CARINA BOREALIS

(he/she/they)

ME FITNESS STUDIOS SOCIAL MEDIA + BRAND MANAGER

+ Booty Luv® Fitness, Super Circuit  Instructor

WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE MEFIT FAM?

When I was transitioning to working in the fitness industry, I wanted to thoroughly learn all the ins and outs.  I began working front desk at a few studios across the city, including at ME Fitness.

WHAT MAKES YOUR JOB SO AWESOME?

I love the opportunity to work alongside and learn from a team of powerhouse fitness professionals with a beautiful spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and movement flavors.

IS THERE A SPECIFIC MOMENT THAT GOT YOU INTO FITNESS?

GUSH ABOUT IT PLEASE!

Our very own Miss Heather Craig was the catalyst to my fitness journey.  Growing up queer in Central Pennsylvania did not provide safe space for me to learn how to trust my body.  My move from east to west coast was an energetic shift that allowed me to find a community that cared for me, and so encouraged me to fire up the parts of myself that I had secreted away.  First came the heart, and now I am in process of accepting the beautiful trans body I get to inhabit.  The first time I took a Booty Luv® class and got to partake in the joy of booty breakdowns while chatting about dismantling the patriarchy, I was able to fully experience AND trust in the strength and sass of my own body.  That feeling of body euphoria is one I hope to encourage in all of my classes.

WHEN YOU'RE NOT FITNESSING, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?

I am an intense creative and pursue my artistry in many ways, including drag performance, costume design, installation art, photography, and modeling.  There's also a lot of rolling around on the floor.  & champagne (because EVERYDAY is a cause for celebration)!

WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN, WHAT'S ONE THING YOU SAY TO YOURSELF TO GET YOU GOING?

"GURL! Shut up & f*ck IT up!"