Tiffany and I frequently see each other at the gym and she is such an inspiration that I had to get her on the blog! She just got Zumba certified and is working to become a personal trainer! Ah, I love this girl! Here she is….
1. Tell us about yourself and your “fitness lifestyle and journey”
I grew up in San Diego which is a very fit and active city. I tried many sports in elementary & middle school but running was always my favorite. In high school I ran track, Cross Country and played Soccer for the school and a competitive Soccer team. I went on to play College Soccer for Sonoma State University. After I graduated college I continued to play soccer for Club Soccer teams and started to compete in half marathons. I currently play for the SF nighthawks (a women’s Soccer team in the city) and I am hoping to sign up for a couple of new races starting in the New Year. Staying fit is very important to me and I always make time to incorporate some fitness into my schedule.
2. What are your goals and how are you working for them?
I have a lot of fitness goals that I am hoping to accomplish by this year. I just signed up for my first full marathon in March so I am hoping to get less than 4 hours for my time. Physically, I would like to be a little bit leaner and not have so much mass. I have always had a really athletic build because I felt I needed it for soccer. I feel like I could be just as strong without having so much mass. I am going to start taking Pilate’s classes and I am trying to be more disciplined with my eating regimen. My ultimate goal is to become a Personal Trainer by the end of 2013.
3. Do you “eat clean”?
I am lucky that I grew up in a home with a very health conscious family. I grew up always eating fresh fruit and vegetables and we were not big “meat eaters.” About 7 years ago I decided to become a vegetarian and I have noticed a big change since that time. I try not to eat any junk food and very careful of what I am putting into my body. I don’t drink soda and rarely eat fast food. I make sure to take certain vitamins to make up for the lack of dairy & protein in my diet. I feel better when I eat healthy and I definitely see the difference.
4. In what ways do you stay active?
I like to work out 6 days a week and rest on the 7th day. I adapted this workout schedule from soccer practice schedule in College and it just works for me. I just got my Zumba certification and I am very excited to begin teaching some classes. I try to switch up my workouts a lot so that I don’t get bored. I alternate between running outside, yoga, classes at the gym and soccer practice/games. When I am at the gym I usually do 45 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of weights. I can honestly say that I LOVE to work out and always make it a priority.
5. What inspires you to live this lifestyle?
I love to live this lifestyle because it makes me happy. After I get done with a workout my skin has a healthy glow and I just feel so much better!
Thank you so much for sharing your story Tiffany! I am positive you will inspire many by your active lifestyle. Good luck with your marathon, teaching, coaching and all of your goals! See ya at the gym. =)
If you are interested to be a Fit Gal along with Tiffany, feel free to contact me! I would love to have you.