Let me introduce you to the girl above the border who, without Instagram, I wouldn't know!
STEF: (not Steph, or Steff)
I am not exactly sure when I found Stef or when she found me but I know it was because of BBG and I know our friendship went to a whole new level when we became snapchat friends! The first time we met was December of 2015 when Kayla surprised everyone at the NYC Meetup. Stef and I quickly bonded over Harry Potter, teaching, our love for sour patch kids and sarcastic jokes. One of my favorite things about Stef is that our friendship quickly left the fitness world and we started to get to know about each others lives!
I have always been astonished by Stef’s progress. She has worked so hard to get to where she is AND she made all those changes while she was in college (well, University as the Canadians call it). I think most of us know how hard it is to live a healthy lifestyle throughout the college years. Stef has always been herself and very open about sharing her story. I think so many people relate to her because of her honesty and ability to share her highs and lows. She is now what they call a Supply Teacher, which in the US we would call a substitute, however it is much MORE that that there. It is super competitive to get on the list, especially your first year out of Uni – but guess what? Stef did!! So right now she is teaching, starting new fitness goals and being cold up in Canada. I am so so lucky to have met Stef and had the chance to actually be together IN PERSON 4 separate times, which IG friends know it is rare. Never in a million years did I think one of my closest friends would actually live in another country than me…okay she is probably closer than someone in California, but still!! Stef is committed to always bettering herself and might I add she has some killer quads!
Women Crush Weekly Roundup:
Name: Stef Jak
Based: Ontario, Canada
Workouts: Kayla Itsines BBG (current), Weightlifting with her athlete brother
Known for: embracing the imperfect, selifes in her very blue gym bathroom, forever being willing to help or listen, always getting her LISS in, spelling things weird ways (or just like Canadians do) and her dramatic BBG transformation
What You'll Find on her page: HONESTY - Stef never shies away from sharing how she is feeling, good or bad, funny memes, colorful mirrored pics, encouraging words, evidence that she is not only trying to better herself but helping people along the way to finding happiness in their bodies!