1174328_10151794349110851_182136598_n{SS} What inspired you to start your company? {RF} Break the Weight started in 2012, after a close friend of mine came to me and asked if I would help her get healthy and lose weight.  She had over 150 pounds to lose. At the time, I had never helped anyone lose weight before. I wasn't in the best place of my life, so I knew that focusing on someone else would probably be beneficial.  It ended up turning into an experience that became much bigger than just weight.  We decided to take the journey public by blogging everyday for 290 days so others could relate and understand the true process of self change.  She lost 100 pounds and I started learning more and more about the process of weight loss, not just physically but also emotionally. Things took off from there. 

{SS} What do you love about your job? Challenges you face? {RF}I love watching my clients grow and change into the people they deserve to be. I'm constantly inspired by how hard working and determined they all are, even when they need that extra push.  It's challenging because you can't force someone to change or want to workout so at the end of the day, if they're only doing it for you, it ends up not working.  You have to not take people quitting on a personal level. unnamed{SS} In regards to your personal style, do you have a signature accessory? {RF} I wear this amazing top from Athleta, it's called the "Breathe Tee" and honestly, I probably shouldn't wear it as much as I do. Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 10.25.44 AM

{SS} A few items in your "Styleshack" A.K.A closet that you can't live without? 

{RF} I'm super into my Aspire Ankle pants from Athleta right now (can you tell I like it there?) Also, I got the most amazing sweatpants from Target.  They fit so nicely. I bought like 5 pairs.{SS} Who inspires your style?  Favorite Style Icon?{RF} Jennifer Aniston circa 1999, Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson and Kerri Russelmarch-1999-screen-actors-guild-awards-sized   Katehudsongypsy05dressreg_600.NicoleRichie.mh.022613   Keri-Russell

{SS} Style Archetype? {RF} Classic and Sporty Chic

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*pictured above are "sporty chic" items from Maceiosol Athletic Wear available on Styleshack. {www.styleshack.com/maceiosol}  

{SS} Favorite fashion or lifestyle blog? {RF} wellandgoodnyc.com is a good one. Businessinsider.com, and refinery29. 

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{SS} Favorite "local" boutiques? 

{RF} Love everything at Lucy Activewear

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{SS} Favorite fashion social media app or social media site?  Favorite App you use for YOUR imgresbusiness? {RF} Instagram & Facebook


Favorite Local Restaurant? {RF} Coney Island / Noble Fish

Words to Live by: {RF} "You're not always going to feel on track or motivated about everything you set out to do, but if you stay true to who you are and really believe in your goals, others will eventually too.  Things take time to unfold."