Tell me a little about yourself and your background?
I was born in Las Vegas, NV, but was raised most of my childhood in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I was destined to be in the spotlight from a young age, always performing, always rocking a big attitude. I moved back to Las Vegas to finish high school and stayed there to go to college at UNLV, where I majored in broadcast journalism and media studies and minored in theater. After graduating college, I landed my first on-air television reporter job back in Sioux Falls. I was there for a year before moving onto a bigger market in Oklahoma City, OK where I worked as the lead breaking news reporter on the NBC morning show, KFOR-TV. It was in Oklahoma where I met my husband Ryan Legg, got engaged and married there. It was in 2015 when my passion started to shift from TV to health & fitness. My passion came from when I competed in multiple bodybuilding shows where I learned about the importance of nutrition and fitness, having went through my own transformation.
What aspect of fitness do you enjoy the most?
What I enjoy most about fitness is the positive outcomes it has on every aspect of your life. When you take care of your body, it takes care of you. I enjoy educating people on how they can make positive lifestyle changes for an even better result, confidence in your own skin. I enjoyed fitness so much I left my television career to open my own wellness business called Legg Day Fitness, driving my own marketing efforts which has resulted in rapid growth and I continue to help hundreds of clients all over the world to optimal health.
How long have you been into fitness?
I really have been active my whole life, but really started focusing on my fitness journey in 2015. That’s when I realized the power of nutrition and how most results come from what we put in our bodies. Fitness is great for a healthy heart then shaping your body based on your goals. It’s really fascinating.
How did you get into fitness?
My first initiation into passion filled fitness was in 2011 when I joined CrossFit. I loved the feeling of being strong, it was empowering.
What was a turning point for you to take it seriously?
The turning point was competing in bodybuilding shows. There’s something that clicks in you and you enter this domination mode where nothing else can stand in the way of your goal. I miss that crazy passion burning feeling, but I get a dose of my discipline in other aspects of my life now.
How has fitness impacted your life?
Everything has changed. Every aspect of my life has improved. I have become so educated through practice and my certifications. I have freedom to work from wherever, I’m my own boss. I get to help hundreds and hundreds of people to healthy lifestyles. My self-confidence has improved significantly as I make my mind, body and soul a priority in many ways. My relationships have improved because I’m happy with myself. Fitness creates this positive cycle of energy and I can’t imagine not having fitness a huge part of my life.
What words of advice or encouragement would you like to give to someone who is just starting out or would like to start but doesn’t know where to begin?
Don’t wait, start now! In order to discover your full potential, you have to try, and your passion will always lead you to your purpose. If it makes you happy, do it, be yourself, tune out the negative, just live, live your best life on your own terms!