Good morning! We’ve made it through another week and a really long hot month! That means it’s time for July’s Fit Friday! This time I am introducing you to my lovely and wonderful friend Amanda McArthur, and yes, she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She epitomizes the delicate balance of fitness, health and style. Seriously, I find myself thinking somedays when I am getting ready in the morning, “would Amanda wear this?” She is always in tune with the newest fitness classes and is someone that can make taking a walk or jog in the Texas summer heat as enjoyable as a snocone. Ok maybe thats a stretch, but you know what I mean!
You started your career off in New York City and were really successful, what brought back home to Austin?
A lot of personal reasons came into play, but I was getting really burned out and was ready for a change in my lifestyle. I was drawn to Austin’s weather and outdoorsy activities like the trail and paddleboarding and loved the healthy lifestyle of people here — which was becoming more and more important to me in New York. It was time to embrace a better work-life balance.
You’ve always had great style, how did you find a career path that allowed you to do what you love?
Fashion excites me and I’m a notorious shopper. Starting out my career, I’d fantasize of working a high-power fashion job, but in truth was turned off by the snobbery, so never pursued it very hard. That mentality doesn’t jive with my personality.
What is it like working for a lifestyle brand?
What are some of your favorite eateries around Austin?
You’re a fit gal and a lady about town, how do you balance the two?
One of Amanda’s favorite weekend activities are the OV Joggers Club! Check in with @OVAustin for updates on the next get together! Outdoor Voices in Austin is always hosting lots of fun, active classes on their lawn and they usually have some great food from their neighbors too. I love that Outdoor Voices nourishes the soul and the body! Thanks Amanda!