WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHY PORTLAND?
Originally I'm from Utah! My spouse and I wanted to explore what life would be like in the pacific northwest. So we packed our bags and headed west.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE MEFIT FAM?
I really wanted to explore job opportunities through health and fitness. Fitness has become such a huge part of my life, and I thought that working in a gym setting would help me expand my knowledge of health and fitness. Me Fitness stole my heart when I saw how community-based and friendly they were. I had never stepped into a gym that felt so inviting.
WHAT MAKES YOUR JOB SO AWESOME?
Have you seen this place?! What doesn't make my job awesome! Surrounded by people that are health-oriented. A community that's looking out for the well-being of others. Everyone constantly working on improving themselves. This is a place of growth!
IS THERE A SPECIFIC MOMENT THAT GOT YOU INTO FITNESS? GUSH ABOUT IT PLEASE!
Just re-evaluating my life. I had difficulties hiking, running, doing anything really, and I hated that! I wanted to be able to go out and adventure! Spend time with all my hiker friends, and not force them to go on easier hikes just to accommodate me. Mostly though, I wanted to live healthier. Knowing that the decisions I make now will affect me for the rest of my life!
WHEN YOU'RE NOT AT ME FITNESS, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?
Studying for school, playing guitar, playing ball with my corgi Potato, or out exploring the wilderness and different trails in the area. It's too pretty here to stay inside all day.
WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN, WHAT'S ONE THING YOU SAY TO YOURSELF TO GET YOU GOING?
Nothing like laying down, doing some breathing exercises, meditating, and getting out of that headspace first. Then telling myself that I'm a tenacious paragon of power that can't be stopped, and to get back out there!