Thursday, September 11, 2008

Interview: Cassie Rose Carnahan

Name – Cassie Rose Carnahan

Company – Beauty First in the Brentwood Promenade, St. Louis, MO

Position - Personal Trainer / Cosmetologist

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How long have you been in the wellness field?
I worked at my first gym in 1998

How did your experiences there impact you?
I knew I was hooked on weight training! I loved everything about the gym. It was my second home. I also started to teach aerobics classes and realized I'm a good at training the members on the equipment which lead to me becoming a personal trainer.
Physically I started to develope nice muscles within a few months of weight training and after my first year of weight training I had developed into a buff 15 year old! The rest is history. I've been hitting the gym since then. I worked at Fountains Gym all throught High School and became a Personal Trainer soon after I graduated from High School. I started working out of gyms and now am and Independant Contractor.

What are your wellness staples?
weight training, cardio, healthy diet. All 3 are equally important to me.

How to you keep fit? Any routine?
Weight Training, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Road Bike Cycling

Which is your favorite?
Weight training is my favorite. It always has been. I have a passion for Muay Thai and Cycling also. It's too hard to pick a favorite, but have love for each of them.

Any wellness goals?
To someday a bike race or another Physique Competition or both!

Sounds interesting, tell us about your physique competition.
I compete in Figure Competitions now. It's a form of Bodybuilding. I have photo's on my website Gallery.

What is your wellness motto?
Baby steps to fitness will lead to life long health and fitness

That's a good one. What was the first baby step you took?
The first babystep I took was walking around my highschool track and weight training at my highschool gym with the football players.

Who are your wellness inspirations?
Pretty much all of the Olympic Athletes, Figure and Fitness Competitors, and Bodybuilders

Piece of advice for those looking to get healthy/fit/well?
Start with small changes when you are replacing unhealthy habits with healthy habits. The all or nothing mentality will get lead to failure. When in doubt of yourself. Pray!


Jenn said...

I so agree with Cassie on the baby steps. You can't change habits overnight, so it's best to change one thing at a time and make it stick.

Great interview!

Mark Salinas said...

Excellent interview..."Baby steps!"
I agree!