While working full-time in science/media PR, Flora Beverly was taking to Instagram, YouTube and her own blog in order to update her followers with her day-to-day activities as well as health, fitness and well-being advice.
This is rather an understatement as over 70,000 followers later, Flora is looking to make the transition to a full-time influencer.
We got the opportunity to throw some questions Flora’s way, this is what she had to say…
WHAT FIRST GOT YOU INTO HEALTH, FITNESS AND WELL-BEING?
“I finally found a sport I liked (squash) after years of thinking I wasn’t really good at sports. I also competed in gymnastics when I was young, which was the start of my active lifestyle! I’ve always been pretty focused on being healthy, even from a young age!”
WHO ARE YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATIONS WHEN IT COMES WORKING OUT?
“Jaz Sawyers – @jazsawyers – amazing athlete, friend and inspirational attitude towards everything!”
“Adrienne – @adrienneldn – such an incredible runner, mother and boss lady!”
“Natacha Oceane – @natacha.oceane – for her functional training and all-around attitude and approach to health and fitness.”
HOW DO YOU BALANCE SELF-CONFIDENCE WITH ALWAYS STRIVING TO IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS AND HEALTH?
“I focus my goals on what my body can DO, rather than what it looks like. So I can strive to become faster, fitter and stronger whilst simultaneously celebrating all that boy body can do now, and accepting any flaws I might have.”
IF YOU COULD ONLY TAKE PART IN THREE ACTIVITIES/SPORTS WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
“Running – all you need is a good pair of shoes and you can run, and you can do it anywhere! It’s one of my favourite ways of exploring!”
“Boxing – such a great mood-booster and full body workout.”
“Hiking – long walks and hikes are my versions of meditation, I couldn’t live without them!”
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST ASPIRATION?
“To be happy.”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BRANDS WHEN IT COMES TO FITNESS?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL BEFORE AND AFTER A WORKOUT?
“Pre-workout always depends on the time of day. If it’s early morning it’ll be a coffee and some nut-butter. If it’s later in the day it’s usually 2 pieces of toast and some nut butter. Post workout it’s whatever I have in the house! Often it’s just whatever meal I’m having next. I’ve actually written a whole blog post on pre and post workout meals.“
IF YOU COULD ONLY PASS ON ONE MESSAGE TO YOUR FOLLOWERS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“Consistency is key – it’s not about making extreme changes for a month, smaller changes over years are far better (and more likely to make a difference) in the long run. “
WHAT ARE YOUR AIMS FOR 2019?
“To build my brand and provide more useful resources to people who would like to start living a healthy lifestyle but don’t know how. And the usual life admin of adulting.”
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