Nuffnang’s featured blogger for the month of July!
Nikki Torres of prettydarnfit.com
1. Who are you and what is your blog about?
I’m Nikki Torres. I’m a yoga teacher, dance fitness trainer, animal rights advocate, sweat addict and blogger at prettydarnfit.com
2. What can we expect from your blog?
My blog revolves around sustainable approaches to living a healthier lifestyle. When I say sustainable, I mean long-term. With all the trends and fads coming out in the health industry today, it’s hard to find a place to start really living healthy. At the same time, it’s easy to fall off the wagon after being on it for a while and that’s something I can relate to because I’ve been there before. My blog talks about workouts to try, better food choices, fitness related events, health hacks and my own thoughts on different topics linked to overall wellness. I believe Pretty Darn Fit isn’t all about going hard in the gym everyday and just having a small serving of salad after. Rather, it encourages going all out, breaking a sweat while doing something you love, and enjoying the choices you make with food. It’s not about going on starvation mode for 7 days but rather choosing to make lifelong change while still having a slice of chocolate cake every once in a while.
3. When and how did you start blogging?
Hey, my blog is turning one this month! I officially started in July last year when I realized I needed an avenue to pour out all the tips and advice I would give students and clients when they would approach me. I was often asked a lot of questions and I felt the short conversations with my students weren’t enough. I had so much to share! I also want to guide more people to have a different perspective when it comes to health—that it’s not just about how you look, but also about your mindset and how you choose to live the rest of the time, when you’re outside the gym or not working out.
4. What separates your blog from other blogs?
Its personality! Pretty Darn Fit has its own voice. It’s like talking to a friend who has recently tried that new yoga studio close to where you work or a hidden vegan restaurant she has just discovered. When I write, I would always think of someone I personally know who, I think, would be interested in that topic and I would write as if I was actually talking to that person. I think it also has attitude—it’s tough yet feminine. Exactly the way I see most of my readers.
5. What is the best thing about being a blogger?
The best thing about blogging, for me, is how I am able to share my passions through my posts. I never thought I would expand my audience when I started. It was meant to be just a channel for my thoughts and experiences as a health and fitness junkie and I’ve always loved writing. It’s really heartwarming when people come up to me and say they read my blog! I manage to blurt out a shy thank you when that happens but in my mind I go “What?! You know it exists?! Wow!!!” Hahaha
I also have to say that I enjoy being invited to try out a new workout/fitness facility. I won’t pretend that I don’t love working out for free!