#FitGirlMagic: Best 9 of 2018

Connecting with women of color across the fitness industry has been one of our favorite parts of this year. This year, we were able to turn the spotlight each month on strong women from various backgrounds, professions and passions. We asked them about their personal fitness mantra, their thoughts on diversity in fitness, the music playing on their phones and their favorite “cheat meals.”

Below we’ve pulled together some of the best quotes to take get your pumped for your own 2019 fitness goals:

Fit Girl Magic Motivation


Andrea Larkins

"The scale is fake." I say this all the time.. Meaning that the scale isn't the best way to measure your progress because it doesn't measure or consider your body composition. I usually get clients to understand this when I tell them how much I weigh. Because I'm "dense" aka muscular, I weigh more than they expect. It helps them realize that the number on the scale doesn't tell the whole story.”


Roz Jones

“Sweating it out, challenging yourself, friendly competitions and straight up the vulnerable nature sometimes of fitness allows cross-cultural community building across all genders, races, ethnicity, economic statuses etc. Although it's indirect, I feel group fitness truly breaks down barriers of race, gender, political, ethnicity, stereotypes and hatred...even if for the moment when trying to be the first team to finish 300 push-ups! It's about understanding, connection and education through everyday life activities.”


Marielle Porter

“Do what makes you happy If I'm not happy why would I waste my precious (yet limited) time on it.”

Lita Lewis

“Try something for a minimum of three weeks to see you feel. The body takes 21 days to make a change, and then you can see if something is right for your or not.”


Itzel Magana

“I want to be a good example for my nieces and nephew, as well as help my parents, to stay active as they get older. I also like to motivate other by doing. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing my friends complete their first 5K, 10K, half marathon and even their first marathon – something they thought they could never do.”


Rickeya Burts

“If you currently feel stuck, like you’re just going through the motions, or feel like you aren’t maximizing yourself to reach your full potential, then GET OUT OF YOUR OWN HEAD and actually take steps in the direction that you are wanting to go. You will never know if that business, relationship, or whatever it may be will work out if you don’t go for it.”

Kirby Patterson

“Excellence is a daily habit. Excellent people thrive on being extraordinary, and in order to be extraordinary, discipline and sacrifice is required.”


Kandace Stewart

Give this world good energy.” It’s not always easy. I’m human, but it’s been written on the lock screen on my phone for a few months now so I get a little reminder whenever I look at it! That’s one of the tips I picked up when I was researching for my Yoga and Visualization workshops and it has helped.”