Happy Thursday my beautiful friends! I've been enjoying sharing these weekly #LETSCHAT interviews with the amazing people that inspire me. This weekly series is based on incredible individuals that inspire me through health and wellness. They are people that have made a positive impact on my life, big and small. They are people that motivate me to be a better version of me, and I hope they can inspire you as well. This week, I caught up with Personal Trainer, and Fitness & Lifestyle Blogger, Paola Marquez. Flat abs, a sculpted butt, toned legs, and killer workout outfit—Paola is for sure a fitspiration. I came across Paola through a Facebook group and then again through her Instagram. And, I was instantly hooked. Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Paola now lives in Huston, TX. Her motivational photos and captions continue to flood my Instagram feed, motivating me on days when I feel I could easily be persuaded to skip the gym. I'm sure she'll be you next favorite fitspo!
Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Paola now lives in Huston, TX. Her motivational photos and captions continue to flood my Instagram feed, motivating me on days when I feel I could easily be persuaded to skip the gym. I'm sure she'll be you next favorite fitspo!
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VF: Tell us about yourself (what do you do, location, hobbies)
PM: I’m a Latin girl from Maracaibo, Venezuela but I’m living in Houston, Texas.
I’m an Electronics Engineer with a major in Automation and Process Control, but I’m not working as an engineer anymore.
You must be wondering why?
Well, when I arrived in the US some years ago, I felt so in love with the fitness world to the point that I decided to get a certification as a PT (personal trainer). After that, I’ve been dedicating my life to help others feel better about themselves.
The feeling I've got when helping others reach their fitness goals cannot be compared to anything else; that’s why I’m part of the fitness world now.
Hobbies: I really love to travel, and I’m very lucky because I share this passion with my husband.
We’ve visited a lot of countries and cities around the world, and we always try to immerse ourselves in different cultures. For me, traveling is the best way to enrich your soul.
VF: what is your NICKNAME?
PM: Bella (that’s how my husband calls me), which means beautiful in Spanish.
VF: what is THE FIRST THING you DO WHEN you WAKE UP?
PM: ...expressing my gratitude for another day.
VF: what is THE ONE THING THAT you CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
PM: ...ice cream.
VF: what words/mantra do you live by?
PM: ...be grateful and show kindness everywhere you go!
VF: who inspires you?
PM: ... my parents
VF: what is Your RECIPE TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE?
PM: ...self-love all the way! You have to love yourself first to find true happiness.
VF: finish this sentence: "MY FAVORITE GO-TO FOOD IS..."
PM: ...bananas (I eat them every day).
VF: IF you HAD ONE WEEK TO ESCAPE Your EVERYDAY where would you go?
PM: I'd go to Japan again! What a fascinating country.
VF: Finisih this secentence: "EVERYTHING TASTES BETTER WITH A LITTLE..."
PM: ...dose of chocolate (no doubt about it)