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Fabulous Females: Xiomara Gallegos-Bernard

Our current society has been more focused on female empowerment, and success. More women are rising to the top, in the corporate world, or SAH moms are taking a side gig and creating mini empires. No matter the industry, there are positive female role models. Hip New Jersey is featuring some local Fabulous Females over the next several months.

Xiomara Gallegos-Bernard is a SAH mom of three boys. Xiomara’s husband travels frequently, for work, so at most times she’s holding down the fort alone. She used to work in the corporate world. When her first son, Marquez, was 3 months she made the decision to leave the corporate world. It was a difficult decision because she’d been accustomed to making her own money, and she didn’t want to depend on her husband. All she thought was “I have a Bachelor’s Degree and I’m going to be a SAH mom?!”. Thanks to the support of her friends, and family, she took the big leap.

A few years into being a SAH mom, The Inspired Fit Mama was born. Xiomara decided to take her love of fitness and nutrition, and start her own Beachbody business. Being successful in using Beachbody herself it was a seamless transition. She quickly moved up the ranks by helping many women (and men) meet their fitness goals, in the comfort of their own home (whenever it suited them best). The freedom that she finds in being her own boss, she told me, is liberating. “There’s no commuting to deal with, no office politics and no need to ask anyone for permission when I need a vacation day, sick day or want to be present at my child’s school.”

I asked Xiomara what advice she would give to SAHM’s who are struggling with the same decision that she did. In her opinion ; (1) Prepare, plan ahead, vet out all options and talk to someone about your list of pros and cons, (2) Don’t ever let fear get in the way of doing something that can be life changing (3) Be confident about your decision and never apologize for the choice that you’ve made.

You can find Xiomara working out at 6AM, every day, and posting her workouts on @theinspiredfitmama. She also likes to post short tutorials on meal preps to encourage and support others to meet their fitness, and nutrition, goals. She manages her household, runs her own successful business and still manages the time to keep the magic alive with her supportive husband!

Andrea Kozma on SweatNow

Andrea Kozma, co-founder of SweatNow, joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss the fitness app.

SweatNow is taking the industry by storm. With a concept that resembles the ever-popular app OpenTable, fitness enthusiasts can find all they need to know about local trainers and various classes at the touch of a button.  It also offers great opportunities for gyms to bring in new clients.

The  app is currently centralized in the Philadelphia region, with most of the trainers and classes being there. However, it is constantly expanding to the New Jersey area.

If you are looking to get your workouts back on track in the New Year, download the free app today, available on both the App Store and Google Play.

“It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life,” Kozma says of developing the app. To learn more, click here.

Fitness App ‘SweatNow’

#HipNJ has just discovered a brand new fitness app, and we are obsessed. SweatNow is the ultimate app for staying connected with your favorite fitness professionals, their classes, and complete training calendars.

SweatNow is designed by fitness professionals, for fitness professionals and enthusiasts, health clubs, gyms, and studios. The user has the freedom to workout with any fitness instructor in any nearby facility.

Select your location and the types of workouts you’re looking for, and SweatNow will show you all the classes near you in real-time with top-rated instructors. This makes it nearly impossible to find an excuse for missing a workout.

Users receive instant notifications from trainers as soon as there’s a class change or cancellation, and are the first to find out about exclusive pop-up classes and workshops.

The app is super easy to navigate, and is available now on the App Store and Google Play.

To learn more, click here.