Meet Our Friend, Denise!
Denise has a smile that lights up a room, a passion for fashion, and an energy and drive that leads her to the top of some of our tallest mountains.
She is the Sales Director for Hi Love Travel and she calls Denver, Colorado home.
"I have two passions that I have pursued throughout my life and career: Fitness & Fashion. I was a Women’s Clothing Buyer in Boston, Wholesale Executive in NY, Fitness Studio Owner in AZ, National Sales Manager for seven clothing brands in CA, and most recently Sales Director for Hi Love Travel in Denver, Colorado. I love being challenged and learning from people I can mentor from. I love to work hard and play hard! Lastly, I can’t forget that I have an amazing boyfriend of 15 years, who keeps me on my toes!"
What wellness does she incorporate into her daily life?
"I try and keep a positive mind set. I never say I can’t do something. I am always setting personal goals and inspired by people who set goals and accomplish them. I also love to exercise and eat healthy."
How does she stay healthy? What is her weekly routine?
"I exercise 6 of 7 days a week. Resistance training 3x, Trail run 2x and hopefully hike on weekends. If I can’t do a hike, I will bike ride. Sunday is my rest day. I enjoy healthy meals and believe in occasional indulgences. I never say no to a blueberry muffin, chocolate chip cookie, or potato chips. Just don’t offer them to me every day. I can’t resist!"
What is her favorite way to stay active or incorporate movement?
"I have a few favorites. I do love resistance training, and love activity outdoors. Hiking is definitely a favorite, as I set new goals each time. I love climbing 14ers in CO. Crazy challenging, especially in the snow."
One piece of advice that she would love to share with others when it comes to health & wellness:
"It might sound cliché, but it is all about balance in life. Do what you love to do and enjoy the experience. Whether that is walking, running, hiking, or biking, whatever you find that makes you feel good. Don’t diet. Balance your meals and you will never feel deprived. If you live your life not enjoying each day with food and exercise, then it is not working for you. There is always a good compromise! Focus on what you can have/do versus what you can’t."
Shop Denise's Favorites!
"I love to leave at a moments notice. It holds so much!"
"The puffer and flat fanny pack - I literally, wear these every day (in the gym, running errands, hiking). It has become an essential in my everyday routine."
"I also love the medium pack which carries so many personal items from makeup, cell phone, hats and gloves. I even use it to pack my under garments in my weekender."
"I don’t forget my Hi Love wrist strap to change the mini pack into my go to purse at night."