by Aaron AD August 14, 2017
Samantha Bowers is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise. She began her fitness and wellness journey when she was crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2014 and started training for the national Miss Teen USA pageant. She has been modeling since the age of 15 and is currently signed with Exposure Model and Talent in Kansas City. After discovering a passion for living a healthy lifestyle, Samantha launched her lifestyle and fitness blog, “The Fit Brunette,” where she shares healthy recipes, quick and effective workouts, and lifestyle tips to help others live their best life. She is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism at the University of Missouri and is a personal trainer at the campus recreation center.
Samantha is a FRÉ Ambassador. As part of our Meet The Ambassador Series, we asked Samantha for her tips and advice on fitness and wellness.
Why do you love to sweat?
I love to sweat because it makes me feel empowered. I am a morning person, so I love to wake up and start my day with an intense sweat session and then wash my face with FRÉ's skincare products. For me, sweating is something that I strive to include in my every day routine. I believe in living an active and balanced lifestyle and sweating is a huge part of that mindset.
How did your fitness/wellness career begin?
I grew up playing sports my entire life. I then became involved in pageantry and modeling and after being crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA 2014 I began to pay closer attention to my fitness routine and the foods I was consuming to fuel my body. After seeing the difference living a healthy lifestyle made in my own life, I developed a love and passion for encouraging others to live the same way. I became a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise and am now a personal trainer at my college’s recreation center. I started my lifestyle and fitness blog, “The Fit Brunette,” to reach an even larger audience and share my love for fitness and wellness with an online community.
Why are you passionate about what you do?
For me, the most rewarding part is knowing that someone somewhere is reading the content I produce on my blog or Instagram and is getting some form of benefit from it. Whether it may be a healthy recipe, a workout, or some lifestyle tips I have shared, if I can help just ONE person out there struggling with their own fitness journey, then my mission has been accomplished. I started my blog and Instagram to encourage others to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle and this mindset carries over into my in-person training sessions too.
Are you involved in any social or environmental causes that you would like to share with the FRÉ community?
I believe in living an active, balanced lifestyle and being the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. I strive to promote three components of living balanced through my blog and Instagram account: movement, nourishment, and mindfulness. I think maintaining a combination of these three things has helped me live my best life and I hope to encourage others to do the same.
Can you share an inspirational tip that really helps you?
I believe in living an active, balanced lifestyle. I think the most important thing when it comes to starting a fitness journey is finding something that you love to do and running with it. Before you make the decision to live a healthier lifestyle you have to be content with where you are while working towards the goals you have set for yourself. Making small steps in the right direction every day will eventually get you to the goals you are trying to reach.
Is there anything else you would like to share with FRÉ's community?
FRÉ Skincare represents a clean, natural, and healthy lifestyle, I love how FRÉ encourages women to move beyond the fear of sweating. I think a lot of times sweating is associated with breakouts or rough skin, but when you take the steps to care for your skin after an intense workout, you will find that the exact opposite is true. Personally, I get my glow from the way sweating makes me feel: Empowered!
What FRÉ enthusiasts say about our products:
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I run/yoga pretty much every day and my skin is always breaking out. This 123 set has been so great for my skin. It feels clean without being greasy, and I haven't had the usual breakouts. Totally recommend!
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