The Transformer Hello Beautiful people!!!! For those of you whom I haven’t yet met, let me introduce myself! First off, I will admit, the athletic gene somehow skipped me in my family, so I don’t have any crazy or exciting stories in that department. I do, however, make a great cheerleader and sports fan (Go Chargers!!)! I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and love the energy and variety of the city life... the beach, discovering new restaurants, being outdoors... but have always wished it had the sense of community and humility the country has to offer. You know, where everyone knows your name?!?  Well, last July I stumbled upon this chic little hot pink studio in hopes of getting myself back in shape, and ended up finding an extremely supportive, positive, and fun community as well! To me, this combination of an intense full-body workout and amazing support system, is the "X-Factor" of the Studio(MDR); the reason for my and so many others’ complete transformations. In seven months, I have not only transformed my body, and my lifestyle, but most importantly how I feel!

The best part is, you don’t have to be an athlete to experience the transformation, you just have to be committed to yourself. Show up, be present, give it 100%, and take advantage of the community. We are all here to support each other, and trust me we need it, especially after those bungees! The more you become a part of it and the more support you give and feel, the more likely you are to stick with it. For me, this sense of community gave me the confidence to believe in myself. Next thing you know I’m holding a 5 minute plank! 

Working my body to this maximum level, made me aware of the fuel that I was putting in my body and ignited a passion for nutrition that’s changed how I live and feel. I started out by making small changes to my diet, such as drinking more water, and limiting my alcohol intake, and then as time went on, I noticed a big difference in how I felt and decided to make more changes. A couple months ago I invested in this crazy blender called the Vitamix, and have been obsessed ever since!!! For anyone like me that lives a very “on the go” lifestyle but still wants some healthy, easy, and fun options, this is a must have!! I am now one smoothie making machine!!!

I am so excited to share some of my favorite recipes with you all and do my part to give support back to a community that has made me a transformer :)

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