- Wednesdays: 6 am TRX RIP and Suspension Trainer, 6 pm bootcamp (outdoors at FSU’s Doak Campbell Stadium)
- Thursdays: 6 am cycle, 7 pm cycle/core
- Fridays: 6 am TRX RIP and Suspension Trainer
- Saturdays: 9 am bootcamp, 10:45 am cycle/strength/core combo class
- Sundays: Sleep in, chill out and take it to the mat for my Power Core yoga class in the afternoon
5. What advice do you have for someone at the beginning of their fitness journey?
I call it the “Badass Journey,” and I tell my students and clients often: “Badasses might stumble and fall down along the way, but we always get back up and we always keep going, even if it’s one baby step at a time.” We will all have setbacks, but the important thing is to learn and garner motivation from those moments so that we continue to grow and get stronger. And remember that the best way to keep it up is to find what you have fun doing!
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What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
My full-time passion is fitness, and soon I will make it my full time career. But for now I am on full-time career #3. I started as a newspaper reporter after college, then worked as press secretary and speechwriter for Florida’s governor, and now am a marketing and PR director by day. Oh, and here’s a fun fact: At UF, I graduated with a 4.0 – even after struggling to overcome stage fright in my toughest class, an elective….Aerobics! (Funny how life works, huh?)