Fit & Famous: Patricia Knudsen
From getting certified as an Xtend Barre instructor in 2015, to recently having her daughter, Sophia, this 29-year old Malaysian beauty has her hands full. Patricia gives us a sneak peek into her life - how she keeps fit, eats, and her go-to travel tips!
“I love the feeling that I have after a workout, and how it also controls my diet better. It just completely changes me and boosts my energy level so I can do my work, take care of Sophia and myself.”
On being a mum
“It is not easy when a woman feels like her whole body has changed, and it has been really hard for me to shed that weight. I try to work out in the mornings, afternoons, and I plan it around Sophia. I’ll find time to exercise when she’s napping, or in the morning before she wakes up. I also exercise at my apartment gym, using the NIKE training app, which is great when you’re working out at home.”
What she eats
“I do healthy deliveries sometimes, and I make easy and healthy bites at home too. I am healthy in the sense that I make sure to eat my vegetables and food that gives me energy for my workouts, drink lots of water and juices.”
On becoming a Barre instructor
“I was nervous and excited when I conducted my first class in 2015. I wanted to conduct my class the way I would like to be trained. Since I host, this part comes naturally to me. I also love being around people, and exercising brings positive vibes.”
On her baby
“I am lucky to have a partner who is very hands on, and he does as much as I do with Sophia. We take turns, and he has been really kind, giving me space and time to go to the gym. I think he knows how hard it was for me when I gained all that weight during pregnancy, and having to return to work now.”
Her travelling tips
“It’s always good to bring snacks such as fruits and nuts with you. Sometimes, I am lucky to have a gym while I’m on the go. Otherwise, I just work out using the NIKE training app.”
Her fitness mantra
“BeBold. You will never know what your limits are until you push yourself. You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go!