Na’iyma Thompson: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Growing up, Na’iyma learned the importance of living the fit life and eating right from her mother. This inspired her to take her passion for fitness and lifting heavy to the next level by becoming a national level bikini athlete.
What is your name and age?
Na'iyma Thompson , 25
What inspired you to get fit?
My mother was always a very fit person. Growing up she taught me how to lift and portion food. I immediate fell in love with the lifestyle and wanted to take it to the next level. My mother is my role model.
What keeps you motivated to live the healthy life?
The idea of knowing that I can make a positive impact on someone else's life keeps me motivated. I love knowing that my day to day actions is helping others and to me that's worth it.
Describe yourself in three words:
How do you balance life, work, training and family?
I'm still trying to figure out how to balance everything . It's not easy, but I make it habitual. I know the importance and benefits of balance, so I enjoy making it a priority.
What is your favorite body part to exercise and why?
I absolutely love working my shoulders. I love the intense burn I get after a good shoulder workout. The feeling makes me feel so accomplished and it is definitely one of my favorite attributes.
If you had to pick three key exercises - what would they be and why?
- Hip thrusts
- Shoulder presses
I've chosen these exercises because I'm a very feminine and fit woman. I like having nice legs , glutes and defined shoulders :) I think being toned is sexy.
What is your favorite cheat “treat”?ver Letter
A craft burger with sweet potato fries
What do you think is the biggest misconception about women in fitness?
If you lift heavy, you will look like a man. However, if you lift heavy, you will look more toned, but never like a man lol
What was the best part of wearing Affitnity? Did you love the clothing? Tell us why :)
OMG the fit!! Hello, but nothing ever fits me properly and Affitnity has the perfect fit and professional appearance I'm going for.
Anything else you would like us to know?
I'm a national level bikini athlete here to inspire others to go after their dreams. I have a passion for fitness, people, music and life. I want everyone to create their own worlds and to truly view life through their own eyes without interference .
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