Meg White

WHY? Meg has built a successful fitness business truly dedicated to the well-being of her Sacramento community. She offers a free monthly community bootcamp class, organizes the annual Sweatin’ for McKinley – Free Health Fair and just recently expanded her business into a second location. In addition to running her growing business and leading fitness classes, she writes articles for Health & Fitness Magazine and recently won the East Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.

BETCHA’ DIDN’T KNOW:

–3 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE SACRAMENTO? Breath-taking scenery.

–FAVE LOCAL CAUSE? Just one? WIND youth services does something very necessary for our community by reaching out to homeless youth … My Sisters House continues to provide services for battered women, as well as speaking out again sex slavery … Loaves and Fishes has done a great job getting food to those in need … and all of the different McKinley Park foundations do a lot to bring our community together.

–WHICH SACRAMENTO WOMAN INSPIRES YOU? Brenna Meko owns Salon Cuvee and has always been a business mentor of mine. She’s been in business for herself for 15 years, and always is on the move.

–WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN SACRAMENTO IN 5 YEARS? I would love to see streets only for bikers only- and a strong program encouraging more people to bike to/from daily activities, a solution to the increased numbers of homeless, and a decreased in the amount of crime.

–FAVORITE SACRAMENTO “GUILTY PLEASURE”? Food at Sellands and drinks at Shady Lady.

–IF I WASN’T IN MY CURRENT CAREER… I’d be a pastry chef because I love to bake (And irony), and it seems like it would be very fun/rewarding.

–LADY MENTOR GROWING UP? My mother – nothing ever seemed to be impossible – just challenges that needed to be overcome. And Maya Angelou’s poetry always spoke to me.

–BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED? Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

–ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO A SACRAMENTO WOMAN IN HER 20’S? Plan, make to-do lists, and never say/write anything you wouldn’t want front page.

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