We are so revved up about our first ever Monday Motivator! Meet Christina and read her Q&A.
“My fitness journey has been a rollercoaster for many years. However, I feel like I am finally getting a grasp on it thanks to some very patient instructors/trainers, educating myself on nutrition, having great support at home and overall having more self-control. Being a short Italian who has an endless love affair with carbs, I always struggled with my weight. If I was ready to diet I never wanted to have to diet for long. I also never understood the people who had all this time to work out, loved it while they were doing it, and fit it into their daily routine. In late spring of 2014 I was introduced to something that changed my outlook on working out and helped me realize what I was capable of doing.
Colleen reached out to me on Facebook and asked me to try her TRX class at Fierce Fitness. I couldn’t believe she reached out and thought I could handle a workout like that! I didn’t feel strong, I felt out of shape, I didn’t have cool workout clothes and I literally knew no one in class. To say I struggled during my first class is an understatement. But Colleen helped with every move, gave me modifications and just made me feel as comfortable as possible. Everyone in the class was really focused and didn’t seem to mind my lack of skill level.
I came home after class and told my fiancé Sean I would never go back because I not only embarrassed myself but probably Colleen, too. I felt bad taking up everyone’s time with my inability to do things. He stressed how important it was to go back, to keep trying and explained how everyone has had a “first class” at one point or another. Colleen reached out to me that night and encouraged me to come back, too. So I did.
That was in March of 2014. From that day forward I have developed such a different mentality to working out, challenging myself and overall taking better care of myself. Healthy is now my lifestyle and I completely understand what all the “buzz” is about. I found something that I really enjoy doing; it’s hard but incredibly rewarding and I not only feel the results but see them, too.”
2. What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?
“For working out, anything hip hop and I love a good 80s remix! For in my car or at home it’s DMB, Sara Bareilles and anything Frank Sinatra.”
“This is tough because I love them all. Some options at Rev incorporate both TRX and spin which allows for an awesome overall workout in 60 minutes. My favorite class still has to be TRX (at both Fierce Fitness and Rev). It is an hour that incorporates the challenge of strength training, cardio bursts, balance and a huge focus on core work which I will forever need in my life. I always leave that class feeling incredible.”
4. Fave post workout fuel/snack?
“After my Saturday morning Revolution workout our go-to is Acropolis for healthy options that are delish and satisfying after class. During the week, depending on the time of my workout, my favorite post workout fuel for dinner is a yummy piece of fish over a spinach salad with tons of veggies.”
5. Ice cream flavor that best describes your personality?
“I would probably say Ben and Jerry’s “Everything but the….” It’s a flavor that has so much going on in it and wants to satisfy a lot of different cravings. I can relate because I am always trying to do whatever I can to give back in my life and help to assist in anything people need. I put my all into what I do, whether it’s at work, at home, in the community, with my friends, at the gym, etc. I love to work on projects both professionally and personally that can benefit our community and our city. I really try to be a “people pleaser” no matter how much I have going on. I want to fix whatever I can for someone and work hard every day to help to raise awareness for projects and people that are important to me.”
Just can’t get enough of this girl. Have a motivated week, everyone!