Meet Garen, our newest addition to the FHITpro team! In addition to being a credentialed fitness professional, Garen is a professional actor and singer. His passion for fitness and wellness is what drives him to motivate other athletes to "be the best they can be."
1. First FHIX experience?
I took my first FHIX back in Early September, 2018 with my man Farouk. I was dying… but in the best way possible.
2. Who is your FHITspiration?
Definitely my parents. My mom was a professional triathlete and Dad was a powerlifter. They still wake up at 4:00am everyday to hit the gym. Such an inspiration.
3. Personal theme song?
So hard to chose… but probably "We Can’t Stop" by Miley Cyrus
4. Celebrity doppelganger?
5. Favorite guilty pleasure?
Strong IPAs and Trader Joe’s Chili Spiced Mango
6. What is it about group fitness?
I love knowing that you are suffering with someone. Sometimes in group classes, I push myself even harder because I imagine that I am working out for the people around me and not just for myself. I’m a big believer in the TEAM element.
7. Post workout snack?
Peanut Butter Split from Juice Generation
8. What's your sign? Do you read your horoscope?
Taurus, on the cusp of Gemini. I only read it when it benefits me haha.
9. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Center fielder for the Chicago Cubs.
10. Perfect Sunday afternoon activity?
A nap and an Indian buffet
11. Best advice you ever received?
"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
12. Most challenging exercise movement and why?
Heavy dumbbell thrusters… leg burn and cardio buuuuuurn!!!
13. Food you can’t live without?
Mexican food, especially chips and salsa!
14. Your biggest accomplishment?
I think my biggest accomplishment is yet to come!
15. Favorite sneaker brand?
Innovate F-lite 195 (I’ve literally had this same model of shoe for the past five years… obsessed.)
16. What’s something someone would never guess about you?
I speak some Japanese.
17. Favorite athlete?
It was Brett Favre, but now Aaron Rodgers… basically whoever is the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
18. What is your favorite movie?
19. Favorite candy?
Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Cups
20. If you could describe yourself with 1 emoji what would it be?
Definitely the fist pound. 👊
21. Go-to karaoke song?
"Ordinary People" by John Legend