Athlete Interview With Tiff Johnson | FKN Gym Wear
Earlier this month, I was stoked to do a colab shoot of the new FKN women's gym wear range with Gold Coast personal trainer and kiwi fruit expert Tiff Johnson.
Tiff is a true fitness professional and a wealth of knowledge, so I thought it would be cool to ask her a few questions, some serious, some not so and share them here on the blog with you guys.
How long have you been lifting weights and what got you started?
The gym has always been a hobby and anti-depressant for me. I started out training at 13.
I was bullied through high school so I took up boxing. I then transitioned to weights a couple of years later.
We can’t control what happens in the big wide world, but with consistency and dedication we can control how our body looks. That’s always been where I derive my passion for training!
Do you listen to music when you workout? Does it differ for different days, or if you're doing cardio verse weights etc.?
Training weights or cardio I’m a massive EDM girl, or RNB/Rap. Gotta have the rap for when you’re feeling gangsta!
Have you ever been star struck?
I definitely have! My guilty pleasure and lifetime idol is Delta Goodrem. I met her at age 17 (Cried lie a baby!) I met her again at 21 and was lucky enough to sing with her on stage!
Do you have any gym or training superstitions?
I absolutely HAVE to wear a singlet on upper body days, and a t-shirt on leg days, otherwise no gains!
How would you describe a kiwi fruit to someone who's never seen or eaten one?
Furry on the outside, with the consistency of a watermelon crossed with a pear on the inside.
What did you have for breakfast?
At the moment my breakfast has been crumpets with butter and honey. If you don’t know what crumpets are you are missing out!
Just because a man has skinny arms, does this mean he can't be a good hugger?
Haha. It’s not the size of the arms that makes the hug, it’s the length of the hug! Funnily enough, after hugging for 15 seconds apparently you begin to transfer energy.
What’s your favorite FKN Gym Wear garment?
Loving the women’s T-Back FKN Lift singlet. And can’t wait to get the booty logo trackies out in winter!
What’s the most common question you get about training and your physique?/ What do you tell them?
I often get asked how I look the way I look and how I maintain it. I’ve definitely been a girl who has over trained and not eaten enough.
My advice to anyone, first and foremost is to be CONSISTENT. EAT to fuel your body, TRAIN smart & FKN Lift HEAVY!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I spent a lot of my life being concerned with the opinions of others. You are going to get judged regardless of who you ‘try’ to be. So why not get judged for being yourself and doing what makes you happy?
The opinion we hold of ourselves is the most important.
When you first heard the word thesaurus, did you think it was a dinosaur?
HAHAHAH, didn’t we all?
Thank you so much Tiff, that was awesome, really appreciate it!
And thank YOU for reading! I'd like to do more of these kinds of interviews with the athletes we shoot and know, so let me no in the comments the kinds of questions you'd like me to ask and I can add them to the list.
Stay awesome and FKNLIFT.