Current Conversations: Q&A with Starr Hawkins

Instagram: @babymommafit 
Occupation: Fitness instructor 
Location: Miami 

Can you talk about your fitness journey and your introduction to the industry.
I first tried to get sober about six years ago and I needed something to get me out of myself. I instantly found it in fitness. I was always athletic so it came easy to me. I saw my body change after time and the consistency helped me to also manage my life.

I was in retail before and I've loved people, but not so much the selling part. I never worked well on commission because I also told people the truth and it was more of a connection with me. I think years of retail prepared me for my fitness journey and I have found so much success and results in clients because of our connection.

How did your moniker “booty queen” come about and how did you come up with your IG handle?
The honest truth: I was dating a guy that was also dating everyone lol, and the girl he left me for had the best ass. I was so heartbroken I used it as motivation and four years later we created this thang back here. I came up with 'babymomma' because I had my daughter at 21. I was the youngest of my friends and most people see the term babymomma as something negative. I wanted to change the stigma that is tied to it. Also, as a single mom, I wanted to empower myself through my circumstances.

What advice would you give to moms who are looking to be fitness trainers, and what tips can you offer regarding balance?
My experience has been to bring my daughter with me as much as possible to make it a normal part of her life so she doesn't have a choice but to get used to it. Also, try not to feel guilty about making time for yourself. In order for you to be your best self, you need to feel good mentally, physically and spiritually.

Is there a fun characteristic or quality that our audience may not be familiar with that you'd like to share?
I’m currently trying to learn to tumble, do backflips, calisthenics, and human tricks at 32. Kinda late, but I’m on it.

What does wellness mean to you?
It’s a lifestyle – being well in all areas of your life: your food and diet, the people in your life, your job, your physical (working out) and your mind. If any of these are out of whack, it can affect your wellness. Start cleaning the house, and slowly make changes to improve your daily life.

What are three values or efforts that you’re actively living or pushing (for)?
Black lives matter: I’m biracial and have experienced racism in my own life.
Also, helping single mothers (having that voice for the ones that may not have a 9-5, or have a full sleeve, or enjoy twerking lol).

How did you meet the YOS team?
My business partner at the time @junglejohanna introduced me to the brand. I attended one of her lit classes and was loving her outfit and how it fit.

Favorite music, and why?
Rap: it’s my culture and through the lyrics, I feel motivated. I connect with the culture and the lifestyle.

Favorite travel, and why?
Right now London, because my boo is here.

Where can everyone catch your workout programming?
Onlyfans Monday to Friday 12 p.m. live Zoom, then I post it on the page to be done later.

Any last words for the YOS community?
Live your life, have an opinion, love the people that love you, take risks, and don’t be afraid to fail big because the failures are what make us; not our successes. Life’s too short, and all you can do is be the best version of you.

 

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