How often do you exercise and how long?
I usually work out five times a week. However, life happens and there are weeks when I can only manage to get four workouts in. My workouts last between 40 minutes to a little over an hour depending on how much time I have that day.
Weights, cardio, yoga — what is the most effective in your opinion and in what mix?
I believe all exercise can be effective in their own way. I wouldn’t say one workout is better than another. I have always felt that our bodies respond to workouts that challenge us in different ways and together can give us amazing results. I also believe you should do workouts that make you feel excited!
What is your No. 1 go-to food and your biggest no-no?
I would say my No. 1 go-to food changes depending on the season and my schedule. I always have eggs or chicken available to grab quickly. I don’t completely avoid any food except fish. Even though it is good for you my family refuses to eat it LOL! I do eat in moderation though.
Carbs? Good or bad?
Our bodies need carbs for energy, but there are both good and bad sources. Not all carbs are created equal so we need to choose healthy ones such as fruit, whole grains, yams, spaghetti squash, etc. Healthy carbs fuel our bodies more efficiently.
How do you achieve work/life balance?
Any balance I have in life or work since starting the Fitness Factory in Prescott Valley with my sister Darlene Fain is because I have an amazing support team. Without them, there would be no balance. My husband picks up where I dropped the ball, my daughter is an amazing help in the kitchen, and my son is a constant support. Not to mention my sister who keeps the business side of things on track, and a team of incredibly supportive friends and clients who are there to help with any number of things that come up.