Fitness Interview with Channel ABC13’s Erica Simon


We did an exclusive interview with ABC13 News Anchor Erica Simon, a super mom who also has a passion for health and fitness. Despite her busy schedule, she still makes time out of her day to workout and eat healthy– she is a true health and fitness ambassador. If you want to know about her drive to go to spin class and what keeps her motivated, keep reading:

HFR: What is your daily exercise and nutrition routine?

Erica Simon: My schedule has been super crazy this summer, but I always try to do at least SOMETHING every day. Spin class at 24-Hour Fitness has been my go-to the past couple of months, but when I’m not doing that, I’m jogging my Dalmatian Sampson around the neighborhood and floor exercises. Pushups, crunches and jump squats are part of my morning routine.

I haven’t eaten red meat in a long time. I’ve incorporated more fruits, vegetables, and fish into my diet. I eat fish at least twice a week and opt for fruit, water and nuts/seeds most mornings.

HFR: What keeps you motivated to stay healthy?

Erica Simon: My (6 month-old as of August 19) daughter Ella motivates me. I want to live a long, healthy life so I can keep up with her and be the best mommy I can be. When I’m taking care of my body and giving it what it needs to thrive, I’m directly and indirectly being a good parent.

HFR: Do you believe that being fit and healthy has contributed to your successful career?

Erica Simon: Yes, absolutely! I broadcast in front of hundreds of thousands of people at any given time in the Houston market – so being fit is almost a must. Not only is it better aesthetically, but when you feel good on the inside (physically and mentally), you perform at a higher level. Your mind is sharper.

As a new mom, being fit has been one of my top goals.

HFR: What inspires you, in general?

Erica Simon: I believe in being the best version of yourself, whatever that looks like. Yes, I’m considered a public figure, but I don’t get into the “fame” of it all. If I can help one person go after their dreams, I’m inspired. Being the best mother, wife, Christian, friend, and daughter motivates me to keep refining myself. My mother, who’s a breast cancer survivor, also inspires me to pay attention to my body when something doesn’t feel right, and do everything with excellence and integrity. My husband inspires me to write down my goals and manifest my dreams through clear planning, prayer, and positive speech.

HFR: What tips would you give your fans and our readers to staying healthy?

Erica Simon: Just start somewhere! You may not end up a magazine model, and that’s ok. Just take care of the temple you do have and set realistic benchmarks. Life is hard. Staying fit physically, mentally and emotionally will power you past those tough days.

HFR: Share something that most people don’t know about you!

Erica Simon: I have A LOT of freckles. Most viewers never see them because I cover them with makeup when I’m on air.

I also have a heart for missions and service. Been on several international missions trips (Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic) that included feeding whole villages and visiting orphans and widows. I often rally for the little guy.

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