“Fitness has always been part of my life,” says Sabrina Marie, owner of Salon Sapphire by Sabrina Marie by Sabrina Marie in Johnston, Rhode Island. “In high school, I ran track and I was a cheerleader. I was so young and my metabolism was so fast that I didn’t have to worry about what I ate. Then I went to cosmetology school and had no sports in my daily life. I wasn’t as active, and even though I was going to the gym I had no interest in eating healthy. By the time I turned 21 I wasn’t overweight, but I was out of shape.”
Sabrina tried programs like Beach Body but didn’t sustain them. Always a competitor, she thought that a fitness competition might motivate her. She was right.
“Prepping for the competition made me realize that food was fuel,” says Sabrina, who entered a Fitness Atlantic competition in 2015. “It made a huge impact on my life. I went from eating about 60/40 bad food/good food to eating pretty much 100% good food. I was getting up early and had so much energy. This changed my perspective on what it is to be healthy. With my expertise in the beauty industry, I see that beauty and wellness go hand in hand.”
Sabrina came in the top 10 of the competition. Watch for a future Healthy Hairdresser e-letter to learn more about Sabrina’s journey.
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