Paige Prescott - Personal Trainer, Fitness Model & Influencer
Current sponsors: Kinetic Phase, Karma Swim, Jed North Women, and Massage Guns.
Kinetic Phase: Tell us a bit about yourself, what interested you to pursue your career, how long have you been training and what are your qualifications?
Paige: After starting from the ground up and building the body of my dreams, I decided that I wanted others to feel the way that I feel. I had severe asthma growing up, and hated the way that asthma made me feel when it came to physical activities. I want to be able to help give others the opportunity to control their own lives and not allow life to control them. I have been working out for about 6 years now, and I can honestly say that it was the best decision of my life. My qualifications: Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED, Trigger Point Therapy, Movement, Motivation, & Program Design, Mindset Performance cert, Group Instructor, and I’m a Boxing Instructor!
Kinetic Phase: What currently is exciting you outside the gym, what are you involved in that gets you inspired?
Paige: Traveling has always been a dream of mine. So as of lately, I have been taking time to travel and see different parts of the world. Seeing different cultures and environments has really taught me that we are always more privileged than we think that we are. It has really made me appreciate what I have, and well as make me a more well-rounded person.
Kinetic Phase: What do you want to portray to your followers with your fitness profile?
I want to portray that women can be both strong and beautiful; that women can have muscles and still look feminine.
Paige: I want my followers to see that I am no better than they are and that anything and everything that I accomplish, they can accomplish as well. I want my followers to be able to go to my page and feel inspired.
Kinetic Phase: What’s the most common reason for people failing or giving up? Why do people fail in your opinion? What are some specific roadblocks to watch out for?
Paige: The most common reason why people fail is that they are so focused on fast results as well as the destination and not the journey. When it comes to changing your life, it will not happen overnight. I have been on this journey for about 6 years now, and I am still improving every day. Fad diets and quick fixes will not give you the building blocks to help you make healthy choices. Specific roadblocks to watch out for would be: Being too hard on yourself, trying to rush the process, and comparing ourselves to others.
Kinetic Phase: Can you provide a few simple examples for a workout routine you really enjoy right now?
Paige: One of my go-to HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) 20-minute workout would have to be a 4 exercise circuit where I combine battle ropes, ball slams, mountain climbers, and squat jumps together. I complete all 4 exercises (each being a minute) before I give myself a break (35-45 seconds). And then I do that sequence a total of 4 times. Trust me, your heart rate will be up!
Kinetic Phase: What are 5 go to foods to eat for energy?
Paige: Oatmeal, bananas, juicing all of your favorite fruits and veggies, almonds
Kinetic Phase: What are 8 everyday stretches that are a must in your routine?
Paige: Stretching is just as important as any other part of your health routine. Working out and everyday stressors take a big toll on our bodies. Lack of flexibility and tightness in our muscles causes our joints to start hurting, our posture to worsen, and our overall quality of life to decrease. My top 8 everyday stretches would have to be: The figure 4 stretch, Kneeling Hip flexor stretch with arm reach, Trunk rotation pose, Cat- Camel backstretch, Dead Hangs, Butterfly stretch the seated forward fold and bent arm wall stretch.
Kinetic Phase: Paige we appreciate your time and effort sharing your knowledge and experience with our community. To catch up with Paige, you can follow her on Instagram where she is most active @bodiedbypaige
Pro Tip: By improving daily movements with the muscles you use for everyday activities such as walking, sitting, standing, lifting, pulling and pushing, you begin to increase your functional strength. Following a fun and easy routine might be the key to hitting that next level or regaining your motivation to train. Another key point to remember when you are out there trying to build up a high level of strength is that it is not going to come quickly without a proper good foundation - so remember progress is slow and consistency is the answer!