Where are you from and where did you grow up?
I’m from a suburb called Berkley outside of Detroit, MI.
What brought you to Tuscaloosa and what do you do here outside of True40?
I came to Tuscaloosa in 2016 to go to the University of Alabama. I’m currently a sophomore studying Finance and Economics.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Since coming to college, I’ve realized how important it is to put yourself in unknown situations in order to realize your potential and strive to be the best version of yourself you can be. So what if you fail, at least you tried.
How do you love your body and stay true to you?
I love my body by honoring my intuition when it comes to all things health and fitness. I have learned so much about myself since coming to college, including the importance of making decisions based on my gut feeling. Working out and eating what and when I want, making sure not to let societal standards determine my regimen. Now more than ever, I find myself striving to love my body in every way and all days--whether that's after stuffing my stomach with chips and guac or after a good sweat during a True40 workout. Having this sense of myself and truly loving my body in every way allows me to radiate my truest self in all aspects of my life.
Why is fitness important to you?
Fitness is important to me because of the mental state that it allows me to be in. In the past year, my "fitness" has evolved from a place of desire to look a certain way to a place of desire to feel a certain way. The benefits of fitness that I feel in my head and body are what make me love being the active person I am.
Why would you tell someone to try True40?
I would tell someone to try True40 because of the incredible full-body workout that it provides as well as the environment that True40 creates. Although my time with True40 has only just begun, I can already see the way True40 is impacting my life. I know that any client who tries True40 will experience this as well, not only loving the workout, but loving the community that True40 is.
What are you deathly afraid of?
Looking back on my life and regretting anything I didn't do.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring?
I would bring a water bottle, some sweet potatoes, and my mom. Mom's always know what to do.
What is one item on your bucket list?
I would love to travel to Salzburg, Austria to see the hills from the Sound of Music while singing the song Julie Andrews sings in the beginning of the movie at the top of my lungs.