Practice Serious Self-Care
What motivates you to keep moving?
My true motivation to stay healthy, strong, and active is myself! For years when I was younger I would try crash dieting to look like the girls I would see on tv or the popular girls in high school, but it wasn’t until I started loving myself that I was really able to commit to an active lifestyle and a healthy future!
What helps you get past fitness obstacles?
Every week I plan out in advance my daily workouts (yes, daily!) for the whole week. Whether it’s a kick ass Infinite Fitness class or just a walk at Mission Bay with a friend, I never let myself use the excuse of being “too busy”. It’s important to me to take time to be active every day! I also plan out my meals for the week and prep my healthy lunches and snacks (I always have fresh fruit and raw food bars on hand). Remember: You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake!
Do you have a nickname?
My parents call me Feather or Feath, the rest of my family calls me Heath… and when I’m being a little too sassy they call me Veruca (think Willy Wonka).
How do you want your students to feel after class?
Your workout is your time! When my students leave my class I want them to feel a little bit stronger and a little bit closer to the goals than when they entered the studio. I hope to encourage everyone to feel challenged to give their all for themselves and no one else.
Favorite pre-class snack?
I’m an always hungry kind of girl so I have to have a little something before I take a class. I usually go for a piece of fruit to give me a natural sugar boost or a raw foods bar.
What is your "Infinite Fitness" story?
Infinite Fitness was the first to introduce me to Gravity Training. My training background is in Pilates so I was a little familiar with the style but was blown away at how it challenged my body in a whole new way! I was hooked from the beginning and was thrilled when Heather Ellis asked if I would be interested in teaching there! I have so much fun in all of my classes! Seeing how hard people push themselves in class and what a strong and cool community it is encourages me as an instructor and in my own personal fitness journey!
Puppy, kitten or hedgehog?
I have two kittens, Hero (boy) and Cali (girl). They are my babies!!! I am absolutely in love with them and am not ashamed to admit I am one CRAZY cat lady!