My name is Margaret, but I have gone by Margo my entire life. I am 23 years old, born and raised in Columbus, OH. Though I plan to live here the rest of my life, traveling is something I ALWAYS make time to do. I believe there is so much to see in this world and I intend on checking off my bucket-list destinations one trip at a time! Some ‘fun facts’ about me include having a rare condition called heterochromia in which my eyes are two different colors AND being born with a hole in my heart (which closed a few years back). I am happily in a relationship of almost 4 years with my boyfriend, Nick. I have an Olde English Bulldog, Delilah, who has been my best friend for 10 years— not to mention she’s gotten me through my hardest obstacles. I have a deep passion for fitness and nutrition which was found along my fitness journey that began in 2018. Aside from fitness, my hobbies include painting, hiking, shopping, and taking photos. I am a ‘glass half full’ kinda gal and love spreading positivity while also encouraging the occasional meltdown, usually followed by ice cream and Netflix (lol, I’m only human).
How did you start your health and wellness/fitness journey?
My fitness journey began as a cliche New Year’s Resolution in 2018. I lived an extremely sedentary lifestyle outside of my job (as a server and bartender at the time), and I had very poor eating habits. I was very unhappy with my body and how I felt, so I made the resolution to work out.
After a month of consistently engaging in physical activity at my apartment gym, I got a Planet Fitness membership and around the same time began my fitness Instagram. Not long after that, I realized how passionate I was about this newfound hobby. I changed my major in college from Business Management to Exercise Science and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with the process of transforming my body and mind. I graduated in 2020 with my AAS in Exercise Science and in 2021 I passed my CPT exam through ACSM.
I’ve documented my entire journey on my fitness Instagram, which was sadly deactivated after 3 years and 80k followers. However, within that very frustrating mistake by Instagram, it allowed me to realize just how passionate I am with not only my journey, but helping others with theirs. I began a new fitness Instagram (my current one) and I’ve continued this journey with an even deeper passion and less care surrounding the number of followers. Last year I started my business, Maxwell Fitness LLC.
I now get to share my passion as a hobby and as a career. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing my clients and my followers change their lifestyles just the way I did back in 2018. Something that was once a New Years Resolution has turned into my purpose in waking up each day and I couldn’t be more grateful. The gym has brought me so many blessings, as have the relationships I’ve made throughout this process.
How long have you been an athlete with us?
Since July of 2020 😊
What was the first product you ever tried?
Blackberry PREworkout (& it stole my heart)
What made you decide to do the product and flavor you chose?
If you know me, you know that my DNA is made up of Bowmar Nutrition Pre-Workout— so I KNEW I had to choose pre-workout as my product of choice. As far as flavors go— I have always LOVED the blackberry pre-workout and I wanted something that could mix well with other flavors (#PreworkoutMixologist over here). For so long I’ve eaten raspberries and rice cakes before my workouts as a pre-workout meal and I’ve ALWAYS thought a red raspberry pre-workout would SMACK! If any company could perfect this flavor, I knew it would be Bowmar. They KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK. It’s amazing by itself and reminds me of the Swedish Fish Candy and it even tastes a little like pink cotton candy! It’s perfectly sweet and mixes so well with other products such as lemonade pre, rainbow candy pre, jelly bean melt, and SO MUCH MORE! I’ve had it every single day since I received my tub and I cannot wait for you all to try it!
If you were stuck on a deserted island, what three products would you bring?!
PREworkout (I would find a Jungle Gym & get that pump), Apple Pie Oatmeal Protein (secure the gains), Protein Cookies (You already know I’ve got to satisfy my sweet tooth)