We are honored to share this week’s Fly Feature, Hillary Kline. She has been with our crew since the Fly Feet Challenge and we are so proud to call her one of our ambassadors. Read more about her background, and what she loves most about Fly Feet.
1. Talk us through, were you scared to try your FIRST class? How did you feel and how did it go?
When I was thinking about taking part in the 28 Day Challenge, I felt extremely nervous. 28 days? Could I do it? I chatted with a few other people who have taken Fly Feet classes before and then finally decided to just GO. FOR. IT. It was a Saturday morning class – Amy and Laura were my instructors. I remember Laura coming up to me, asking if I had any injuries, how the class format would go, and then told me she was so happy I was there. I felt as though my first class went super fast and let me tell you, there was plenty of SWEAT! I remember feeling completely proud of myself when I finished class.
2. What are you most proud of so far in your Fly Feet journey?
I will admit, I was not naturally a runner. In fact, I was the kid growing up that dreaded doing the mile testing. I knew that there was a reason that Fly Feet came into my life. If anything, I am proud of myself for showing up for myself, for getting out of my comfort zone, and doing something that is challenging.
3. You obviously loved it enough to continue! What has been the best part about taking part in Fly Feet Running so far?
The best part about taking part in Fly Feet Running is learning to embrace things that might seem hard or challenging. Whenever I am running, I feel free and really proud of myself. I might not be the fastest runner in class and I might need to modify certain movements, but I am proud of myself for showing up and doing my absolute best.
5. What would you tell people who are nervous to try their first class?
I firmly believe that all great things happen outside of your comfort zone. I feel as though the best thing to do is to push yourself and push your limits. We can make excuses for ourselves, or we can motivate ourselves to try something new. Please come and try a class out with me! I know that you won’t regret it.
6. Squats or burpees?
This is an easy question – squats for life!
7. We hear that you are a red carpet host and emcee. Tell us, who has been your favorite interview and why?
I have had the honor covering many red carpets over the years, and every single person I chat with has a story to tell. When the Super Bowl came to town, I had the honor of covering quite a few events throughout the Twin Cities. One of those events was an event where Kevin Hart was walking the red carpet. He was hilarious!
8. You’re also a beauty expert on lifestyle TV shows. What is the one product you cannot live without?
This is such a tough question to answer because I am such a product junkie and I’m always trying different things, whether that is skincare or makeup. I will say that you’ll find dozens of face masks at my place, - I cannot live without them! I am all about that self-care life. Some of my favorite masks have been purchased during a trip to Koreatown in NYC – I will stock up in bulk. Lately, I am really loving any hydrating mask by Dr. Jart.
9. What’s something weird that you recommend everyone tries at least once?
I would not call this “weird” per se, but I would highly recommend taking a solo trip during your lifetime. For my 30th birthday, I took a solo trip to Greece and it was by far the most exciting and freeing experience I have ever had. It was an amazing trip to plan – I miss the sights, the food and culture the people. There is something so magical about being with yourself and enjoying your own company. I would totally go back in a heartbeat. That aside, if you want to try something weird, put peanut butter on your eggs – it’s shockingly delicious.
10. What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
If I were invisible for a day, I would definitely sneak my way onto a plane and take a trip to Ireland or Australia. My bucket list is huge and the travel itch is REAL.
11. If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would they be and why?
Hands down, Oprah Winfrey. I have looked up to her for as long as I can remember.. Everything she does is simply inspiring. Everything she touches turns to gold, plus, her interviewing style is something I have always admired. Fun story: I was at a college graduation in Milwaukee last winter and Oprah was there with her man friend, Stedman (she had family graduating). Let’s just say I went into full fan-girl mode but obviously couldn’t get close enough to meet her. Can you tell I am a big fan?
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