Oh Hey! I’m Brittany, a 20 something-year-old from Long Island, New York. I’m on a mission to change the world. Well, not really, but I’m ambitious, and I think we all deserve to live a life that we can love (if you’re willing to work for it). It’s like they say in the song; “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” In the last few
In the last few years, I’ve become extremely passionate about all things makeup and beauty, and I’ve learned to love the process of learning, experimenting and interacting with all of you!
Growing up I was a competitive figure skater, and took several dance classes to supplement my skating. I loved the idea and feeling of constantly, and I do mean constantly, having a goal to work towards. I trained year round for competitions, shows, exhibitions, and tests. I was very muscular and strong, and I learned to be committed, disciplined and determined in all of my endeavors.
By the time I reached high school my passions had shifted and I wanted to be more “normal.” I wanted to have the time to hang out with friends, go to the movies or the mall; I wanted to be what I thought was a “normal” teenager. Although I was enjoying my newfound spare time I also began to feel a huge void in my life. I was no longer working towards a goal; I was starting to see my body become less muscular and more “soft” and I wasn’t happy about it. It was at this point that I did what many others begin to do when they see some weight gain, I did hours upon hours of cardio and I started eating “clean.”
I cut out everything I thought and deemed to be “bad” or “unhealthy” and although I was getting “skinnier” I wasn’t happy with the way I looked. I still had that soft look because I lacked muscle. I continued “eating clean” and spending hours on the treadmill all throughout high school and the better half of college. Luckily, in my senior year of college I met this guy who was always walking around campus with a camera and I became intrigued. He explained to me that he was very involved in the fitness industry and that the camera was for the YouTube videos he was creating. The more time we spent together the more interested I became in learning about fitness and nutrition.
He taught me everything from the basics to the more scientific side of things and I found myself becoming obsessed…in the most healthy way possible lol! He taught me how to lift with proper form, and that it’s ok and actually very beneficial for women to lift heavy…that I wasn’t going to become “too bulky” or “masculine” looking because of the weight I was lifting. He introduced me to flexible dieting, and taught me how to track my macros. Before I knew it I was in the gym lifting heavy 5-6 times per week, and seeing noticeable results…and I loved every second of it.
I fell in love with seeing progress, I fell in love with seeing results and working hard in the gym. I felt like for the first time in a LONG time I no longer had that void in my life. I had goals, and I was becoming strong and athletic. More importantly, I was truly happy. I set out to accomplish something and I did it. I wake up each day excited and ready to take on the world. I’m working towards my first ever bikini competition, and excited to share that experience with you all.
I am beyond thankful and blessed to be where I am in my life. I love what I’m doing, I love how far I’ve come and knowing how much I still need and want to achieve, but most of all I love sharing my life and experiences with you all. My goal is to make a difference in this industry. I want to continue sharing what I know with as many people as I can, I want others to feel that same happiness, satisfaction and confidence. I want to inspire people to believe in themselves, to set a goal and work as hard as they can to reach it. I am committed to helping as many people as I can to reach their fitness goals!
Oh…and about “that guy” who taught me everything I know….he’s still around! Many of you may know him as Matty Fusaro, the YouTube guy…but to me, he’s just the best human I’ve ever been lucky enough to know, and now he’s my hubby!