Valley based fitness pro Brianna Traynor has some serious social media game. The girl behind @BSkyFitness, currently boasting more than 73k followers, took away two titles in Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2016 contest including Best Fitness Instagram and Most #WCW-Worthy Instagram. With chops like that its no wonder we choose the buff beauty as one of four Best Of social media mavens to grace Arizona Foothills Magazine April Best of Our Valley cover.
The Best of Our Valley cover shoot took place on Sunday March 20 at beautiful Desert Mountain with styling by Diane Aiello. We were lucky to have Brianna, also a YouTube guru, vlog the experience and post to her channel. Check out the video below for a special BTS and a sneak peek as to who our other cover models are!
Traynor started her online personal training business almost two years ago and works with women all over the world helping them achieve their health, fitness, and confidence goals. Her philosophy is all about balance, but also working hard. She also offers personal training here in the valley at Best of Our Valley winning fitness studio, Mint Body in Arcadia. We got the scoop on Brianna’s wins, cover shoot, and some her personal faves.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
B: It honestly means a lot to me because the categories I won pertained to my Instagram. My Instagram honestly changed my life and has led me to places I never even imagined. It’s because of my amazing supporters that I found the passion for personal training. I was able to build a business through social media, and that is an amazing thing.
AFM: How did you get your votes?
B: I used YouTube and Instagram to let my amazing followers/subscribers of my nominations, and they did the rest! I can’t thank them enough.
AFM: What was your favorite part of the Best of Our Valley cover shoot?
B: I loved being able to shoot with such amazing women. It’s so important to me that women are supportive and empowering of each other. We all won different categories, which makes us each unique in our own way. It was great to chat about our ventures and lives, and also get in quite a bit of laughter too!
AFM: What excited you most about the shoot? Was there anything that made you nervous?
B: I was most excited just to be a part of it, but also so nervous because I’ve never been on a cover of anything!
AFM: How did you prep for the shoot?
B: I relaxed a lot that weekend. I wanted to make sure I was well rested and able to soak it all in. The morning of, I used a moisturizing mask from Sephora because I figured we would be outside in the sun.
Favorite thing about Arizona?
I truly love the weather here in Arizona. I know the summers can be brutal, but the rest of the year is perfect. During those times, I love opening up my windows and letting the fresh air in!
Favorite Valley restaurant?
I’m obsessed with Diego Pops. Their Brussell Sprout nachos are so good!
Favorite Valley hangout?
I love O.H.S.O Brewery! My husband and our friends and families go there quite often. It’s a really chill atmosphere with good beer and is dog friendly. Nothing beats that!
Favorite Arizona adventure or experience?
I really enjoy hiking up north. There are so many amazing spots to escape the heat and see some amazing scenery. Plus, you get a good workout
Favorite Arizona escape?
Sedona! It’s stunning up there.
Favorite local social media accounts?
For hair: @thetarahair
For makeup: @snmakeupartist
For clothes: @freepeoplearizona
Favorite fitness accounts on social media?
I have quite a few, but my top three are: @amandabuccifit, @buffbunny, @live_fit_apparel
Who gets your #WCW Insta account?
My good friend, Lauren of @WhatLolaLikes!
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