BestDooz is excited to welcome LaTanya Settles to our list of contributing authors. LaTanya Settles is a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and fitness blogger.
As a child, growing up in a military family, fitness was never a topic of conversation. She never engaged in exercise on a regular basis–outside of gym class in school. At one point, she wanted to take a weight lifting class, but was told that was just for boys.
As a young adult, LaTanya’s weight would often fluctuate. Like many of us, she would apply quick fixes to bring her weight down, only to create a yo-yo effect. After the birth of her second child, LaTanya’s weight had reached 210 lbs. She soon realized she wouldn’t be able to quickly bounce back to her normal weight and became depressed. She was desperate for a solution. LaTanya’s fitness journey began after being inspired by a friend who had lost 80 lbs. and was competing in figure shows.
Ms. Settles began her fitness regimen by walking 5 miles a day. As the weight began to melt off, she realized fitness is more than just losing weight. So, she began to do more. She wanted to transform her body to a sculpted, lean machine. As her passion for fitness grew, so did her desire to become a figure competitor. LaTanya has placed in the Top 5 in several National Physique Competitions, including a 1st Place ribbon. Her long term goal is to become an IFBB professional.
LaTanya’s passion led her to want to uplift, motivate and inspire other women to be fit. Her mission is to help others discover the best version of themselves on their journey to fitness.
LaTanya, an Ohio native, lives in Columbus with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys motivating others–especially women–to live a fit and healthy lifestyle.
For more information on LaTanya’s personal training or fitness classes, call 614-419-0067.