This month was my last interview for Peekaboo magazine (as we’re moving back to the Netherlands) and I really wanted it to be special. So I approached Jennifer. Jennifer and her husband Lee are the owners of CrossFit Northwest Arkansas. The gym already had a special place in my heart and that space only got bigger.
When I interview people for Peekaboo it’s always about family rituals and routines. Your routines and rituals say something about you, they provide structure, clarity and happiness. I try not to dive too deep in work related routines, because, work is work and family time is family time. Right?
Well… I already knew that owning a gym is not at all a 9-5 job. But talking with Jennifer made me realize that you can own and operate a gym in different ways. Jennifer and Lee run their gym with heart and soul, the gym is basically their life. So, do they have family routines? Yes they do, but their main focus is the gym and their members. They want their members to be fitter, healthier and happier. They also know that you only go back to the gym when it becomes part of your routine. In order to come back, the gym has to be great. When is a gym great? When the program and coaches are amazing, when there’s time and room to warm up and cool down and when there’s a welcoming community. Jennifer and Lee cater towards their members and that is not only insightful, but is also why it’s such a successful gym that I’m going to miss dearly.
Read the interview with Jennifer here.
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Cheryl Hull works fulltime as a dermatologist and is the owner of Hull Dermatology & Aesthetics. We spoke about her work and how much she loves it. We spoke about her four adopted children of 4, 3, 2 and 1 year old and how much she and her husband love them and how those little ones keep them on their toes! It was simply amazing to have an hour of her time as she clearly carefully balances home and work. It was an inspiring talk, what a caring and loving woman. Read her story and be inspired too!
As always, a better quality version of this interview is available on the Peekaboo website!
Cara Osborne is – amongst a zillion other things – the founder of Baby+Company aiming to expand women’s choices through care that supports, educates, and celebrates the wellness of pregnancy. We met at Kennedy’s coffee. She arrived in her sports outfit because she likes to do her conference calls walking. It’s just an example of how she manages her time wisely. She is sweet, smart, funny and knows exactly what she wants in life and why. Read about her routine in this month’s Peekaboo magazine!
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Esti is a fitness coach and runner. She loves to push people outside their comfort zone. Esti has a great sense of humour and will always make you laugh while working out. Her kick box classes are fabulous and always packed. She works when other people have time to exercise. Those hours are normally the busy hours in a household. What this does to her family routines and rituals? Read the article!
Esti teaches at the YMCA and Pro Martial Arts should you be interested in a ‘kick your ass workout’ (which can be a variety of classes as she teaches Spin, HIIT, PIYO etc. etc. -> Unfamiliar with those abbreviations? Another reason to pay her a visit!)
As always, browse to Peekaboo for the article in higher resolution!