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Meet BreFit Wiley: The Fitness Influencer You NEED to Keep an Eye on!

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BreAnna "BreFit" Wiley is taking the fitness world by storm. The 26-year-old personal trainer and fitness influencer has both bold ambitions and admirable achievements! BreAnna grew up in West Memphis, Arkansas as the only girl in a family with five brothers, whom she credits her competitive nature to. BreAnna applied this competitive spirit to sports and has been an athlete all her life. After high school, BreAnna went on to play Division 1 Women's Basketball at Southern University New Orleans, where she even won the 2014-2015 women's basketball championship. Wow! She didn't stop there, though. The marathon continued as BreAnna later graduated from Arkansas State University with her Master's of Science in Sports Administration. To top it all off, the fit beauty also has plans to attain her Ph.D. in Public Health.

BreAnna's ultimate goal is to one day open a health and wellness center while continuing to inspire and raise awareness about health and fitness to women, men, and youth all around the world. How inspiring! To learn more about BreAnna, her journey, and her plans for the future, keep reading below for an exclusive interview!  
 
 

 
 

  1. Your website mentions that you were a D1 athlete. How amazing! How did being an athlete shape your high school and collegiate experience?

    Being an athlete has literally shaped my whole life. Everything I do is based around health, sports and fitness. It shaped me by teaching me discipline, sportsmanship, hard work, work ethic, respect and more. Those are all key factors to success in life. Because of sports, I was able to complete college, learn and excel in life.

  2. Aside from school sports teams, did you have any other health and fitness influences growing up?

    I ran track and also played AAU and in a women's summer league where I met professional athletes, which was really fun and inspired me to work harder, do more, and continue on into college.
  3. Who are some of your biggest inspirations in the health and fitness industry now?

    My biggest inspirations are Qui2Health, Kristline and myself (from were I started). I love that they keep it raw, are natural and are authentic and transparent with their clients. They kill their workouts and show their own personal growth. That's very important in today's time with all of the "bad" info giving and quick fixes shown to women starting their journey. 4 years ago I had no clue I would be in this position. I went from working a normal job to being a full time entrepreneur and trainer and although it's hard work and has it's ups and downs, it's simply amazing. I remember hosting classes with 5-10 people (mainly friends and family) to now hosting classes with 40+.

 
 

 
 

  1. We all have days where sometimes we wake up and just aren't feeling it. On these days, what do you use for motivation? 

    I listen to a few podcasts (I love Gary Vee) and I look at my goal list. Some days I'll sit in the sauna and meditate. At the end of the day, my Motto is always NO DAYS OFF. This simply means get over it and get to it.

  2. Right now, our society seems to lean towards things like trendy fast diets or plastic surgery to achieve the look that they want. How do you think this has affected the fitness community, and how we can bring back fitness to a society that is so keen on quicker solutions?

    I feel that this has a 50/50 affect on the fitness community. Believe it or not, many women who pose to be all natural, have still had work done. However, the RAW & Natural women haven't backed down and are coming full force to prove that hard work is how you truly accomplish your goal mentally and physically.  Women are posting more tips, videos etc that are engaging women who truly want and need help on their journey. I also feel the community is becoming more knowledgeable and sharing it to those who want to know the real.

  3. Do you think that the rise in plastic surgery can affect the average woman's body image and how she views herself?

    Yes. Unfortunately  with the wave of surgery and social media trainers, I feel many women are influenced to get a "quick fix." I try my best to spread knowledge and be motivating to women about loving yourself, working for your goals, and how amazing it will be to know you worked for it and didn't take the easy way out... I also try to let them know the harm of surgery in a positive manner.

  4. We can tell that your brand has definitely taken off and become extremely successful! With so many great achievements already under your belt, how do you see your brand expanding in the next 5 or 10 years?

    I see myself hosting bigger classes with some of the TOP FITNESS INFLUENCERS. I see myself opening my own facility and inspiring and transforming many women. I see myself speaking publicly and bringing more awareness on the importance of health and wellness. Hopefully one day I am able to go on a tour. That has always been a dream.

  5. What advice do you have for anyone who is just beginning their fitness journey?  

    I would say start with small goals and daily deposits. Don't compare your image/body to others. Stay consistent and trust the process. Find a regimen that works for you and stick to it. Eat better (nutrition is key).

 
 

 
 

  1. Do you have any upcoming events or endeavors that you would like our readers to be on the look out for?

    I recently launched BREFITAPPAREL™️ women's activewear and lifestyle apparel, along with accessories so it would always be great for my fellow women to shop & support.

  2. How can our readers stay connected with you?

    Readers can add me on instagram (@BREFITWILEY & @GETFITWITREFITESS) as well as subscribe to BREFITWILEYOFFICIAL.COM

  3. Last but not least, what does PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT mean to you?

    PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT to me means that every woman is beautiful (pretty) and every woman has the power to be beautiful while also sweating and taking care of their health (whether its lifting, running, yoga, dancing etc... we all sweat). The term also brings a sense of empowerment to all women and makes it fun for us to work hard and sweat. 
     
     

 
 

Isn't she awesome?! Don't forget to connect with BreAnna on all social platforms and leave a comment below telling us what you think of this interview! 

Olivia Marjorae is a rising sophomore at the illustrious Clark Atlanta University, studying Political Science with aspirations of becoming an Attorney. Olivia has a passion for journalism and creative writing, reading, and poetry. Olivia is currently a member of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT CAU, and seeks to promote sisterhood and empowerment amongst other young women in all that she does.