Powerful FemCity Leader, Lola T. Small on the value of fitness for entrepreneurs.
Why is important for FEMS to embrace fitness?
LP: FEMS may say, I don’t have time. You have a little baby and have time …what would you say to those FEMS?
Lola: If you look at the overall picture of your dream life, the vision of the life you are working hard to create, ask yourself how important it is to have a solid foundation of fitness to get you there. When you can think of fitness as more than counting calories and losing weight, you start to value it for the amazing benefits it brings to the quality of your life, and you will CREATE time for it.
LP: Is fitness and success connected? How so? Share a story if you have one?
Lola: Yes! Being fit physically leads to being fit mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. It is the embodiment of self success where you feel on a daily basis that you are POWERFUL and badass! With that sense of self power and confidence, you can create and do anything you set out to do! Success starts from the inside out.
Here is my secret sauce:
When I lift and run, I use that time to visualize myself accomplishing my dreams and goals, and repeat powerful affirmations that reinforce who I want to be and what I want to achieve…it’s like extra strength self pep talk!
LP: Did you always know you wanted to do fitness? How did you know this was your calling?
Lola: My biggest passion has always been to inspire others to create and live the life of their dreams. But I have always loved working out so I wanted to check off fitness teaching off my dream list when I was in my 20’s. I started by teaching Spinning, yoga, kids yoga, and circuit training, and I loved every minute of it! I then moved on to pursue my dreams in life coaching and helping other women with their life dreams. It wasn’t until after I had my first baby at age 38 that I realized just how much I valued the power of my body and decided I wanted fitness to be number one in my life for the rest of my life! Now I’m certified in fitness training in addition to my dream coaching and health & wellness coaching, and I love being able to empower and support women, body, mind, and life!
LP: Who inspires you?