Stewartstown, Pennsylvania Stats: 32 • 135 lb • 5’8” Gig: NASM certified trainer
Layoff Payoff. In 2012, Gina Rose was unexpectedly laid off. She allayed her depression by literally putting one foot in front of the other and going for short runs around her apartment complex. Though she had never been a runner and had never stepped into a gym, she loved the way exercising made her feel. In 2013, Rose started selling gym memberships at a private club, and by 2015, she had completed her first fitness certification.
Podcasting. Because she loved to exercise her body and her mind simultaneously, Rose fell in love with podcasts, and she was inspired to create her own called Why Wellness With Gina Rose, a show that answers the buzzworthy question, What’s your why? through stories told by health and fitness pros. “I had no professional training or experience in hosting or producing a podcast,” Rose says. “But it didn’t matter, as long as listeners could hear messages they could relate to and learn from.”
Rising Star. Rose devotes much of her free time to volunteering. She works with the Living Classrooms Girls’ Empowerment Mission in Baltimore, providing fitness activities for underprivileged high-school girls — anything from teaching functional exercises like squats and push-ups to self-confidence and team-building activities. In 2020, Rose was recognized by the Baltimore Business Journal and was named a Living Classrooms Rising Star recipient, an honor that highlights philanthropists in the community.
Murrieta, California Stats: 43 • 128 lb • 5’7” Gig: School principal
People Pleaser. Nikia Hovey has always been active, and at various times ran track and played volleyball and basketball. She was also a cheerleader in high school and at the University of Virginia. After college, she began coaching high-school and competitive cheerleading — a pasion that continues today. But in 2016, she struggled to keep up with various life and career changes — notably, a promotion to principal of a sixth- to 12th-grade charter school. She became anxious, overwhelmed and stressed. She slept horribly, lost weight and even suffered from mild chest pains. But she masked it with a pair of stilettos and a smile.
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