This is part 5 of a 6 part interview series with the BEFIT personal trainers.
We developed this interview series so that you can learn more about the trainers who are having an impact on your health and fitness.
In this blog post, we’re chatting with BEFIT Performance Coach, Alicia Simpson.
1. What do you like doing in your spare time?
Any spare time I have is usually spent with my little fluff nugget Codi; spending time with friends, or researching future travel plans 🙂
2. What got you into personal training?
I have always loved fitness and being active! About 5 years ago I was wanting to switch to a more stable career, (I was dancing professionally then) and figured personal training would be a better fit.
3. What advice would you give to someone just starting out on their fitness journey?
Start small, stay positive, and be consistent! Try to build relationships with the people you work out with. Your “gym family” can be a great support system.
4. What are you currently working on to get better at right now? This could be anything from education, personal development, fitness, nutrition…
Finishing my last couple weeks of school, where I will graduate from UFV with my Degree in Kinesiology!!! From there I will be starting the registration process to become a registered/certified Kinesiologist. (note from Josh – This interview was a month ago, so I’m happy to say Alicia has completed her degree in Kinesiology!)
5. What’s your favourite exercise?
TRX rear foot elevated split squats! #nomorethighbum
6. What is your biggest weakness?
Long lever exercises: things like L-hangs, hollow rocks, and hollow holds! (note from Josh – Alicia is referring to long lever open chain exercises where your legs are not touching the ground and your core has to support the entire weight of your extended legs. Furthermore, if you have long legs like Alicia, these movements tend to be even more challenging! A simple way of modifying movements like this is with the bent knee, such as bent knee hollow holds and rocks, and bent knees to waist or chest).
7. Favorite motivational quote?
I’m stealing this one from Nike: “JUST DO IT!”
And one from me:
AND MORE INFO…
Alicia is a full time performance coach at BEFIT coaching Monday – Friday. She can regularly be seen getting her workout in with members throughout the week when she is not on the floor training (it’s always a positive when your trainers believe in the style of training they coach). Alicia is available for personal training by appointment only. Please fill out our contact form for more information.
Committed to your success,