Inspired

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Everyone has their own reasons to stay motivated when it comes to fitness, and I always find hearing from other people both motivating and inspiring because if they can do it, whether it’s taking their first yoga class at 35 (Inspiration) or making time in a busy schedule to fit in five fitness classes each week (OK, Sarah teaches them, but still that’s five a week!) so can I. What motivates you? I’d love to hear — Add a comment below or email me at rmswingle@gmail.com.

Sarah Covelli, a part-time Group Fitness Instructor, teaches five group fitness classes a week. Also a full-time Marketing Graphics Specialist, Sarah has been a group fitness instructor for four years and is a Star 2 Spinning Instructor, Certified PiYo Instructor, Certified Piloxing Instructor, and Certified Group Fitness Instructor.  She currently teaches Pilates, Piloxing and Spinning.

What is your favorite way to stay fit? Sarah Covelli: I like a little bit of everything! I don’t like to do any one thing more than two or three times a week, so I try to mix it up. I teach five classes a week, so that keeps me pretty busy. I work out six days a week, so on the three I’m teaching, it’s usually just class (I teach Piloxing followed by Pilates twice a week and Spinning once a week). When I’m not in the studio, I like to strength train and run – I try to lift at least twice a week and get in 10-15 miles throughout the week in addition to my classes.

How does fitness relate to your life? SC: When I step in front of a class, I truly feel that I am the best version of myself – the me I want to be in “real” life…Fitness makes me feel good. I’m currently a single girl, and I joke that exercise is the love in my life – and in a lot of ways it is. There is no denying that your body gives back to you exactly what you put into it.

What keeps you personally motivated to focus on staying fit and to keep working out? SC:Honestly, the thing that keeps me most motivated is knowing how much getting started sucks. I wasn’t a person who woke up one day loving to work out. I never played sports. I had to learn to like exercise, and it didn’t happen overnight. But over time, it was eventually like I’d found my long-lost love: there is something to be said for the post-workout “high.” It really is addictive.

For more information on staying fit and healthy, check out Sarah’s blog Strong-Fit-Beautiful or follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/strongfitbeautiful.

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6 Responses to “Inspired”
  1. Sarah C says:

    Reblogged this on Strong-Fit-Beautiful and commented:
    Check out this interview I did with Rachel Swingle (rachelswingle.wordpress.com)! What inspires you and keeps you going?

  2. sonworshiper says:

    Good interview. I’ve started reading Sarah’s blog recently, so I caught this interview. For a long time, what inspired me was that by exercising more, I could justify my White Chocolate Mocha or pizza. I was a spin instructor for 2 years, and joked with some of my classes that Starbucks was my motivation. I recently had some friends push me to get stronger and more fit than ever before, and since then, I’ve been on bed rest in a cast following foot surgery. Now I miss that post-workout high, and I can’t wait to get back to my bike, my eliiptical, and my rowing machine. I want to be the best me I can be too.

    • Thank you! Haha I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who does that…my reward for making it the gym every Saturday morning is a Starbucks (Vanilla Latte) – a little counterproductive I’m guessing 🙂 I hope your foot is healing quickly and that you’ll back on your bike soon!

  3. Sarah C is on her game when it comes to fitness! I look forward to tryin her class if I am in the area 🙂

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