About the company:

Carey RouseĀ is Owner of Group4Fitness.

Group4Fitness offers individualized personal training, buddy training, bootcamps, diet/nutrition advice and guidance, and body composition assessments. We also offer corporate Wellness Programs. I’ve done competitive bike racing, soccer and triathlons and enjoy weight training. But my true passion is living life in the fittest way possible and inspiring others to do the same.

Why are you excited for 2012 Fittest Fitness Pro?

I’ve never done an all-around fitness competition and I love pushing myself. I’m also just a little bit competitive.

What is your strategy for staying fit with your demanding schedule?

It’s very simple, my 2 highest priorities in life are happiness and health. I will always have time to invest in my health, but there are times when I have to “make” time to get all the other things done.

What is your current favorite workout to do and why?

That’s a tough decision. It would either be a 65 mile group bicycle ride in the hills of west Austin or a heavy upper body day lifting in the gym.

Why is being a fit fitness pro important to you?

I get excited when I see people living the life that I want. And if I want to make the biggest impact on other’s lives in the world of fitness, it just makes sense that I do the same for them. You can’t just tell someone “be inspired”…you’ve got to demonstrate it with how you live your life each and every day.

What is your largest fitness accomplishment in the past year?

I just turned 40 and my biggest thrill is that I’ve been able stay consistent with my workouts and I’m in the best shape of my life. That is my goal each and every year. Age means nothing.

Give one piece of advice to others looking to get fit and healthy as a busy professional.

In order to make fitness a lifestyle and not a fad, you need to find a community of friends who believe in fitness and live it everyday. Everyone needs a fitness support system.

What is your favorite healthy meal?

Would you believe low fat mac and cheese and tuna?

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