Oxygen

Future of fitness

Anna Laura Sommer

Philadelphia

Stats: 26 • “No idea how much I weigh!” • 5’10”

Gig: Lifestyle coach

Fit Family: “When I was 12 years old, my mom taught group fitness classes in the basement of a local church in our small town,” says Anna Laura Sommer of her introduction to fitness. Later, when Sommer was in high school, the two began lifting together. But two weeks into her freshman year of college, Sommer’s oldest brother was killed in Afghanistan. “I stopped working out for several years, turning to food for comfort. When I began grad school, I started to regularly work out as a way to cope with the stress of school life. I haven’t looked back since,” she says.

“I. Love. Weights. I love turning on

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Oxygen

Oxygen9 min lettiScience
Intuitive Training
The quip that failing to plan is planning to fail most certainly holds true with training, and if you continually go to the gym without a clue as to what you’re working and why, your results will likely never come. Yet at some point, lifters reach a
Oxygen2 min letti
Contributors
Photographer for “Functionally Fit … for the End of the World,” Page 44, “The Essential Six,” Page 52, and more During his years on the soccer field, Ian Spanier sustained broken ribs, countless sprained ankles, popped ligaments and a torn hamstring,
Oxygen3 min letti
The 12-minute Total-body Tabata
tabata. Just the mere mention of this four-minute workout can strike fear into the heart of the most formidable of athletes, and for good reason. “A Tabata is just as mental as it is physical,” says Vanessa Serio, NASM-CPT, ACSM, owner of The Top Str