5 Fitness Favorites: Kim Dolan Leto

Kim Dolan Leto has graced many magazine covers

Kim Dolan Leto has graced many magazine covers

Can you believe Kim Dolan Leto is a middle-aged mom!?! This fit, fierce female – who’s also a wife, fitness competitor and model – proves that 40 really is the new 20!

Here’s the short version of Kim’s story: She decided to get fit and healthy in her early 30s after her father suffered a massive stroke, entered her first fitness competition without any background in dance or gymnastics, landed her first Oxygen magazine cover at age 35, took time off to be a mom, jumped back into competing at age 40 and took home first in routine in the Ms Fitness USA. In other words, Kim defies age and lives by her own set of rules. Here, the athlete, model, writer and Arizona gal shares all her local fit favorites.

“I’m not the type of girl that skips a meal, but I’ll always make it a healthy one!”

“I’m not the type of girl that skips a meal, but I’ll always make it a healthy one!”
photo credit: Eva Simon

Favorite time to workout…
Working, taking care of our daughter, and all the millions of details in a mom’s day make working out first thing in the morning the only way I can make sure to get it in. By the end of the day, there are too many reasons it won’t happen. I also rely on the energy I get from my morning training sessions; they are my happy pill!

Favorite fitness studio…
My favorite place to workout is StudioMixx. Shandi, Brooke and Jen are all amazing instructors that will give you an insane workout. I’m also a big fan of STS. Scott Keppel is the man to go to if you want to sculpt your body with muscle.

Favorite workout wear…
MPG is hands down my favorite workout gear. I love their rattlesnake tights, they make me feel a little feisty on those days I need a little extra energy kick. Isn’t it amazing how cute workout gear can make getting to the gym a lot easier?

"I rely on the energy I get from my morning training sessions; they are my happy pill!"

“I rely on the energy I get from my morning training sessions; they are my happy pill!”
photo credit: Paul Buceta

Favorite beauty product…
Living in Arizona most of my life, Retin-A is my skin’s best friend. There’s nothing like it for combating wrinkles, acne and achieving smooth texture. I’m also a faithful Niadyne user; it was created here in Arizona and greatly reduces hyperpigmentation.

Favorite healthy restaurant…
Here in Phoenix, we are blessed with a lot of organic, health-conscious restaurants. I’m not the type of girl that skips a meal, but I’ll always make it a healthy one! I love the Chicken Chopped Salad at True Food Kitchen, the Patagonia Salad at Grabba Green, the Kale Grilled Chicken Salad at Picazzo’s and the Urban Market Steak Salad at The Herb Box.

To learn more about Kim, follow her on Twitter and Facebook

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