So first off, today we’re going to pretend that I actually made the goal of 5 posts last week. I know, we’re off to a great start.

Anyway, as per goals 1 & 2, today I am going to tell you a little about one of the projects I’ll be working on over the next couple of months. Me!

I’m half joking.

Through my connections at the hotel I’ve been working at, I was introduced to Jeffrey Adams (The Fitness Messiah) a few weeks ago. He is a fitness trainer in the Beverly Hills area who teaches several different classes around several studios throughout LA county, as well as his personal training.

Jeffrey’s main  focus, his Kardio Krunk class, is a dance/cardio hybrid that can easily be described as the best part of your day. Having danced for the majority of my life, I was instantly intrigued, and it only took about five minutes of class for me to realize he is truly onto something. The classes boast a promise of no previous experience necessary, and that holds true. Every session has at least a couple of new-comers who quickly fit into the group and were clear converts by the end.

If you’re in the LA area, I 100% recommend trying a class or two. Most of the studios he frequents offer reduced drop in rates for your first class and I can guarantee that you won’t be able to step out of class at least a little more confident in yourself than when you stepped in. He also offers several other classes (Sculpt, CycleX, etc…) but if you’re looking to try something completely new, definitely stop by a Kardio Krunk class.

I’m not in LA, you say? Well, we’re working on it. Jeffrey’s next step outside of classes is putting together some online content to get people moving (and dancing). There will definitely be some Kardio Krunk routines coming your way, as well as some other at-home fitness workouts that you can do with little equipment and little time.

Now, I don’t want to harp on about this too long in this post since there will be much more coming on that front, so now we’re going to take it back to me. Part of my inspiration for getting this blog (finally) up and running was to be able to DOCUMENT (see #1 working its way back in) my fitness journey over the next few months/forever. And as first fitness blog posts go, here are my before photos. Before what? I don’t know, we’ll see…but either way, this is where I’m at.


I will freely admit these are probably the least flattering photos I’ve ever willingly posted to the internet, and I’m pretty okay with that. Before photos have to be bad right? That’s kind of the point of them. Anyway, the main reason why I wanted to partake on this journey was to increase my stamina. I love hiking and being outside, but without consistent exercise throughout college, whenever I went for a hike I felt like I was slowly dying from start to finish. I’ve also had enough failed attempts at consistent exercise at the gym and college when on my own, and that’s where working with Jeffrey recently is a huge help. You just don’t want to let him down. You want to push yourself that extra step…and most importantly you want to make it to class as much as possible, because he makes it fun.

So I hope you enjoy reading about this over the next few months and I will regularly be sharing any updates/event notices/video content we put out. Also I swear I’ll post more this week. I can mainly promise this because I’ve already written the posts.

And with that, I leave you with this gem in which Jeffrey was in charge of taking the selfie and most definitely didn’t know he was really taking a video.


6 Comment

  1. Timster says: Reply

    The increase in stamina will happen. So you use something like myfittnees pal to help with diet as well?

    1. olivia.e.burgher@gmail.com says: Reply

      Yes! I do! I’m working on being better about using it religiously but I’m getting there. It’s a little hard with work because they’re making the meals. But for the most part I’m just eating a lot of salad there anyway =D

      Thanks for reading and commenting!


  2. Good, good, good!!!

  3. I wish I read this blog 15 years ago. 20 years of sitting at the computer hunched over and 20 years of riding bikes with very little stretching means I have a ton of mobility issues to work through. Sounds like you are doing it right from the start! Nice work. I await a post on your cooking!

  4. And by await your post on coming I just mean that I assume there will be one!

    1. olivia.e.burgher@gmail.com says: Reply

      Hopefully/eventually! Right now that post might just be “How to open a bag of salad and put it in the bowl.”

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