Interview with Fitness Motivator
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Name: Karen Gazinski
- How did you find your passion?
When my husband was in the military there was a class called “Mommy and Me”. This class allowed me to take my child and it was fun. This class was in 2010 and ever since then, I loved it.
- How do you find time as a mom to Work Out?
You have to find time and you have to make time. Every mom needs to do stuff for herself. Having this time to yourself will make you a better mom. Also, get the kids involved.
- There are so many workouts out there which can be confusing, so what’s the easiest workout that you recommend? Especially for someone who hasn’t worked out in a while…..
Walking……Walking you can do this by simply;
Taking the dog out for a walk
Walk the kids to the School Bus
When you go out grocery shopping park your car furthest from the store
- There is such a debate about how many times someone should work out, what’s your answer?
Work out 3 times a week if you want to be healthy, 5 times a week if you want to lose weight.
It is best to work out 3 days a week to maintain a healthy weight. A good cardio class such as kickboxing or zumba would be great!
- For busy people, moms, career women, women with 2 jobs — how can she eat healthy while always on the Run? Prep meals for the day or the week. Make sure to pack the food the night before. Prepare your food in smaller containers.
- What does the future hold for Karen? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I would like to be a Certified Personal Trainer! I’d like to teach classes, get people motivated and get them in the thinking that Fitness can be fun.
- How can other women/readers contact you?
- What’s your advice? Give it your best shot! You have nothing to lose. Everything to gain. Don’t think anyone is going to stereotype you just because you’re out of shape. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The more you push yourself the more you will see change. Find something that motivates you. Don’t worry about where others are; worry about your goals and achieving them at your pace.