As a child, you could always find LeeAnna Hoffman being active. The tomboy of the group, she developed a love for hiking, climbing and caving – even ziplining! It wasn’t until her first corporate job that physical fitness became more of a chore than a hobby.
Finding herself more physically and mentally exhausted at the end of each day, she began to realize she was becoming more anxious, negative and judgmental. After hitting an all time low, she decided enough was enough and dove into becoming a fitness instructor professional.
After a year in the industry and still unsure of whether or not she belonged, LeeAnna was introduced to her new found fitness soulmate – POUND. She finally realized she was able to get lost in the noise, the movement, and the people. Allowing herself to let go and find her truest, freest self once again.
Now both certified by ACE and AFAA as well as her own event based business Rockstar Fitness, she has had the honor of seeing the freedom that resonates within countless others.
“All we need to do is fill a room with strangers, hand them a pair of Ripstix, crank the music, and all the sudden there are no strangers, no mistakes, and the smiles never fade. We let our inner Rockstar run wild for a bit- and it isn’t until the end of the show that we realize how hard we truly worked. They light my fire every time.”
If you could live in any TV home, what would it be?
One of Ron Swanson’s cabins in the woods… if I could find it.
What’s a great book you’ve read recently?
I recently re-read one of my favorites – Fahrenheit 451. It had been years since reading it and it was incredibly thought-provoking in light of our worldview today.
If you could choose your own rockstar nickname, what would it be?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Always always always look from other’s perspectives – ALWAYS – but in light of those perspectives, know and grow your own opinions and don’t be afraid to live by them.
If you had two hours left on earth what would you do?
Laugh. Laugh as hard as I can and be as wild as possible with the people I love the most.
What makes you feel supported?
Being understood. When someone knows and trusts my heart, mind, and intentions – who I am – even if we don’t agree on something.
What’s one thing you’re certain of?
You can not live a life fighting who you are. You can grow. You can adapt. But the best thing you can ever do for yourself is to stop trying to be something different simply because the world tells you that it’s what you “should” be.