I am a 34 year old fitness lover, wife and mother of 3!
I am married to my best friend, Shawn Hanquist and together we have 2 boys and a baby girl. After graduating from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, I became a full time insurance agent with Farmers Insurance, where own my insurance agency in Grand Island, Ne.
Throughout my stages of life, I’ve enjoyed many different types of fitness. In high school, I ran track and played golf, but was always more known for my singing. In college I stayed active and started learning how to lift weights. After college, I began running more competitively and dabbled with weight lifting.
With my first two pregnancies, I gained a ton of weight in a short period of time, causing me to feel like I would never be able to get my pre-baby body back. I worked hard and lost the weight, but did it mostly by not eating enough and doing a ton of cardio. When I was pregnant with my 3rd baby, my baby girl, I decided I would not let that happen again. I began educating myself about proper nutrition and fitness. In fact, I was 6 months pregnant with my baby girl when I decided I wanted to become an NPC Bikini competitor. So, 8 weeks postpartum I began prepping for my first competition, 9 months later I competed and placed 2nd in novice and 3rd in open. When my daughter turned 1, I competed again, but this time with my husband and we both did well.
Fitness is our hobby and together we make it a part of our lives and our kids’ lives. My passion for fitness has driven me to develop a side hustle, I am trainer certified with ISSA and as a side gig, I coach women to achieve their personal fitness goals in a healthy way. I hope to inspire and educate women that it’s never too late and with proper tools, they can always get their fit bodies back.