What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from your students?
One of the most important things I have learned from my clients is not to be afraid to break out of your comfort zone. I constantly work with people who are afraid of the unknown and the struggles or embarrassments that come along with it. Through helping to guide them past that fear, I have been inspired to embrace things in my life that challenge me.
What’s the best part of your job? What’s the most challenging?
The best part of my job is getting to see the change I have helped create both physically and mentally. Plus, I love when I can take a class with a client and sweat right alongside them. It creates a bond like no other when we can work through the same obstacles! The most challenging part of my job is getting enough sleep. Trying to get to bed a reasonable time so I can wake up before the sun comes up is so hard!
Who in your life makes you better?
I'm working on the whole 'self love' idea this year, so I would like to think I make myself rise to the occasion each day, so in turn I make myself better. I also have a great support system at home. My boyfriend really encouraged me to follow my dreams when I first decided to go into fitness and start my own business. That support has never stopped, and if anything, it's gotten stronger as the goals I've set for myself have gotten loftier.
What are your goals for 2016?
I have always struggled with bulking up since my body type is long and lean. So, I have made this year the year of 'project build a booty'! On top of trying to bulk up, I realize getting proper nutrients in my diet is key. I'm trying to branch out a bit more with my home cooking to come up with protein packed meals. I also LOVE to read but can't ever make enough time for it. One of my goals is to read one book a month, though I need to stop picking books with 700+ pages ;-)
Is there a quote you live by daily?
"Life doesn't get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient."
What snacks keep you fueled on busy days?
I always have an apple or orange stowed away in my backpack or gym bag. And those Dark Chocolate Almond and Sea Salt KIND bars are my jam too, especially when I need a pick-me-up after teaching three classes in a row!