How and when did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I started training and lifting weights 3 years ago. It was all new to me, and the closest to lifting I had done before was in cheerleading. LOL I found lifting and eating healthy as a way for me to get my body in shape after 3 children. Today, I take pride in sharing that with other woman that you can still have a “dream body” after children.
What types of cardio have worked best for you and what’s a typical workout you do during the week?
I love doing HIIT and fasted cardio. My body responds well to HIIT cardio and it can be so creative from kettle ball swings to sprints, really you can’t get bored with that type of workout. I like to keep my workouts fast paced and perform active rest rather than just sitting around. Wednesday’s are my leg and booty day as I like to call it, I lift heavy and give it all I got for my exercises. I start with cable kick backs, leg press, calf raises, curtsie lunges, straight leg deadlifts, and glute bridges to name a few.
What supplements do you use… and what are some of your favorites you would recommend?
I am actually a BPI SPORTS Athlete and use nothing but BPI! My “must try” list includes the Best BCAA in Fruit Punch, Pump HD in Wicked Fruit Blast, and all our proteins come in amazing flavors! Try the S’mores flavor though as it becoming my absolute favorite!
Since this is a Valentines Day special, what’s the best valentines gift you’ve ever been given? Hmm.. the best Valentine’s Day gift I have been given was Houston Astros Baseball tickets. I am a huge baseball fan and going to the games is one of my favorite hobbies.
What should I guy do to catch the eye of a fitness girl?
He should have nice strong shoulders and buy her pizza! : ) That’s a keeper!
When you look back what do you think has been the key to achieving your goals?
Persistence. Without it I know I would not have accomplished half of things I have achieved. That and I have an amazing support system.
What’s one of your favorite quotes?
Ahh, I have so many, but here is one. “Never let the fear of striking out… keep you from playing the game.”
What’s next for you?
I really hope what’s next for me includes more features or publications, continuing to share my story of transformation with others and to continue to be successful in my endeavors.
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Jala Sue: Fitness Influencer Spotlight
11 Questions with Paddleboard Instructor, Athlete, Model and Mother of 4
You’re one of the biggest fit Inspirations for mothers on social media. How did you get started in training and living a fit lifestyle?
I have always been into health & fitness, but it wasn’t until I after the birth of my twins that I went all out hardcore in my training. I was on bed rest for 5 months of my pregnancy & it ignited a fire & drive inside me unlike ever before.
I had been paddle boarding all the time and saw the physical benefits. I took it a step further and got certified to teach, I started racing.
Then I got hooked on the Barre’ method I trained to be an instructor, taught classes locally for 3 yrs & now teach privately in my home to a select few. I absolutely love helping others feel better about themselves, providing them with encouraging attainable ways to improve their lifestyle & achieve goals.
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What is the most challenging thing about being a fitness model and a mother?
The most challenging part is being disciplined mentally on staying positive that all will be okay someday. Traveling and being a single mother, it’s a constant balancing act.
What are your top 3 favorite exercises?
Stand up paddle boarding at a fast pace for about 45 min. Barre Methodology with weights. And, I have always loved a quick run around my neighborhood for a good cardio, fat burning & mental meditation stress relief.
Do you listen to music while you train? And what’s are your favorite types of music you like working out to?
Listening to music when I train is an absolute must for me. Tunes with a good beat, I’m a lover of good ol’ Trap, hip hip with of course some pop sprinkled in.
Do you ever encounter stereotypes from the way you look?
I encounter stereotypes every time I step outside my home for the way I look. Especially being a mother of 4. Honestly, I still struggle with how people can be so cruel with judging one on appearances without getting to know them first. It’s about mastering the art of not caring what others think, but let’s keep it real. that’s not always easy. I am comfortable & confident in my own skin, proud of who I am as a woman, mother, daughter & friend.
What was your favorite photo shoot location?
Oooh, that’s a tough one, as I have a few, but his past July though I was in Vegas for a week shooting bikinis & fitness lifestyle. This shoot, in particular, I found myself surrounded by genuinely kind, creative people who worked their tooshes off and never complained once that the heat index was over 115 degrees. It was an incredibly positive experience. Other than that Australia 🙂
What is your current training style, routine or split?
I do Barre method for around 45 minutes 2-3 days a week. On those off on days, I will either go for a 40-minute paddle or fast run for 3 miles. When I watch movies at night, I do crushes & planks.
What are your favorite clean foods?
I love daily healthy smoothies, I am a big Juicer as well for keeping my immune system strong. Meal wise, I’m a fan of steak & chicken, salads. I love fresh veggies.
Chips, I’m a chipaholic! also, sour patch kids 🙂
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Skydiving this past winter & I can’t wait to do it again & again.
What tips do you have for a beginner at the gym?
The hardest part is finding a workout routine/class you love to do. Then I suggest, making small weekly goals. Don’t let fear paralyze you, let it motivate you. Don’t set yourself up for disappointment. Set alarms in your phone to remind yourself to workout. Are mornings, afternoons or evenings better for your schedule? Start with 3 days a week, committing to 1hr each time. once you get in the habit of this, I guarantee you will feel so good you will want to add more.
Lastly, find a workout buddy. It’s much more fun to have someone that can hold you accountable & in turn you hold them accountable. It’s a win-win for both people. plus, some of best friends have come from being my workout partners.