Maggie Head Hipster in Charge

What do my credentials have to do with fitness/ health?  Absolutely nothing    (which is why I didn’t list them).  The initials behind my name are more representative of how I pay for this site than they are my actual qualifications for it.  That is why Kory and Sara are on board.  Luckily, you don’t have to be a professional athlete or fitness instructor to enjoy working out.  In fact, most people at the gym are not fitness professionals… they are normal people with normal jobs that go to the gym for various reasons.  My reason is my sanity and my health.  The need for sanity in my life comes from being a mother of two kids, having an amazing husband and working full time.  Anyone who has a toddler and an infant can attest that while it is fantastic most of the time… it’s not always easy.  In fact, if I did not stay active it is likely that my kids would overthrow me and the rule of law in our house would shift to a toddler version of the hunger games (only less civilized).  Therefore for my sanity, my health and the safety of my children, I work out.

While a great way to release stress… working out is not always fun.  In fact, for me personally it was more of a burden until one day at the urging of a friend, I decided to try something new.  I was a little hesitant/intimidated by the prospect of trying something “outside of the box” but agreed to try an aerial silks class with her and another friend.  The result; I ended up really enjoying the aerial silks classes.  In fact, I enjoyed them so much so that I pondered joining the circus and making my living through circus arts performance.  The unfortunate truth upon re-evaluation is that I look far too normal and am not near flexible enough to pull it off, so I decided to keep my job in finance and vowed to continue as a hobby.  This is where my interest in alternative fitness activities began.  As I searched for new activities to try… curling, pilates etc. I found that anything not listed as a “gym” doesn’t show up in a search unless you specifically know what you are looking for.  Furthermore, in trying to learn more about the activities I was interested in trying I was asking friends/family if they had ever tried some of these activities and most people had not tried them but they were really interested to hear what I thought of them.  I began describing myself as somewhat of a “fitness hipster” to friends and family in that I liked doing fitness activities that are not mainstream.  Recently I have decided to take my hobby one step further and create a website for alternative fitness enthusiasts such as myself.  While it is not the same as joining the circus and I won’t get free cotton candy, it is something I can do to fulfill that urge while continuing to work my 9-5 job.

My goal is to one day be “that person” who has found their passion in life and live it every day, until then fitnesshipster.com is my outlet for my passion.  Whether you are a Fitness Hipster like me or you just want to try something new, I encourage everyone who visits Fitness Hipster to challenge their mind and body to go beyond their comfort zone and try something they wouldn’t normally try.  I developed this site to create a fun way to give people a new perspective on fitness… a reason to work out.  I invite you embrace our passion, follow our journey and hopefully start one of your own as you read our reviews,  track our progress and our imminent mishaps.  If you have something you want us to try, feel free to let us know and we will try it out for you.  Or… try it with us!