The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Hello everyone! let me first introduce myself. My name is Isabel; I’m a fitness professional who is obsessed about exercise and motivating people to do so. I have seen the amazing benefits physical activity brings to a person’s life, and I want everyone to experience it! I also want to help as many people as possible by sharing my knowledge and experience in the field which is why I created this blog.

I’m originally from Lima, Peru. I came to U.S.A at the age of 15. At first, it was a challenging adjustment due to the language barrier; however, once I started college, I made new friends and felt ingrained into the culture.

Besides exercise, I love education and learning. I’m always looking for opportunities to grow as an instructor and person. I graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.S. in Kinesiology option in Fitness and M.A in Kinesiology option in Sport Management. I’m currently working on my online EdD in Kinesiology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In addition, I’m a certified ACE personal trainer, health coach, and functional movement specialist. I also specialize in group exercise and teach almost everything but yoga. My certifications include Les Mills Bodycombat, Bodypump & GRIT series, TRX, Schwinn indoor cycling, Pop Pilates, and Zumba fitness.

In terms of my work experience, I’m an adjunct faculty for the Kinesiology departments at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) & East Los Angeles (ELAC). I teach a variety of lecture and activity classes related to exercise physiology, health and fitness, cardio kickboxing, and Zumba fitness. I LOVE teaching at these schools and working with college students. I feel so blessed to be able to inspire and educate these students and make a positive difference in their lives. To top it off, I also teach at commercial gyms such as 24 Hour Fitness and Equinox. I enjoy the opportunity to meet new people and motivate them through exercise.

I also have an awesome husband who is very supportive of all my craziness! We enjoyed our times working out at Orangetheory, watching movies at home or going on dates.

As I mentioned briefly, I wanted to create this blog to share my knowledge and experiences in my field. I want to pass the word about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. I also want to let you know that anything is possible if you set your mind into it. I have been focused on learning how to accomplish my goals and dreams. I love reading about successful people and learning about the strategies and skills they have. I’m on this journey now to accomplish all of my dreams and want to share my experience with you in hopes I can inspire you to do it too! Thank you for reading this!! 

“Do what you love and love what you do!”

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