Gina's tip for those new to Zumba: "Remember it's a party, and if you get lost, just shake something!"
- 27, Tucson, Arizona
Mixing things up keeps life interesting, whether it's in your workouts, diet or reading material. Gina, the personal trainer and group fitness instructor behind The Fitnessista, does exactly that with her blog. Hop over there if you're craving a sweaty workout, new tunes or even updates on her recently expanded family (no one at FITNESS can resist the photos of adorable daughter Olivia). After all, we always like everything in moderation.
Favorite sweat session "I love any type of dance cardio, spinning, yoga and weight training. Zumba is a big favorite!"
Motivational mantra "'Change creates change.' The body is an intelligent machine and will quickly adapt to its expectations. If you change up your fitness routine, you enable visible changes to occur. Each day, I try to do something different with my workout."
Music must-have "Anything by Pitbull pushes my workout buttons, and I love anything by Bond. Their music is instrumental and extremely powerful to push through a tough weights set or intense cardio workout."