AGE:  28

PROFESSION:  MTV Digital Sales & Marketing

BACKGROUND:  I’ve lived all over the country (mostly Florida and Colorado), and LA is the 15th different place I’ve lived in.  I attended the University of Florida for undergraduate studies and then received my MBA afterwards.  Five years ago, after finishing my MBA, I moved out here for a little piece of the SoCal beach life.

The most exciting thing to happen to me recently is that after over a year of training with Sonki, I had my best fitness test scores ever in all categories within the same session and the best mile run time of my life.  It just feels great to compare my scores and know that across the board I’m continuing to make fitness improvements.

How long have you been working out?  I grew up playing all types of sports.  Then in college, I started working out with weights and running when I realized eating at 3am actually started to negatively affect my appearance.  And now, Sonki Fitness Boot Camp is at the core of my training regimen.

What is your current exercise routine?  Sonki Fitness four times a week, flag football or beach volleyball, and kickball (yes kickball, it’s a sport…)

What is your motivation to stay in shape?  Not being a fat a$$ at the beach

What is your greatest challenge to staying in shape?  Food and booze, which is due to work/client party events at least a couple of nights a week.

What is your key to success?  Paying money for pain (go figure) and looking at each exercise as a representation of my motivation and success in life.  It’s not always pretty but I always try to give 100%, beat myself, and finish strong.

How long have you been doing Sonki Fitness Boot Camp?  Almost non-stop since Mar 06.

What do you like about Sonki Fitness Boot Camp and how has it affected your life?  A regular work out by myself is good to maintain, but honestly I get to boot camp by 6:30am, I’m sweating by 6:45am and wanting to quit or puke by 7am.  That just doesn’t happen if I’m trying to self motivate at the gym.  Maybe some people are more motivated than me, but the gym just doesn’t push you like that, period.  It’s not that I don’t know how to do everything in the class by myself, but competition and aided motivation are just better.

What advice would you give to others about fitness?  Just make it happen and make no excuses.  At 6:15am you start telling yourself you just can’t make it today.  Once you do get to the workout, you never regret going.  You never say after a workout, “I would have been better off if I stayed in bed.”  If you don’t make it, you feel like crap for the rest of the day.