This bikini competitor and fitness coach is helping change the way women think about training.
Breanna Cortez has a simple message to her thousands of social media followers who look to her for advice: just don’t quit. “It’s okay to get unmotivated, it’s okay to feel discouraged sometimes, it’s okay to want results faster when patience is running thin,” she said in a recent Instagram post (@breannahcortez). “But it’s not okay to give up no matter what you are feeling.”
This mentality has taken Cortez all the way from a teenager doing only cardio machines in the gym (before her brother introduced her to weights) to a hard-training professional bikini competitor and one of the most inspiring female fitness role models online.
Cortez’s work ethic and positive messaging embody everything the JYM brand is about. Below, she talks about her fitness journey and how she’s helping others start journeys of their own.