Social Icons

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mom of 3 Loves Fitness and Coaching Other People -- An Interview with Alexis

1. Tell us something about yourself 
My name is Alexis, I recently relocated to Florida with my husband and three children. At the present, I am taking an enormous amount of classes to finish out my degree so I don’t work full time…though I am a mom so I work nonstop. I volunteer as the assistant coach for the high school cross country team, pushing them to exceed all their conditioning and strength training limits from the past years.

2. For how long you’ve been working out and what progress have you made?
I have been working out for 20 years, of that I also began training and teaching for eleven years. I began working out to alleviate pain from endometrial cancer that I have had since I was 17. I found the only thing keeping me pain free was stretching and strength training. I loved how it made me feel and changed my life so I pursued my personal trainer certificate and began training others. I trained a large amount of moms who either didn’t go to the gym, couldn’t afford the gym or didn’t want to go to the gym. Personal Training has always been my first love because it’s just that, personal. I got to see a side of people you don’t normally see, or rather the side they don’t show. Watching their lives change for the better was always so rewarding for me. When I got into teaching I still saw the changes but it’s a different realm.  

3. Which is your favorite exercise?

My favorite exercise would have to be pushups! Oh ok, I do love doing clean and jerks.

4. And your favorite meal?

My favorite meal is baked tilapia with capers and tomatoes, sweet potato and broccoli.

5. Which is your actual goal?

I think my actual goal is to compete in bikini or figure competition and see where it takes me. I love a challenge and it would certainly be exciting. 

6. Do guys usually hit on you at the gym? :)

Do guys hit on me at the gym? Unfortunately yes they did. However, I developed  this beast mode look that pretty much says stay the heck away from me or I will bite your head off…rarely did I get bothered after that. Thankfully I have a full home garage gym and the only one giving me dirty looks is my daughter when I don’t spot her the way she likes. 

7. If the answer is "yes", which is the worst pick-up line you ever heard?

Worst pick up line…hmmm….I can’t put anyone down for trying. I’m certain it’s humiliating enough for guys to say anything to a woman training in the gym. But hey, that’s where the healthy hot girls are, right?
8. How can people get in touch with you?
People can get in touch with me via Twitter.

9. And finally say a few words to the readers of!

Always pursue your dreams and goals. Even if people say they are unrealistic, keep going, they don’t live in your world. 

Also Read: 

Cute Waitress Prepares for a Fitness Competition -- An Interview with Kelsey Aquiline

Training Reduces the Negative Effects of High Protein Diets

Recommended Fitness Products

Article by