We had the good fortune of connecting with Sierra Carter and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sierra, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
I define success in my career in a couple ways. First, being happy and fulfilled in the work I do on a daily basis. Next, in having time for both work and personal life and enjoying both. Finally, having the comfort and stability that I desire in life both financially and with time freedom.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m a personal trainer and content creator. My story has not been easy and it has been a LOT of ups and downs. I had a very established private training practice before the pandemic doing both in person and online private training. Then the pandemic hit and my buisness crumbled. The studio I was training out of actually lost its lease and it’s owner left Miami for good. Then I bounced around a bit and now I’m finding myself starting from scratch again in coral gables at LifeTime health & fitness. But even though I’m in a rough spot financially right now, I know that I have a grander vision and that I will come out of this a better trainer AND better entrepreneur. So that’s what I think all of you should know – that even in the darkest moments there is light at the end of the road if you just lift your head high enough to see it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I actually have a secondary account and travel blog for this reason! We love to explore the city and check out the newest bars and restaurants. Some of our favorite places to eat: Byblos, Joia Beach, Chi, Baires Grill, Calle 23, Pubbelly, El Tucán, Bakan, and so many more! For drinks: 8 Street Brickell, Rosa Sky, Sugar Tea Room, Esme & Tropezón, Broken Shaker, and Swizzle to name a few.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Luis Perez from the Louis collection is my boyfriend and an amazing Miami photographer. He deserves credit because, no matter how down on myself I get, he always pushes me to keep going and take the next step in my buisness.
One of my first jobs in fitness was at UF and I credit a lot of what I know to my professors and coworkers there at Southwest Rec.
My mom and siblings because no matter what career path I chose, I knew they’d always support me.
And finally, my dad because he is a coach and always helped me stay fit and learn a lot about health and fitness.
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