A warm, spott3r welcome to Orange County powerhouse, Ali Metzger! This super fit bombshell works for a technology startup by day and personal trains at The Training Habit in Irvine on nights and weekends. After being diagnosed with a gluten intolerance two years ago, Ali has changed her diet and perspective on health in the best way possible. She is now extremely passionate about health and fitness and hopes to share this and help inspire others to do the same! Continue reading for the low down on how this fit chick maintains her healthy lifestyle, AND what her extra incentive is to working on her bod:
“I’m getting married next spring, so now it’s a double goal to look fab in my wedding dress, as well as maintain a healthy lifestyle! I am an avid crossfiter, but I also love being outdoors and hiking, running with my dog, playing beach volleyball, etc. I also love traveling, trying new restaurants, and bringing those delicious flavors home to my own kitchen to cook for my fiance!”
What’s your favorite workout?
“CrossFit! Any type of CrossFit workout is my favorite. I love the high-intensity movements and the idea of always striving to be better than you were yesterday.”
When Ali isn’t at her box then she incorporates some of the cardio-based CrossFit movements (box jumps, jumping push ups, jump squats, kettleball swings) into her workouts.
What’s your biggest fitness achievement to date?
Ali’s biggest fitness achievement is getting her training certificate through the ACSM.
“It was such an exciting, proud moment to know I’d be able to do what I love for work!”
Aside from that, Ali is super excited to finally being able to do a full pull up.
What’s your current fitness goal?
“Right now I’m focusing big time on my arms. Not only thinking about true strength, but that tone that women (and men!) are always trying to achieve. I’ve been doing extra shoulders/back work in addition to bicep/tricep work to get that tone all the way around.”
What’s on Ali’s workout playlist right now?
Ali likes anything upbeat and/or with a beat she can move to. Here are her top three favorite songs right now:
“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap
“Take U There” by Skrillex
“Call on Me” by Eric Prydz
What motivates you to get to the gym?
Ali loves how great she feels when she’s at the gym and how she feels after. Also, she is super motivated by her community at her CrossFit box.
“It’s so fun to have a group of people you see throughout the week that have similar goals and keep you motivated.”
At the same time, Ali gets movitated when she’s at her gym training others.
“I absolutely love helping people achieve their goals and helping motivate them by my own personal stories. The group of people I work with are the absolute best; it’s a constant dance party! (When we’re not with clients;) )”
When it comes to making excuses for not working out, Ali says that she doesn’t really have any! In fact, the gym is one of her top priorities, for many reasons.
“If I’m not able to make it to the gym, it is usually because I’m traveling or have plans with time frames that don’t allow me to fit it in my normal routine. If this is the case, I always bring gear and find a new way to get a sweat in. That way, I don’t have any excuse! You don’t have to have a full gym to get a good workout in. You can use anything around you — your hotel room floor or the great outdoors!”
What’s your favorite gym to work out at and your favorite thing about it?
Ali has worked out in and been to many many gyms, so she can confidently say tat her two gyms are my two favorites! The Training Habit and Orange Coast Crossfit.
“The Training Habit – the gym I personal train out of- has brand new, top of the line gear, and pretty much anything you can want or think of. I can switch up my workouts every day and not be on the same machine twice in a week!”
Ali’s one piece of advice for fitness newbies:
“If I have one piece of advice (which I do, and I use it often) it’s to find what works for you. There are so many different gyms, classes and types of workouts out there. Why stick to one if you don’t love it? Some people love going to the gym and making up their own programs. Some people need the direction of a coach or teacher in a class. Some like heavy weight lifting, some prefer using their own body resistance. Keep experimenting until you find what sticks for you, and keeps you wanting to go back for more!”
Want to keep up with this Orange County fit chick? Pop by our Instagram page where Ali will be guest-posting all week! Want even more Ali in your life? Check out her Facebook and Twitter pages or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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