So now that we’ve kicked those bad beauty habits last week we can move on to adding in some other good habits right?

Beauty encompasses many things: it’s not just the makeup you wear or how your hair is styled…things like lifestyle, attitude, personality, and a kind heart are other things that make up someone’s beauty.  Heidi is definitely someone I think about who is not only beautiful, but leads a beautiful life…I thought we all could benefit from taking a peek into her routine and grabbing some tips from her!

Profession: So, technically, I am mostly a “stay at home mom” to my three little boys.That is what I spend MOST of my time doing. My “other job” is a Fitness Trainer/Instructor.

How long have you been doing this: The mom gig is fairly recent….been at it now for 4 and a half years. 🙂 I have been working in fitness, either as a personal trainer, group exercise director, or instructor for 18 years. I actually had to do the math on that!!! It has been a LONG time. I feel old.

Education: I majored in Nutritional Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. I decided to study Nutrition after having so many personal training clients that really just needed help with their diets, not their exercise. The food is the harder issue for most people.

It takes me______about two___ minutes to get ready in the morning

My beauty mantra/philosophy/words to live by: Less is more

Best change someone can make to better their health: This is a hard one, because I would have to know what they are doing before I could suggest the best change for them…..BUT a general improvement is to get at LEAST 30 minutes of good, heart pumping exercise a minimum of 5 days a week. If you are already doing that, make a very simple goal of eating 5 servings of fruits/vegetables a day (french fries don’t count). It sounds simple, but many people DO NOT do it. 🙁

What’s the biggest mistake women make when it comes to health or wellness: having an “all or nothing” attitude. You don’t have to eat perfectly and workout like a maniac, but don’t make the couch  your favorite hang-out either.  Moderation is good.

3 things you’ll always find in my makeup bag:

MaryKay tinted moisturizer with sunscreen–I am a huge sunscreen advocate. This stuff if awesome and is a moisturizer and foundation and sunscreen in one. I like things that save time since I have two minutes to get ready.:)
My Timewise 3 in 1 cleanser (MaryKay). It stays in my gym bag at all times. I have oily skin by nature, and then I add tons of sweat to it everyday, so I like a good cleanser! Plus, I am not getting younger, so the anti-aging ingredients make me feel like I am helping to fend off some wrinkles.
Lipgloss—the color varies, right now it is coral rose. I like minimal make-up and with my tinted moisturizer and lip gloss, I feel at least somewhat put together.

Any other health advice? Find a well-rounded exercise routine that you ENJOY. If you don’t like it, you won’t do it. There are SO, SO many ways to exercise, it is silly to force yourself to do something you hate. If you like it, you will do it. If you do it, you will get results. Putting forth effort to exercise is easy. It is putting forth sustained, consistent effort that is hard. So finding something that is fun makes it way easier. 🙂


Want to work out with Heidi? She works at TruFitness! It is in Roseville, CA:


Cheers to Fitness, to a Less-is-More Attitude, and to Leading a Beautiful Life,

Beauty, Body, Health, Musings, Products

January 10, 2012

Beauty Spotlight: Fitness Trainer Heidi Hall