Day 6 of #Reset2016 is Peace. What is peace to you? What gives you peace?
My peace is from trusting God, and a lot of times this ties back into nature. I went early in the morning for a 5 mile hike and it was so serene. Love how symbolic this picture turned out. Look at the light source and look at the way the power pole looks like a cross… ❤️🙌 Tag @coachpsays and me with something that symbolize peace for you. 😊
Hey healthy bunnies! I’m so excited to be bringing back fitness highlights to my blog. I’m even more excited to introduce you to Zakiya, one of the most versitile and multi-talented women I’ve ever met. I hope you enjoy getting to know her and can take advantage of her services!
Zakiya, tell me about yourself.
I’m Zakiya Alta Lee and I’m a southern belle. I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. I graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University. I lived in Atlanta and performed with the Hawks, and then came on over to the west side (California)!
What do you do?
I dance/choreograph, act–when time permits, create and executive produce television content, and I’m an entrepreneur. My business Z Art of Tease (ZArtofTease.com) is geared towards married and engaged women teaching them customized tease performances for them to do for their husbands. Z Pro Prep (ZProPrep.com) is a NBA/NFL style prep clinic that whips ladies into shape in order to get them ready for their favorite Pro team’s tryouts.(I also work in the la county public school system doing live shows for kids on protecting our environment, and do public speaking mainly to uplift women…but this is extra stuff lol)
What and when is your next upcoming venture?
March 2nd-April 10th in Atlanta, GA and I’ll be hosting a Z Pro Prep clinic!
Why are you so passionate about this? What fuels you?
Last year I was given the opportunity to be hired on as the guest choreographer/judge for the NBA Atl Hawks Dance/Cheer auditions. This was an amazing opportunity because I got to see EXACTLY what Pro teams are looking for! Not just dance and picking up choreography….but there is a certain way a Pro cheerleader/dancer carries herself. From her look, to her style, to her appearance, to even the way she speaks. ALL of these things are important! The Pros are looking for the total package! I’m tired of seeing girls audition year after year only to still not make the team, and then come back again the next year to endure that heartbreak all over again. Myself, along with some other very talented former NBA and NFL ladies are doing all that we can to give these ladies a real shot at achieving their dreams of going pro!!! God put me here to uplift women…one of the ways I do that is through Z Pro Prep!
What’s next for you?
I’m currently finishing up some choreography for a musical in LA “Einstein Is a Dummy” directed by Derek Manson, so I’m looking forward to that process. I’m also looking for opportunities to expand Z Pro Prep. Wherever there is a demand for ladies who want to go pro, I’m there! As my grandma Ezelle says, “I don’t know where God is taking me, but I’m enjoying the ride!!”
How can my readers get a hold of you?
Make sure to check out ZProPrep.com and ZArtofTease.com
This weekend on the FifiCakes Replay I got some quality time in with my best friend as we attended the amazing concert with Beyonce and Jay-Z! In addition to this I went hiking, to brunch, and to my sister and mother’s joint birthday party at my grandmother’s house.
I really had a blast chasing my little nephew around the house. Trust me when I say, the weekend was epic! You’ll just have to see for yourself. 🙂
Jess is an educated, multi-talented entrepreneur based in Southern California. She is the perfect person to profile for FitFeb because she’s active, and keeps her pescatarian lifestyle delicious and healthy. Read more about her below!
Instagram & Twitter: jessandtheciti
Q1: Do you believe in goals or resolutions? What are yours?
A1: I believe every day offers a new opportunity to make it different than the day before. I suppose a year is a big marker, but I prefer to take each day at a time. My goals are to continue to grow Suite J, an online accessories boutique, stay healthy, and work on my patience. I rush too much! Q2: What are your eating habits? Some are not familiar with the pescatarian lifestyle.
A2: My pescatarian diet consists of fruits. vegetables, nuts, and select seafood 3 times a week. A pescatarian lifestyle keeps me fit, healthy, and provides my body with proteins necessary for growing & repairing muscle. My favorite thing to eat is also my favorite to drink! I love to juice vegetables every day with a juice extractor. Juicing gives me energy, keeps my skin glowing, and radiant! Q3:As long as I’ve followed you on IG, you’ve stay trim and fit. What do you do when you work out? How do you keep fit when you’re super busy and traveling?
A3: Thank you ☺. I kick box for one hour 3 times a week, circuit train twice a week, and walk every day. When I’m traveling, I just walk! I love to wake up early in the morning, explore the city and burn calories!
Q4: When did you start your business? Tell me about it!
A4: I started my image consulting business one year ago after stumbling on some interesting research findings in my psychology program. I found that the way we dress correlates with so many human emotions and I wanted to explore that further by working directly with people that cared about improving their appearance, behavior, and communication.