This week, get to know one of Campus Recreation’s newest BODYPUMP instructors, Becca Fife!
Q: What format(s) do you teach?
Q: How long have you been teaching?
A: I’ve been teaching for about 6 months.
Q: How long have you been teaching at Campus Recreation?
A: I started teaching this past spring semester!
Q: Do you have connections to the University of Illinois?
A: I graduated with my Master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from UIUC in August of 2018.
Q: What motivated you to become a certified group fitness instructor?
A: I absolutely love the environment of group fitness classes and wanted to become an instructor to help others become stronger (mentally and physically)! Having the opportunity to lead classes full of diverse, powerful and determined individuals inspires me every class to always be the best version of myself. It is so rewarding!
Q: What is your fitness philosophy?
A: Get moving and find what works for you! The best thing about fitness is that there isn’t one best “cookie cutter” approach, there are so many different and effective ways to approach a well-balanced healthy lifestyle. Finding a balanced and sustainable lifestyle that incorporates fitness looks different for each person and if you find an aspect of fitness that is enjoyable to you, then do it! When you find something you enjoy doing, you are more likely to stick with it long term.
Q: When you’re not regularly teaching, what are the other ways you like to stay active?
A: I love to go on runs, bike rides and walks! Outdoor activities are my favorite way to stay active.
Q: When you’re not teaching your own classes, what type(s) of group fitness classes could we find you in?
A: BODYATTACK and Cycling are two of my favorite classes!
Q: What is your favorite post-workout meal/snack?
A: After strength training I try to incorporate a snack with protein and carbs. My go-to post workout snack is a protein shake and a banana.
Q: Do you have a favorite source of workouts, fitness blogger, or health-related podcast that you’d recommend?
A: There are SO many free educational resources out there! My favorite heath related podcast is “The Doctor’s Farmacy” with Dr. Mark Hyman. I also have been loving at home workouts on Sydney Cummings’ Youtube channel.
Q: What is your favorite way to practice mindfulness?
A: Going on nice long walks and stretching!