elizabeth mcfarling


Where are you from and where did you grow up?

I was born in Birmingham and grew up nearby in Moody, Alabama.  

What brought you to Auburn and what do you do here outside of True40?

I got my two degrees from Auburn University and never left. I’m now a School Counselor at an intermediate school in Opelika and absolutely love my job! 

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

...but first, pray. I think it’s important to remember that whatever we do, we need to first stop and pray. Pray with thanksgiving and also faithfully present our requests. 

How do you love your body and stay true to you?

Life keeps you busy. Work, family, friends, activities. If you focus on all of those things, before you know it, the day is gone. So I’ve tried to make sure I schedule in time for myself each day. And a lot of times that comes in the form of a True40 class :) 

Why is fitness important to you?

I feel healthier in mind, body, and spirit when I’m in the habit of exercising. It’s a time of the day where I can put everything else out of my head and focus on my priorities. Not only is it a respite from the busyness of life, but it gives me energy and satisfaction that last long after the workout is complete. 

Why would you tell someone to try True40?

I like True40 because it can be tailored to anyone, anywhere on their fitness/health journey. I also was drawn to the welcoming environment of the studio. It’s a place where I leave feeling physically and mentally encouraged, and I want others to feel the same! 

What are you deathly afraid of?

Well...I have an embarrassingly irrational fear of being rolled up in a car window! No, it’s never happened, and no, I don’t regularly stick parts of my body out of the window. So I guess I’m pretty safe. 

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three things would you bring?

Water filter, pocket knife and bug repellent— I like to think I’m pretty practical. Well, except for that window thing...

What is one thing people don't know about you?

I’m a huge math nerd. Though I’m not teaching and using my math degree in the classroom now, I do love tutoring!