Hi, I’m Becky, the face behind The Bex Factor.
This blog began nearly a decade ago as an online journal, my little personal outlet. Writing was always a hobby of mine since I was a kid and with a tech-savvy mom, I took my writing from paper to the digital world early on. It’s evolved over the years from a place to share my random stories, to a place where I share my journey in healthy living and motherhood to highlighting my community and promoting my fitness classes.
I wasn’t always into fitness. In fact, I skipped gym class most days in high school. But shortly after college, I decided it was time to do something for myself and started working out. It started out with some community boot camp classes, then some dance and yoga, and then group fitness at a personal training gym, running, Crossfit, obstacle racing and whatever else I could get myself into. I’ve tried a little of everything and still enjoy trying new workouts. While these days as a single mom make it harder to keep up my fitness regimens of the past, I still enjoy a good sweat sesh.
When I began sharing my fitness journey on the blog, I would often get comments about how I should get certified to teach because I’d be an awesome fitness instructor. It was always something I wanted to do but was too afraid to take the first step. Until spring 2017, when I jumped at a Pound Fitness certification after falling in love with the workout a few months earlier. That fall, I began teaching casually around the city and have loved every minute of it. I not only get to rock out with my little posse, I get to help grow my own little community and watch people fall in love with a group fitness class just like I did so many years ago.
It’s not easy fitting classes into my schedule. I work full time and am a single mom to a goofy five-year-old, Liam. Parenting isn’t easy and my patience has really been tested these past five years, but damn is it worth it. Liam is a tiny gentleman who knows how to make you laugh. He’s strong-willed, stubborn and all boy but he’s not afraid to give out hugs, kisses and I love you’s. Every day I feel lucky that he chose me to be his mama and that I get a mini-adventure buddy for life. As he grows up, I share a little less of him and our daily life online but I’m always willing to share the realer side of life, especially with parenting.
I always wanted to make a difference somehow and I hope by teaching Pound and sharing my thoughts and adventures, of fitness, being a single mom and connecting my community, I’m able to do that somehow.
Peace, love and, Ripstix,