We had the good fortune of connecting with Bonnie Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bonnie, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The Bonnie Smith Method… SMART, SIMPLE, PURPOSEFUL Discover for yourself what I’ve known for 30 years; The joy of consistent exercise. We all know that exercise changes your life forever. The most important thing is is not what exercise does for you on the outside, but what it does for you on the inside. I am often asked “How can I look better on the outside?” The answer is: “By improving the inside.” My philosophy is simple and clear: The purpose of exercise is your good health. Improved physical will follow. Exercise is like brushing your teeth you need to do a little something everyday. My methods emphasize consistency, daily movement, flexibility, healthy joints, balance, and good posture.

What should our readers know about your business?
I’ve been the owner of Fit For One Design By Bonnie in Newport Beach for 21 years. Its a one on one personal training, Pilates studio. Now during these uncertain times its the place to be. You can work out with me one on one.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Owning a business on the Newport Beach Peninsula is a dream come true. I work and live in Newport Beach. I walk across the street to the beach, to do my morning runs on the shoreline. I’s the best part of my day. I love going to the Lido HouseHotel for coffee and sitting outside on the grounds. I feel like I’m on vacation. The Via Lido drug store is a weekly must. I love all that they have to offer from gift ideas to personal items and lets not forget candles for my home. The Via Lido Village bookstore is my favorite place to by my books, having a bookstore in walking distance is wonderful. I love getting a green juice or a bit to eat at the local Malibu farms, there are some of the best restaurant statewide here in Newport Beach. My passion for fashion is also meet here, beautiful shops to buy a few new items.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to thank my three sons Preston, Michael and Zac for all their love and support. This was all for you. I would like to express my gratitude to Lee Smith my editor at the O.C. Register who believed in me, published me and is currently helping me with my book.

Website: BodyByBonnie@yahoo.com

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Linkedin: Bonnie Smith

Twitter: @bodybybonnie

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