In honor of Brenda's love of bulletpoints, here's why I think she's awesome and you should read her interview below:
What were your initial goals when you started training?
I wanted functional fitness: I was feeling creaky, ”old”, clumsy and disconnected from my body. I was also looking for an early gym time to get up, go, and get on with my day so that no matter what else happened (or didn’t), I’d have my gym time.
How has strength training has made life better?
OMGosh, let me count the ways:
What do you enjoy the most about training?
What is your favorite exercise?
Love squats and the sled. Those make my legs and my back feel strong. I also like the landmine…don’t ask me why.
Now that Patagonia is over, what are your fitness goals for this year?
To maintain the leg and arm strength I’ve gained and working on better breathing techniques. I would like to be able to hike more challenging trails without gasping for breath. Switzerland anyone?
What would you say your philosophy on working out and nutrition is?
I know they work together, and on days I work out, I am more aware of what I am eating. On gym days, I know that if I ate less healthily the evening before, the workout will be disadvantaged.
Do you have any advice for anyone starting out?