Hi guys! It’s me, Cailyn, or as literally everyone who knows me calls me, Cail. Born and raised in Lafayette, LA but a current resident of Houston, TX, I am 26 year old personal trainer, Orangetheory fitness coach, CycleBar instructor, and obsessor of all things related to health and wellness. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved to eat healthy and exercise. Seriously though, I went through a phase where I decided I hated chocolate just because it was unhealthy. WHUT… I wish I was going through that phase now lol, but hey, everything in moderation, people.
Being in the fitness industry, my life revolves around exercise, and I love every second of it. If I’m not coaching or spinning, I’m staying after my teaching shift to take a class or hitting the gym in my apartment. I crave movement! And with the love of movement, comes the love of food – health food, that is.
I learned how to cook by growing up watching the Food Network every day after school. Giada, Ina, and Rachael were my idols y’all! My mom always used to say to me “Cail, you watch all of these cooking shows… but when are you actually going to cook something for us?” Once I moved out of my house in college, it was time to fend for myself so I applied the fun tricks I learned from my gals on the Food Network to my kitchen and taught myself how to cook.
I absolutely love putting together different foods to create magic. Cooking is a creative art, and science even, that should make you so happy and proud, all at the same time, when you sit down to eat what you’ve created.
In the past few years of my life, I’ve really cleaned up my diet. Why? Because I started to notice my body changing. I began struggling with severe bloating, mood swings, and lack of energy when exerting myself. I started to practice intuitive eating and it’s been a game changer. Our bodies are so incredibly powerful and will let us know how it’s feeling, if we listen to it. Watching what I eat, avoiding the ingestion of harmful ingredients, and consuming clean, wholesome ingredients has changed my relationship with food and how I view food for the better.
I’ve taken my love of eating healthy and exercise and transferred it to my creative space that I call Pump&Crunch. (“Pump” for fitness and “Crunch” for food… cute, huh?) On my site, you’ll find healthy, easily accessible, and affordable recipes that are “healthified” versions of your favorite comfort food meals. You’ll also find fitness tid bits, workouts, and positive tips on ways to adapt or maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle. This is a safe space, a place where anyone and everyone is welcome, wherever you are on your journey; and I am here to help you! I’m so so happy you’re visiting, and hope you stay a while.
Yours In Health,