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

Hi Rebecca, why did you pursue a creative career?
I worked for 4 years in a Law Firm in my early 20s. During my time there I realized it was not where I saw myself for the rest of my life. Although the pay and benefits were amazing, I was unhappy with the work I was doing. I knew I had to make a change.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
5 years ago I went through a series of huge changes in my life. I decided to pack my bags and move out of state to gain some clarity and left everything behind besides my dog. I took about a month to really dive into what made me happy. I had found Yoga and Fitness (specifically Crossfit) years before that. I knew these were things that made me happy even on days that I felt terrible. I decided to pursue my certifications and by the end of that year I was teaching full time. Shortly after that I survived a mass shooting. For months after the event my training and my time doing yoga were what mentally helped me to heal. It was a time for me where nothing else mattered except breathing through those workouts. This lit a fire in me to want to reach as many people as I could and share fitness and yoga with them.

I started by hosting small yoga events and slowly they began to grow. Sometimes the events are about healing, other times its just about getting outside and moving which can be healing too. These events are always focused on making sure everyone feels welcomed and like they are a part of a small family.

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?
First off, we would start at Griffith Observatory for Sunrise. The view up there is amazing especially when no one is there and everything is quiet. We would have to go to some of the best food spots like Olvera Street and my favorite restaurant in Pasadena called Golden China. We would go shopping on Colorado Blvd and drive by all the beautiful houses in Pasadena. We would have to stop at The Broad and the Science Center. Maybe get a run around the Rose Bowl or hike Runyon. 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?
During the hardest time in my life, I knew I had to make a huge change. My biggest supporter was my Aunt Irene who encouraged me to figure out what made me happiest and to chase that.

Instagram: @ReallyBecca @ReallyBFit

Image Credits
Ty Dobbs Kory Mooneyham Daniel Cruz

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