What inspired you to become a personal trainer and fitness coach?
My inspiration for becoming a trainer really came from my athletic background. The gym has been a great outlet for me over the years, honestly one of the best investments that I could’ve ever made. I wanted to help more women and men not only experience the physical aspects of fitness, but most importantly the mental aspects of it as well.
What is the best exercise for fast results?
Considering that every individual’s body type is different. It’s hard to say, because what works for somebody else may not actually work for you. My clients get fast and long lasting results, because I personalize each plan for them according to skill level, body type and a few other factors. However, constantly challenging your body is imperative for results. Over time you’ll really see how much progress you’ve made.
How many hours a week would you suggest a person work out and do you have to work out to lose weight?
The time a person invests into working out weekly would really depend on their fitness goals. For example, a person trying to gain muscle and reduce belly fat should consider working out 3-5 times a week for an hour. Incorporating some type of HIIT routine 2-3 times a week as well. Working out is not the only way to lose weight, however it is the most popular way to burn fat which leads to weight loss over time. Yet the most significant weight loss happens once you switch up your diet and fuel yourself with the foods your body needs.
How often do you work out and how often should anyone work out?
I’m in the gym working out at least five times a week, sometimes six depending on my goals during that period of time. I would recommend beginners working out at least three times a week and those who aren’t new to the gym should aim for five days weekly for the best results.
What are your top three healthy habits?
Let me just say, I haven’t always had healthy habits, lol. It was a huge mental switch to actually be healthy as opposed to just looking heathy. Portion control has definitely become a habit for me over time, sometimes how much you’re eating can have even more damage on the body than what you’re eating. It is also the best way to regulate constantly overeating. Another habit is my consistency with my sleep schedule, I average about 7-8 hours of sleep weekly. Trust me, you will be doing your body a huge favor just by getting the recommended hours of sleep. The last habit that has helped me maintain being healthy internally and externally is by truly taking the time to celebrate every bit of progress I make throughout my fitness journey. There is no progress too small or too big and if more people can shift their mindset into seeing that. It can make a significant difference in their results.
What three exercises have contributed the most to building your physique?
Fasted cardio, compound (superset) weight training exercises and High Intensity Interval Training. Better known as HIIT.
What sports do you play or enjoy watching?
I could watch basketball all day, it’s huge in my family. Not only did I grow up watching it, but I grew up playing it as well.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to try?
Nothing off the top of my head, I’m pretty assertive when it comes to something I’m curious about.
What must be seen or experienced in person to really appreciate it?
I would say results for sure. It’s so much easier for most people to appreciate something once they see it actually working. The process is not always going to be easy one, but the results always make it worth it.
What is one thing in life that makes you feel alive?
Is having the opportunity to help women feel more confident about themselves. Sometimes it takes someone to believe in you to actually see what you are truly capable of. However, once you do your success through anything you pursue is limitless. That is honestly the most liberating feeling anyone can feel throughout this lifetime.
How can everyone keep in contact with you on social media?
I can be reached on Facebook under Lit Fitness and you can find me on Instagram under @lavishmiss and @litfitnesspt.