Lina deFlorias is an anchor for FOX26 news, she was also a former professional dancer based in LA. When she needs some extra motivation, her trainer sister is there to keep her on track- can we get a hooray for family teamwork?! This ex-professional dancer truly understands well-rounded health and places importance on mental health. Care to find out more about her routine and stance on fitness? Continue reading our exclusive interview with her:
HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?
Lina: I was a professional dancer in LA for about four years so at least half of my gym time is spent stretching. Dance is still my passion but running is also a favorite workout. The older I get, the more I notice I need weight training to keep things on my body close to where they should be! Nutrition-wise, I find a protein, a veggie, and a salad keeps me full the longest doesn’t give me that heavy, weighed-down feeling.
HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?
Lina: Totally! If you’re sick, you’re not in the game; mentally and literally physically. Being there, being present is half the battle to getting to where you want to be.
HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?
Lina: Sometimes I’m not motivated at all but my sister is a physical trainer so she’s pretty good at keeping on of me. Plus, it’s a way to leave your stress behind, at least for an hour or so.
HFR: What inspires you, in general?
Lina: The success of others. Seeing other people succeed reminds me success is possible, however you define it.
HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?
Lina: STRETCH! It keeps you limber and lessens your risk of injuries. Also, (and I have a hard time with this one), patience is key. A little bit builds into something big over time.
HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!
Lina: Ha! So many secrets! (kidding). I tore my ACL doing a story about police cadet training two years ago. It took me out of any physical activity for months. People sometimes ask why I stand with my left leg kicked out a bit. It’s because I didn’t have surgery so it still feels awkward at times; standing like that makes it less uncomfortable.