Divya S. - October 2018

This woman right here…THIS WOMAN RIGHT HERE…is the definition of “quaintrelle”, IMO.

Divya setting a Personal Record on her deadlift at 185# a year after we began training.

Divya setting a Personal Record on her deadlift at 185# a year after we began training.

Quaintrelle: A woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and a cultivation of life's pleasures. 

Divya is an Art Director/Writer for GSD&M, an advertising agency, who found her way to Austin in March 2017 after living in San Francisco. ONE WEEK after relocating, she stumbled onto my Yelp page and didn’t waste any time reaching out. Divya and I hit it off right away, so much so that she didn’t bother to seek out any other prospective trainers!

Despite our early morning sessions, I have yet to see Divya in a bad mood. Tired, sure…but, she’s always smiling, cracking jokes (mostly about her love of the air bike) and leaves every workout better for it. She’s easily one of the most level-headed, bright and bold Millennials I’ve ever met— even if she wouldn’t know how to function without her iPhone. LOL

And she loves my pups, Mojo and Lola, so she’s a-okay in my book!

While she’s lost over 20 pounds and set a ton of personal records with her strength, power and endurance over the past year and a half, Divya is most proud of her new relationship with working out.

“I wanted [exercise] to stop feeling like a chore. It’s now something I look forward to”, she said.

Get to know Divya a bit more below!

  • What are your hobbies? “Illustrations and photography.” (You can find her illustrations on Instagram >> @bydivya). Also, she loves her cat, Nox, whom she walks on a leash and her apartment could easily be mistaken for a jungle.

  • What’s your favorite exercise, movement or skill? “Deadlifts”

  • What three words best describe your personality? “Talkative, Funny and Creative”

  • What’s your favorite food or restaurant in Austin? “Elizabeth Street Cafe is my jam!”

  • What’s the last book you read? Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik”

  • What would people be surprised to know about you? “I was a couple years away from becoming a CPA.”

  • You can only keep three things: Coffee, Netflix, Jeans, Leggings, Dry Shampoo, Messy Bun, Chocolate, Tacos, iPhone, Wine/Margaritas or Makeup >> “Netflix, iPhone and Leggings”

  • What was your very first album/CD or concert? “My first album was Let Go by Avril Lavigne.”

  • What's your favorite movie? “Mean Girls” (which she also answered on October 3rd— ha!)

  • If you could eliminate one thing from your daily routine, what would it be? “Doing the dishes!”