1. When did you know you wanted to work in the fitness & health industry?
I’ve always loved sports and being active as a kid. In college, I switched my major from Business to Psychology to Exercise Science where I finally found my groove. I was fascinated by anatomy and physiology and studying how the body moves and ways to keep it healthy.
2. What do you wish more people knew about fascial stretch therapy?
That it’s nothing to do with stretching your face. It’s FaSCial! In all seriousness, the health benefits are tremendous. It was designed for athletes to aid performance and prevent injury. It not only helps athletes but people who experience tightness and pain in their body and want to improve any daily activity. It also can have mental and emotional benefits as well!
3. What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
When clients get up off the table and tell me that they feel SO much better after fascial stretch therapy than they did walking in.
4. What is one thing people can do to stay proactive and healthy?
Move!! Whatever that looks like for your health level! It can be as simple as a brisk walk daily, but Regular stretching, resistance training, and cardiovascular exercise along with healthy BALANCED nutrition are guaranteed to help one feel their absolute best!
5. What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with my husband and 3 daughters, working out, photography, and immersing myself in a world of all things Marvel, DC, D&D, Star Wars, LOTR, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones etc…
6. What food can you not live without?
7. What’s your favorite song to workout to?
Usually, I listen to Joe Rogan Experience while working out, but if I play music during my heavy lift days, it’s usually the Disturbed station on Pandora.
8 What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t wait for motivation to do things. It’s an emotion that comes and goes. Success comes from discipline and doing what you set your mind to even if you don’t feel motivated to do it 100% of the time.
9. A quote that inspires me daily:
“Do. Or do not. There is no try” -Yoda
Annie Broadnax, CPT, FST, is passionate about helping people perform at their best and enjoy an active life. As both a personal trainer and fascial stretch therapist, Annie’s approach empowers her patients to reach and exceed their goals.