10 Questions With Sanctuary Member Daniella Bacci
1) How did you hear about Sanctuary Fitness?
My husband and I were talking about starting HIIT workouts. I just googled “HIIT DTLA” and Sanctuary Fitness came up in the search, the following week we joined.
2) Where or what did you do for fitness prior to joining Sanctuary?
I was a member of Orange Theory Fitness in Pasadena.
3) What was your first class experience with us like?
I had no idea what to expect, but Brandon was my first Instructor/class experience and I was hooked from then on in (oh and super sore for the first week!)
4) Why did you join our Sanctuary family?
It’s funny, when Sanctuary came up in google search and I looked at the website, I got a vibe that this was a great place and I would find my tribe here. And I did.
5) In your words, what makes Sanctuary Fitness special?
The wonderful sense of community. Everyone knows your name, and everyone is genuinely happy to be there, all the instructors are awesome and so approachable. It truly is a Sanctuary of self care. The classes are challenging and it feels like we are all working toward the same goal, which I haven’t felt before, in other workout classes.
6) Have you learned anything about yourself since joining Sanctuary?
Yes, Burpees don’t get any easier for me hahaha!
7) What is your favorite thing to eat after class?
I am a part of the 5:30am crew during the week, so it’s breakfast which consists of oatmeal with pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts and maple syrup washed down with a cup of jasmine green tea.
8) What is the last good book you read?
2 books together:
“Can’t hurt” by David Goggins. This book is a game changer. Anyone who is serious on changing their life or reaching their full potential needs to read this cover to cover. An incredible story and Goggins takes no prisoners. After reading the book, if I find myself in a quandary about something, I always ask myself “what would Goggins do?” It’s a must read.
“The Greenprint” by Marco Borges. This book is all about plant based eating, feeling great and contributing to a better world. Marco goes into the Greenprint 22 laws which help you day to day to feed your mind body and soul. This is a wonderful introduction to plant-based eating, if you want to start slow or go all in then there is something for everyone.
9) Tell us something about you that not many people know.
At the beginning of the year, I decided everything I would do, be or attempt would incorporate focus, structure and discipline. In February, I signed up to take part in Tough Mudder. I did it, as I knew it would take me out of my comfort zone and push me. I decided I was going to go all in with my training. I stopped drinking alcohol, went plant-based with my diet and became very disciplined about working out and running. 8 weeks on, 20 pounds lighter and Tough Mudder behind me, I now see the world with new perspective. My life has completely changed in so many ways. (Also, secretly, I would like to take part in an Ultra marathon which is about 50-100 miles — crazy talk I know.)
10) What would you say to someone new to Sanctuary?
Congratulations on investing in yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. You are now a member of a very supportive community committed to you making you be the best version of yourself.