“It means to not take for granted the bodies we were blessed with, to practice gratitude, to use your story to encourage others, and most of all, to build a community worth competing for, because we are so much stronger when we are together.”
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Hello hello! My name is Paige Martindell, I moved to Dallas after graduation from KU in 2015 and have absolutely loved diving into this city ever since the move. I’m the creative lead behind StudioHop Fitness, teach cycling at The Ride House, and am a lover of all things food, travel & people.
2. What’s a typical day look like for you?
Up by 5am, teach or ride in a cycling class, make breakfast or a protein shake, spend my day working at StudioHop HQ (maybe a team lunch or workout in there) then often have a group dinner, event or additional workout in the evening. Life is rough when you get to spend it working out, huh?
3. How did you get started on your current fitness journey?
I’ve been a competitive dancer and cheerleader my entire life, so being in shape was always necessary until college when I was no longer competing. During my college years I struggled maintaining the healthy lifestyle I was used to, so after college I really dove into Dallas fitness and soon after began teaching cycling at The Ride House. I now LOVE being a part of the StudioHop community because one of my favorite aspects of the company is being able to constantly switch up my workouts, my body has never been stronger and I owe it to the variety StudioHop provides.
4. What’s one goal you’re currently training to accomplish by December 31, 2016?
Honestly, I’m not physically training for anything at the moment, just trying to get as lean as I’ve ever been! Excited to crush goals in 2017 but right now focusing on balance.
5. What’s one life goal you’re currently pursuing outside of fitness?
One of my biggest goals (after recently leaving the corporate world for a startup) is to grow myself as a designer, friend and colleague more than ever before. Working for a small company allows me to learn more than ever before, so I’m reminding myself how lucky I am to be in this position.
6. What does it mean to you to Compete Every Day?
It means to not take for granted the bodies we were blessed with, to practice gratitude, to use your story to encourage others, and most of all, to build a community worth competing for, because we are so much stronger when we are together.
7. What is one obstacle you’re proud you’ve overcome?
Does the Freshman 30 count? (kidding but not kidding) I let myself go in college, peer pressure and anxiety got the best of me, but as I started to fall more and more in love with fitness outside of athletics, it really became a passion of mine and I know now that I will never look back.
8. What/who do you compete for?
I compete for Jesus, who sacrificed His life for mine. I compete for my family, because they have supported each step I’ve taken since day one. I compete for those who are not strong enough to compete for themselves, and for anyone else out there who just needs someone to stand for them.