Meet Kayleigh, this month’s FAST trainer spotlight. We’re grateful for all the employees that make FAST what it is, and we can’t wait for you to learn more about Kayleigh. She has her B.S. from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and is also a Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach/ Strength Coach at Scottsdale Community College.
What inspired you to embark on the fitness journey with your career?
I grew up really active and very involved in sports. I love to workout and workout with others. I really enjoy helping others reach their goals or to just live a better life style through fitness. The best feeling is seeing someone putting the hard work in and seeing the out come. As a college athlete I had to always exercise and stay active and I really enjoyed doing so. So I want to share my knowledge and experience to other athletes, so they can go on to the next level to play.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give anyone interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist?
You have to be motivating and also very energetic. Your energy rubs off on whom you’re working with. Bring the fire and passion everyday, because you’re here to help and push others to meet their goals and also build trust. Also, being a great listener is very important. The last advice is to also have an open mind and the “want” to keep learning.
What’s your favorite workout style?
I love to lift a hard full body workout. I like to include Olympics lifts, and also interval training is a lot of fun. But I think I could just do lower body every time, that’s my ultimate favorite.
What’s your favorite song to listen to when working out?
One of my favorite songs to workout to is Elevate by drake. I usually enjoy listening to Hip Hop when I work out. A few artists I enjoy listening to while working out is: Kendrick Lamer, future, Meek Mill and drake.
What’s your favorite thing to eat after a workout?
I would have to say Chipotle. I usually put almost everything in the bowl especially Guacamole.
What’s one food that you can’t live without?
I definitely cant live without Pizza/ wings and hamburgers.
What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Not every thing in life is given, if you want something you will have to apply the work. Once when you received what you worked for enjoy it and cherish it.
What motivates you?
I have several things that motivate me. One of them is waking up every morning and being greater then I was the day before. I want to contribute more and learn more everyday. Also, being able to help others is one of my other motivations. Knowing I have the ability to help change someone life is what drives me everyday. Finally, I love to set goals and I love to feel accomplished. So being able to have the ability to work for something no matter how easy or hard is my ultimate motivation.
Interested in training with Kayleigh? Contact the FAST Old Town Scottsdale location today to set up a free assessment with her.