This woman. WOW. Hard to put into words how we feel about this lady. She’s a unicorn and we’re damn lucky to claim her. Recently, Leslie shared a very open, transparent, and vulnerable story with us. Her story. It brought some to tears when first read and we found it important to share with you because 9/10 of us relate to what Leslie has to say. Thank you woman for sharing your whole heart with us and allowing us to share your story which can be read HERE.
Meanwhile, let's get to know this Epic Human a little bit better…
Where can you be found outside of the gym? What do you do for a living? Outside of the gym, I work with very small people that wipe their snot on me, give me lots of hugs and call me Miss Weswie. (I'm a preschool speech-language pathologist in Shoreline). Otherwise, you can find me walking my super hyper maniac dog Mikey, prepping for my Jersey shore wedding June 21st (insert fist-pump), exploring the PNW with my fiance (still a newbie), and sampling every vegan ice cream in the city of Seattle.
How'd you find out about FUELhouse? I was rehabbing a back injury at the old Kinetic Sports Rehab, crying to my doc about never being able to lift weights again. One of the PTs recommended this place called Fuelhouse mainly because they taught "safe movements" and "fun kettlebells". I called the next day. The rest is history!
What makes you commit to training even on days you don't feel like it? That new $20 rule has been keeping me accountable..hahaha!! No, but truly, the coaches and environment make a bad day better, every time. I always walk out smiling, it's always worth it!
What's your favorite movement/workout? I am madly in love with the Turkish Get-Up. No other movement makes me feel stronger or more badass!
What's one thing you'd like to accomplish at FUELhouse in the next year or have you already accomplished this goal and if so what is it (fitness/nutrition/mindset related)? If you have already accomplished this main goal how does it make you feel? How about in your personal life? It makes me want to throw up a little when I think about it, but I'd love to get to SINISTER in the next year!!
Tell us a little known fact about yourself. I used to be a kickboxing instructor in Hoboken, NJ.
What's the most delicious meal you've eaten recently? Have you even tried the cauliflower gnocchi from Traders Joe's yet? With their kale pesto and chicken? I die.
What's your favorite thing about being a FUELhouse student? Laughing and learning. I love being a "student of strength"!
We also need to know the name of your very first pet, and the name of the street you grew up on! This will be your official stage name from here on out at the HOUSE (just kidding. not kidding)! Scruffy Ringwood! That's pretty good....
Anything else you'd like to add? Please see exhaustive message about my journey & how I LOVE & APPRECIATE YOU GUYS!
And guess what, we LOVE and APPRECIATE YOU RIGHT BACK!!!