by Jude Jacob Kayton June 01, 2020
About me: I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and now live in Athens, Georgia. I'm high energy and sassy. I love movement and sharing it with others!
My fitness journey
I always worked out. I grew up dancing and cheerleading. In Junior High I started playing Lacrosse; this was my first “real” sport and loved it. I decided if I was fitter I would be a better athlete so I started running, and then got into lifting. Once I left college sports, I started to get really into lifting and doing trails and races, and basically fell in love with fitness.
I’ve been coaching for 2 years now. I coached sport a bit while growing up and did group and individual coaching at college but I’m coaching online now. I started at the beginning of my PhD. I wanted to make extra money and I wanted to share what I had learnt with others. My PhD research focuses on exercise and metabolism. In particular I’m looking at sex differences and the female metabolism.
Science backed tips on lifting, running and eating
I have a Masters in Exercise Physiology and am currently a PhD student. Here are my tips:
A big part of my message is rewriting the narrative. People have been told one version of fitness but I want women to see a world where they can live and be fit in many different shapes and sizes. If you cycle or run or lift you put on muscle in your thighs and that’s normal. Embrace the fact you are strong! I always say don’t try and make your legs thinner, just get better shorts. You need to work with your body, not against it.
I am in the American South and work out a lot. I had cystic acne issues that I dealt with in high school, but unfortunately these issues came back. I’m always trying to keep my skin happy while working out and sweating in the sun. I’ve been using FRÉ for 2 years now and the products stop me from breaking out while protecting my skin. My favorite FRÉ is PROTECT ME, it protects my skin when I run in the summer, doesn’t run into my eyes, keeps my skin hydrated, and makes my face feel soft!
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