1) Please tell us a little bit about you and your background in fitness.
How old are you?
How did you start?
Why do you do what you do? For how long have you been doing this?
So I’m 24, living in London, and would say I first got into fitness when I was living in Arizona, USA, in 2015. Studio fitness was kicking off there, so I would go to all the classes at the university and then Soul Cycle and Party on a Bike. Everyone lived such a healthy, happy life there and I loved it! Back in the UK I still frequented the gym regularly, but it wasn’t until October 2018 when I started F45 that I fully got into the fitness industry. From that I started visiting more studios, meeting more people in the industry, and building my Instagram. I was working in PR at the time and in Feb last year, I went specifically into Fitness PR working with brands in the Fitness & Wellbeing industry. I love meeting people and connecting brands to others. I also love being active and being around goal-oriented people.
2) What is your daily routine?
My daily routine is definitely set to change as I am going freelance in 2020, but previously it involved waking up around 6.30 am, heading to a class (Rathbone Boxing, Kobox, Psycle are some of my favs), and then heading to work. I work all day with activewear & fitness brands and then in the evenings, I either get home around 8 pm or head to an event. I always aim to get 8-9 hours of sleep.
3) how does your meal plan look like?
I don’t follow a meal plan. Mornings I mainly eat porridge with peanut butter and a coffee. Lunch I’ll probably have something like salmon, rice and veg (i do try to balance my plate with protein, carbs, fat & veg). I snack quite a bit in the afternoon- I’m a chocoholic. And then dinner tends to be similar to lunch, or fishcakes, gnocchi, homemade veggie pad thai, etc. I always have a little pudding too.
4) what do you think that people should do to achieve a healthy lifestyle?
Stay active, eat well (but don’t deprive yourself), get plenty of sleep (this is key for me to be energised and positive) and focus on mindset habits such as gratitude, journalling, focusing on the positives etc.
5) are you for or against counting calories?
I personally don’t count calories. I’d like to say I am an intuitive eater but I know I definitely don’t stop when I’m full or wait till I’m hungry to eat… But in an ideal situation, I would recommend being educated in what you are eating and not unnecessarily restricting. Eat whole foods and fuel your body for your lifestyle. Again I am not a nutritionist and I know that diet is subjective so wouldn’t want people to take advice that works for me as gospel.
6) what is your plan in the fitness industry?
So January 2020 I am going freelance in Fitness & Wellbeing PR. I’m excited to continue to help smaller brands grow and to connect with more inspiring people in the industry. I’ll continue to try every boutique studio I can and I’m excited about the future!
7) do you have any motivational quotes?
“Everything will be ok in the end, if it’s not ok, it’s not the end”
“The path you’re on is meant to be… trust the process”
“I think you should just go for it”