Hi Stasi! Please tell us about yourself.

I was born and raised in Alaska, my dad was stationed here for the military.  I have been paralegal at Clayton & Diemer since 2004. I enjoy camping, fishing, road trips and hiking.

What are a few of your favorite exercises that we do at Boot Camp? How about a few of your favorite muscle groups to train?

I like skaters, lunges and squats, anything to help the legs and booty. 

What do you admire most about yourself?

I appreciate everyone in my life and everything that I have.

Who or what inspires you?

My Mom who at 71 years old runs circles around me living and loving life.  My boyfriend Trevor who jumps out of bed every morning at 5:00 a.m. to go to the gym or a new class.  

My girlfriends who I have met through Figarelle’s Fitness over the years, especially Laurie and Amber who I keep in touch with everyday and we motivate each other to get to boot camp, hike or simply to stay active.  

Last but not least, Stephanie and Charlene who captured my attention in 2010 and then Lela who joined the team soon after, have all kept me motivated and in shape over the years.   

Optimal health, what does that mean to you? 

Staying as mentally and physically healthy as I can. I work out just as much for my mental health as I do to stay physically fit.  

In April 2017, I was diagnosed with breast cancer which was the last thing I expected since it doesn’t run in my family and I consider myself  healthy. 

Even though I was diagnosed (1 in 8 women will be), I decided to keep moving forward and never missed a beat. I had surgery and 33 radiation treatments and only missed one day of work and continued with my normal boot camp and gym schedule. 

If I had not been mentally and physically fit I may not have rallied like I did.

What are a few of your favorite ways to relax and recover?

Massage! I also like to get outside away from the electronics.

Can you tell us about your nutrition? Any specific tips for putting together a good nutrition plan?

We meal plan, I don’t eat at restaurants very often and I’m good at not buying junk food at the store.

I eat a lot more meat now and find I am not constantly hungry during the day and needing to snack.

What new goals do you have planned for 2018? 

I haven’t made any specific goals yet.  I would like to workout with more weights, especially upper body and venture out to try different kinds of workouts.