1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi my name is Mayra and I was born in Ecuador raised there until I was 7-years-old. Then I came to the USA and pretty much was raised here. I have always been in to sports like soccer, basketball and I love to dance and stay active with a group of friends.
2. How did you end up being an assistant manager at Lucille Roberts?
I started working for Lucille Roberts about 4 or 5 years ago. After starting college and majoring in international business, it became my passion. This job is my two favorite things combined: working out and being a sales person for an all woman’s fitness club where we help women get back into shape.
3. What are some personal fitness goals you have and how do you stay fit in New York City?
Fitness wise I’m down to losing my last 4lbs which I’m hoping to achieve within the next month. Then I’m going to focus on toning my abs so I can be ready for Summer 2013 and wear my bikini in Punta Cana, DR. Between studying, taking care of my house and work I keep myself in shape dedicating 30 to 45 minutes of my day to a simple but consistent workout plan. Taking a 45-minute class like chickboxing or abs and arms is always my best option. Sometimes I have a personal training session for 30-minutes and I’ll do a total body workout. A good meal plan is important too. I made it a point to not skip meals whether I make my meals at home or buy them in the city. Salads are always my first choice: filling, nutritious and delicious.
4. What do you think is the best thing about Lucille Roberts?
The best thing about Lucille Roberts besides our many convenient locations are our classes! We change them with each season and we are always keeping up to date with what’s new in the fitness industry. Summer is near and it’s all about getting back into our skinny jeans and back in to our bikinis. The classes are always convenient and they’re only 45-minutes long. They’re great for all fitness levels and they fit in to everyone’s schedule even a busy woman like me who travels from NJ to NY every day. Because of the great class schedules, I still find the time to workout every day.
5. What advice do you have for women who are trying to lose weight and meet their fitness goals?
My advice to women trying to lose weight is to JUST DO IT! Don’t think about it anymore! How long could you possibly think about it? It’s not a choice. It’s something you must do to stay healthy and look beautiful. Take baby steps and look for activities or fun classes that will get you started on some type of routine and then make it a habit. I never really thought about working out but once I did and started to see and feel the difference it made, it became my hobby and my passion. Over thinking is only going to postpone your fitness goals and at the end of the day we all know it’s something we must do. Nothing is impossible and it’s never too late to start regardless of where you are and how far you have to go.You can do it!