KAYLA PELE

 

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Favorite Food:This one is tough. I crave all different things depending on my mood. But my top 2 would have to be crab cakes and french fries lol.

Favorite Athlete or Fitness Inspiration:Taylor Chamberlain is one of my fitness inspirations. I found her Instagram and YouTube when I first started my fitness journey. She’s so open and real when sharing her own journey. And she works so hard to achieve her fitness and business goals. She always inspires me to keep going after what I want!

Other Hobbies: I love to cook and do anything outdoors- hiking, swimming, camping. And I also love to travel, experience different cultures and meet new people.

What’s your go-to pump up song at the gym?Right now it would have to be SICKO MODE by Travis Scott.

What are three interesting facts about you? 1) I’m part Chinese and Hawaiian 2) I have 3 Siberian huskies 3) I played basketball growing up through high school and I still have 2 metal rods in my leg from when I broke it in a game.

Best advice you have received? Some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten is to just believe in myself. It may sound cliche, but I used to always doubt myself. I’d compare myself to others, find all my faults and think “why would they choose me?” So when I shifted my thinking to “why would they NOT choose me?” I stopped comparing myself to other people and started focusing more on me and the unique qualities that make me great. I started telling myself repeatedly that my hard work would pay off and I would succeed!

What is your greatest achievement and how has it shaped you?One of my greatest achievements is when I competed in my first bikini competition. And it’s because it was the first time I really put myself out there and did something I wasn’t entirely comfortable with. I didn’t have a coach and I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into lol. But I worked so hard to prep for that show on my own and ended up qualifying for nationals. It was such a fun experience and I learned so much about what I was capable of both physically and mentally during that prep. The whole experience taught me to step outside my comfort zone and try new things because that’s the only way to grow!