Monday Motivator: Meet Arlene
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m a Mom of 4 girls/ now women. I just turned 66. I work at UB and love being in an environment that is vibrant, innovative and diverse. Born and raised in Buffalo. Love the City. Recently adopted a 12 year old Pittie. Her name is Princess. I was a late bloomer in terms of fitness. After college starting running, progressed to marathons, after having my girls I started weight training and competed in power lifting. I actually won some trophies! Last year I biked across NYS on behalf of Roswell with 130 other cyclists. I do not like biking but I wanted to show my gratitude to God and Roswell for being cancer-free since November 2015. Grateful for each day.
What does #RevLife mean to you?
It means being able to spend time with my daughter Gabrielle and sharing our common shared interest in fitness and health. I love working out with my daughter!
We all get in the zone in different ways. Where does your head go during a workout?
I focus on the muscle group we are working on or my breathing. Trying to be mindful of my body, it’s strength and it’s well-being.
What’s your favorite class at Rev?
I have several. TRX advanced challenges me. David’s Sunday morning class focuses me for the day. All spinning classes are great energy, a challenge and just fun!
What’s your favorite meal/snack to eat after a tough workout?
Love the shakes at Healthy Scratch.
If you have friends visiting from out of town how do you show the the perfect Buffalo day?
Sitting on my front porch in North Buffalo watching all my neighbors walk by with their dogs.
What’s your favorite place to brunch in Buffalo?
One of the best breakfasts: Sophia’s
Early bird or night owl?
Early for sure. In bed most evenings before 9:00pm
What’s your ideal rest day look like?
A mix of getting things done and checked off the list and simply chilling on the porch.
Cats or Dogs?
Dogs for sure!
If you were to win $100 million today what’s the first you do?
I’d figure out how to spread the blessing among my family to ease their burden, donate to my church and the non-profit organizations I believe in.