Where stars get personal about fitness & fulfillment
I first put up my Pilates videos to get people to exercise but it turned out that the girls who were doing my workouts were gaining much more than just a calorie burn.
It’s really funny when someone recognizes me on the street or when people start staring and giggling at me but don’t say anything. In fact, it’s kind of weird! On another note, I’ve been able to work with some companies that I’ve been a fan of for years – something I’ve never even dreamed of happening.
After I graduated from Whitter College in 2009 with a degree in Biology, I moved to Boston to become a fashion buyer for a major corporate retailer. At the same time I was running the oGorgeous line on the side. When one of my bags got featured in SHAPE Magazine, I saw an opportunity to take on my business 100%, so I left my boring 9-5 job. In the process of developing my second collection, I spent my hours at home and at the gym, so I had time to start blogging and YouTubing more.
I really love the natural high I get after an amazing workout. But what’s even more amazing is teaching a bunch of motivated people to get fit together. I fell in love with fitness when I fell in love with teaching.
My favorite move is the half cobra pushup. It’s such a tiny move but kills your triceps like none other.
What I love about Blogilates is the international community that has developed. Every time I post a workout video, it is like we are all working out together all over the world. Then, we talk about how sore we are on Facebook so it is like an ongoing conversation between friends. The community has kept all of us accountable and connected.
This is a funny question because sometimes I secretly wish that instead of catching up with old friends over dinner, we could catch up over dead lifts.
I love food. I love cooking it, eating it, watching it, and watching people eat it. Basically I love Food Network and Man Vs. Food.
If I ever don’t dress up to the gym, there must be something wrong with me. My fave brands are: Body Language Sportswear, Stella McCartney for Adidas, and Lululemon.
I love the Pleated Pocket Gym Bag. It is so sparkly and has so many compartments that it is seriously mesmerizing.
I hate the people who try to make money off of other people’s ignorance in health and fitness. Why design useless products, waste infomercial space, waste people’s money, and waste the environments’ materials when you could use your expert knowledge to truly help someone create a lifestyle change. Fooling people is not a worthy way to make money or be a leader.
Be authentic and genuine! This goes for any type of entrepreneur, not just fitness.
Tosca Reno for diet and fitness and Lorna Jane for fitness fashion and entrepeunership.
I’m working on developing a Blogilates fitness app and releasing my first ever POP Pilates DVD! Super excited!