Friday, August 29, 2008

Interview: Jen & Erin of Fit Bottomed Girls

I found a great blog site called Fit Bottomed Girls. Below is an interview of the two co-founders:

Name – Jenn and Erin

Company – Fit Bottomed Girls

Position - Co-founders

How long have you been in the wellness field?

Jenn has been working as a fitness professional for the past seven years and has a lot of letters in her alphabet soup: certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management consultant, and group exercise instructor. Erin has years of workout experience and is well versed in fitness news and trends (aka she reads Fitness, Self and Shape religiously and through sheer osmosis has learned a lot during three years of carpooling with Jenn to their former Office Space-esque job), but vows to never take the step to fitness-instructorville.

What are your wellness staples?

Regular daily activity that we enjoy, stuffing our faces with loads of fruits and veggies, enjoying the occasional glass(es) of wine and always eating a piece of dark chocolate when the need arises (which, for the record, is often).

How to you keep fit?

Because we review an exercise DVD on every Thursday for Fit Bottomed Girls, we do A LOT of exercise DVDs, ranging from dance-based workouts to Pilates to hard-core weight lifting. Other than that, it's walking our beloved pups (Erin has a lovable/hyper pug and Jenn has a sweet/mad mutt), running outside, hiking, lifting free weights or the occasional gym workout. In addition, Jenn is a tennis fiend. We're your normal everyday girls--not Gladiators or Olympians.

Any wellness goals?

Jenn has self-diagnosed exercise ADD, so she's always switching up her wellness goals. But on the whole, she aims to workout most days of the week, always have the cardio endurance to run at least three miles, regularly spend time outdoors, keep stress at a minimum, follow intuitive eating principles and generally just enjoy life. Because Erin is a Jenn-twin, her goals are almost exactly the same. Except for the running. Erin hates running.

What is your wellness motto?

Keeping a lid on the junk in the trunk. We both live (and write!) by it.

Who are your wellness inspirations?

We both can't get Michael Phelps or Dara Torres out of brains following the Olympics, but Jenn is a huge fan of Angela Bassett (have you seen How Stella Got Her Groove Back?!) and Madonna (she's 50 now, which is just INSANE). Erin loves reading success stories about people who have made and maintained lifestyle changes to improve their health. And we both adore Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser, but that may be more eye candy than inspiration.

Piece of advice for those looking to get healthy/fit/well?

Don't strive for perfection. Make fitness fun. Laugh at yourself. Stress less. Eat according to your hunger. Try new things. Do what makes sense for you. Live! And lastly, and most importantly, love your fit bottom--no matter what size it is!


Mark Salinas said...

Fit Bottomed Girls rock! One of my favorite sites to visit! Great post. Thanks!

Brandon said...

Very well done interview!

MizFit said...

Thanks for this!

I adore those 2.

Live Well said...

I love fit bottom girls! They really do have a great site. Thanks for the interview!