Shay Symm is an entrepreneur, gym owner and social media influencer. Shay lives and breathes fitness. When she was only 19 years old, she started training people at a local park in her small town. From there, Shay grew her clientele and opened up her own gym to help train the women in her area. Shay not only inspires these women to feel better about themselves but she also inspires us. Shay is an Inspired Athlete due to her undeniable hardworking characteristics and unfathomable desire to change peoples lives. Read below to learn more about our Inspired Athlete, Shay Symm.

What name do you like to go by?
I like going by Shayler. I really love my whole name.

How did you get into fitness?
I have always been into sports and been competitive in high school, I went to college for cross country and after I was done I wanted to do something to challenge myself. So I stared looking up and following fitness pages. The funny thing is I only weighed 99 lbs when I graduated high school!

What do you like to do on the weekends?
I really love to RELAX. My favorite is to wake up whenever I want, start the pot of coffee, put on forensic files and just lay around. Then, of course get to work later and head to the gym or have an off day and go somewhere out to eat that I haven’t been.

What inspires you?
Being a better version of myself everyday and molding myself to anything I want.

What’s your pre-workout routine or ritual?
My pre-workout routine usually starts with me eating one of my meals (chicken, green beans and  red potatoes) which I love! Then a hour nap. After I wake up I make my drink (creatine pre-powder mixed with water). Then I drive to the gym say my little prayer that I do everyday, that goes “ God blesses my workout routine and helps me do my best.” And off I go!

What are your 5 favorite songs from your workout playlist?
I usually hop around on my playlist, but if there were some ones I listen to more than others... no particular order.

  1. KEKE - 6x9ine
  2. Don't Trust - Mike WiLL Made-It
  3. Trend Setter - Lil Boosie
  4. Out of My Mind - Stitches
  5. Monday On My Mind - Yogi

What “healthy” food do you hate?
Spinach. But I’ll eat it if I need some more volume in my eggs.

What are you most proud of?
My accomplishments which is  building my business and clientele at such a young age.

Where can everyone find you? (favorite place, and all active social media handles)
Instagram- shaysymm
Facebook - Shayler Sym
THE GYM!

Anything else that you would like us to know?
I’m obsessed with ice - I eat three extra large cups a day.