Written by Stephanie Kewin Photo by Emma Mattson
Age: 28 Hometown: Annapolis, MD Gig: Online Personal Trainer
Follow her: @stephaniethomasfitness
When Stephanie was just five years old, her mom bought her a Yoga Kids VHS tape, and her practice—one that has helped her thrive through life’s challenges—began. Stephanie eventually went on to earn her 200-hour yoga teacher certification during college, began working with women, and the rest is her-story.
"I love showing [brides] the healthy way to achieve their goals. I don’t believe there are any quick fixes."
Today, as a yoga personal trainer, Stephanie trains brides-to-be with the principle that they avoid quick fixes; instead, she helps them look amazing and feel strong for their wedding day, in a healthy way. Says Stephanie, “I see so many women trying fad diets and unhealthy workout routines (that simply don't work) while getting ready for their wedding day. I don't believe there are any quick fixes! I love working 1:1 with brides-to-be to show them the healthy way to achieve their goals.” On staying motivated herself, this former Miss Maryland Teen USA believes in getting a workout in, even when motivation is waning. Stephanie declares, “My motivation for living a healthy lifestyle is to be able to age gracefully and enjoy being active with my family throughout life.”