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Fitness Career Spotlight: Teigh McDonough Gilson, Yoga Booty Goddess

Meet Teigh McDonough, happily dancing her way into fitness success.

What attracted you to the field of fitness and exercise?
I have always loved dance, yoga and fitness and it has always been a part of my life. I also LOVE teaching and have continued to do so for over 20 years!

Your Job Title?
Founder/Owner of SWERVE.


Company you are with now?
SWERVE/Goddess In Training

What is a typical (or not so typical) day-in-the-work-life for you?
Have a private training session with someone, teach a Yoga Booty Ballet class. Work on marketing for SWERVE, go to the park with my kids!

How did you get your current job in fitness and exercise?
Through a lot of sweat, hard work and a credit card to start the business.

What skills were you born with and what skills have you learned along the way?
I have always been an athlete but through practice and study I have learned specific areas I like to teach; yoga, dance, meditation.

What advice do you have for others wanting to be just as successful and fulfilled as you?
Take risks, work hard and enjoy what you are doing!

If you could be paid for your job with something other than a paycheck, what would it be?
A great meal and a massage!

Sarah Koszyk is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach at Eating Free, an online adult weight management program. She also provides in-person nutrition coaching at a private practice, MV Nutrition, in San Francisco, CA, where she specializes in sports nutrition and adult and pediatric weight management. You can follow her on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn.

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