Member Spotlight: Meet San Diego Member, Jacolien Kirsten!
iGnite IS our members! They make us what we are, which is why we LOVE spotlighting them! Meet San Diego Member, Jacolien Kirsten. Jacolien is an amazing wife, mother of 4 girls, is from South Africa and works as full-time Accounting Manager- whew! Despite her full life, Jacolien still finds time to iGnite and take care of herself. Amazing! Meet Jacolien and find out how she does it all....
Where do you live and how do you iGnite?
San Diego - in person
How did you get into iGnite?
My neighbor introduced me.
Where did you grow up?
Pretoria, South Africa
What's your favorite word?
Lekker (a word from South Africa which basically means 'nice', but so much more expressive).
What word to you mutter while doing burpees?
Not something I can repeat here!
What's saving you right now?
A quote from Adam Grant, who I follow on LinkedIn: Striving to be the best is a mistake. It creates an illusion of an endpoint - and a delusion that you can only succeed by beating others. Striving to be better shifts the focus from victory to mastery. You're competing with your past self and raising the bar for your future self.
Who's your biggest motivator and what do they do for you?
My husband. He's supportive and helps me in so many ways, even when he sometimes doesn't understand where my head is at with an idea I have.
What do you usually do right after class?
I go to the 7am class, so I'm back home just after 8am. I usually drink a coffee and help/hang out with my kiddo's while they are getting ready for school, since their school starts just before 9am.
What's been your favorite job and do you still do it?
I work full time as a Senior Accounting Manager, but my favorite job is being a Mom to my 4 girls. I love to see them grow and learn and hopefully I impart some wisdom to them along the way.
What's something about you that we'd be surprised to learn?
In my spare time, I'm teaching myself how to play an electric guitar.
What class do you most look forward to and why?
The 7am class. I'm not a morning person and 7am is early for me, but every time I've done a class, I feel so refreshed and energized afterwards and ready to tackle the work day ahead.
Favorite exercise song?
Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm. It's kind of slower, but has a nice beat to it and I just want to start dancing when I hear it.
Favorite local and not local social media accounts to follow?
I'm a Facebook junkie. LOL! I have friends and family all over the world and I find this the easiest to stay in contact with everyone.
What do you love most about iGnite?
The community and friendships. Also - the fun social events!
And of course the workouts and encouraging each other!