Happy International Women's Day!

Today, we’re celebrating all of our BOSS LADIES!

 

Whether you’re dropping your kids off at camp, jumping into STUDIO classes, or working toward a personal record in weight lifting, we consider all of our HCI ladies to be BOSSES!

For a little dose of inspiration, check out a few of these amazing women who work and, or workout at Hill Country Indoor! They share a little insight into their lives, fitness goals and give some advice.

First Up: Olivia Cabrera | Member

I am a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and work full time as the Controller for the YMCA of Austin. My Husband, Andres and I have been married for 11 years, we have 3 kids, 2 boys — ages 5 and 7 — and a 9 year old girl.  

How do you balance work and family with working out?

It is honestly very hard to balance it all! I set my workout schedule every week and do my best to stick to it. Thanks to a husband that enjoys fitness, we work together to find the perfect balance of schedules.  
 

Exercise you’re currently the boss of?

My favorite workout is my personal training sessions with my bestie Jenna that we take with Brandon Gonzalez two times per week at HCI.

What’s your workout goal?

I would say heavy barbell squats is my preferred lift, I love to work my quads and gluteus. My goal is to increase the weight I can squat each time. 

Any advice or tips for aspiring boss ladies?

You have to make yourself a priority! When you set goals and find the right gym/workouts (HCI), you will see results! Working out is a priority and a passion of mine! 

Brooke Yost | Event Supervisor + Basketball League Coordinator

I was born in the Dallas/Fort Wort area and became very active in sports beginning at age 4. I tried every sport from dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, golf, softball, volleyball, basketball and soccer. I moved to Arizona in the 7th grade and continued to play volleyball and basketball and run track and cross country. During my junior year of high school, we won the first ever basketball state championship for my school! I continued on at Grand Canyon University where I played all the intramural sports and won 2 national intramural championships for basketball. I got my Bachelor’s degree in sports management and moved to Austin. 

How do you balance work and family with working out?

Playing sports has always been my way of staying fit and I’m very fortunate to work at a facility where I’m able to schedule in time where I can continue my passion of playing sports.  

Exercise you’re currently the boss of?

I’ve always felt pretty confident in my running ability despite have asthma as a child. I’m still able to maintain my endurance and keep up with my sister who is a college soccer player. 

Exercise that's the boss of you?

Any exercise that requires me to use my flexibility is the boss of me. I’m constantly working on my flexibility as it’s always been an area so difficult to improve. 

Any advice or tips for aspiring boss ladies?

Be confident, be yourself and know that you can do anything you put your mind to.  

Meagan Sauer | Personal Trainer

I was born and raised around the Waco area, attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX for undergrad and grad school studying Exercise Physiology. When I wasn’t studying I was likely playing collegiate soccer, training for marathons or assisting with sport performance research. I’ve been an athlete since day one so being able to turn that into a career has been a blessing. Not to mention, an amazing opportunity to help others find their strength and confidence while teaching lifelong healthy habits.  

How do you balance work and family with working out?

Work hours can be long and stressful at times, as with any job, but I try my best to not let it consume my own well-being. I always joke that running is the only thing that keeps me sane. But I’ve also found strength training to be the best injury prevention while also boosting confidence. And somewhere in the mix there’s climbing, mountain biking, paddle boarding, swimming, and other outdoorsy activities just for my own happiness and general wellness.  

Exercise you’re currently the boss of?

Trail running.  

Exercise that's the boss of you?

My current training goals are to improve my running times and stay injury free. I’m definitely an endurance/distance runner by nature so going faster is not something I really enjoy training for. That being said, it is fun to feel fast and powerful as an athlete! I’m also not the most mobile/flexible person in the world so any kind of mobility work or yoga is always a butt kicker for me.  

Any advice or tips for aspiring boss ladies?

Drop the excuses. Get over yourself. It can sound harsh, but when you really dig down to the root of everything, your own thoughts and actions are usually the only thing sabotaging your goals. The rest of the resources are there, you just have to convince yourself it’s going to happen. Then make it happen. 
 

Tyler Albarado | Volleyball Director

I am a native Austinite. My partner Edwin and I spend the majority of our free time trying to find the best restaurants and breweries in Austin. I am the Director of Volleyball at Hill Country Indoor. I oversee all programing for the volleyball department and spend 97% of my time coaching youth athletes and dreaming up ways to holistically make them the best version of themselves. 

How do you balance work and family with working out?

I dedicate one hour every week day to myself to sweat! Additionally, whenever I have the opportunity, I try really hard to get involved actively in a volleyball practice. Hopping into a game of volleyball with my athletes helps to stay active and also bridge a relationship gap with my players. 

Exercise you’re currently the boss of?

Spin classes are currently the love and death of my life 

Exercise that's the boss of you?

I workout so that I can emotionally and physically feel confident that I am working to be my best self. My goal is to stay consistent and steadfast on providing myself time to workout. 

Any advice or tips for aspiring boss ladies?

Spend the majority of your time working to exceed people’s expectations and then you will find your success sky rocket. Remember that any feelings of failure, anxiety, stress or self-doubt should be temporary and not cloud your judgement for long periods of time.  

We hope that these ladies have inspired you to continue taking charge of your life and your workouts! Stay tuned for features on our basketball coaches and a March Madness Workout + Playlist.

Happy International Women’s Day!