Pull For Pride Athlete Sonja R. Herbert: "Educate Yourself FIRST."
Name: Sonja R. Herbert
Pull for Pride location: Brooklyn
Favorite song to listen to while training: Anything Cardi B or Prince. I also have a playlist called HELP that I can use for anything
Favorite post-training meal: No specific favorites, just a lot of food.
Instagram: @commandofitnesscollective @blackgirlpilates
How do you identify? Tell us a little about yourself:
Hmmm Identify ... well I am a badass, female, straight, Pilates instructor, Yoga and lifting lover, mom of two amazing adults. I originate from the Red/racist state of Texas and have lived in NYC for 19 years.
What does Pull for Pride mean to you and what's motivating you to participate?
When did you begin barbell training and what inspired you to start?
What do you find fulfilling about training?
What do you find challenging?
What message or advice do you have for folks who might want to start strength training but aren't sure how or where to begin?
Do you have any advice or encouragements for cisgender and straight allies who want to help make the gym a more welcoming space for trans and queer folks?
Do you have a strength role model(s) in your life (this could be strength training or strength in other ways)?
My strength role models are every Black woman who lifts!
As far as just every day, get my life.... my friends Briana, Emma, Aisha, Latrice, Rona... these ladies inspire me everyday.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I’ll be 50 this year and I’m equals parts fucking excited and scared! 😂