This lady is influencing her girls to be active and to try cycling because why not? Women can do it too!

Young entrepreneur Leslie Babiera just started having an active lifestyle this year after signing up for a gym membership. After a few months of working out, she fell in love with fitness and found herself influencing everyone to have an active lifestyle.

Unfortunately, her gym life abruptly ended when community quarantine happened. She was stuck at home but this didnโ€™t stop her from getting fit. She ordered different workout equipment so she can do home exercises. It was also during this lockdown period when she discovered her love for yoga. But wait, her fitness addiction didnโ€™t stop there. She even managed to open her own activewear business just a few weeks ago.

You think sheโ€™s done with her fitness activities? Not yet. She recently bought a bike, all because she was persuaded by First Bike Ride and some people sheโ€™s following online.

๐…๐๐‘: Why did you ride a bike?

๐‹๐ž๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž:  I really wanted to ride a bike years ago but I was afraid because of the trucks and the vehicles in Manila. I opted to enrol in spinning classes instead and I really enjoyed it. And now, I wanted to take it to the next level. I was inspired and motivated by the people I follow, including First Bike Ride. Riding a bicycle is hassle-free. You can get away easily with heavy traffic, you donโ€™t pay for gas and you wonโ€™t have any worries if your car will fit on narrow streets. Plus, youโ€™re not contributing to pollution.

๐…๐๐‘: Why are you pushing people to have an active lifestyle?

๐‹๐ž๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž: Health is wealth! Itโ€™s important to be healthy, especially now that weโ€™re in a pandemic. I started working out this year and I got more motivated to continue when I saw results. I was inspired by other people and now I want to inspire others too. Riding a bicycle is a good cardio exercise, itโ€™s good for the heart. But we should remember that being healthy is not just exercise, itโ€™s also important to eat healthy.

๐…๐๐‘: How was your biking experience so far?

๐‹๐ž๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž: Iโ€™m really enjoying. I did my first bike ride alone and I saw the difference between driving a car and riding a bicycle. Itโ€™s faster to finish errands with bicycles, and itโ€™s more convenient too! You get less time finding a parking space and you can go through (or walk) easily if traffic gets bad.

๐…๐๐‘: Any message to aspiring bikers?

๐‹๐ž๐ฌ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž: Cycling is for everyone. It empowers me. I am a kind of girl who is very eager to learn and experience many things. I want to explore and travel with my bike. When I ride alone, I get to have my โ€œme time.โ€ But I also enjoy biking with friends. I am  currently encouraging my girl friends to try riding a bike because I believe that we can. Theyโ€™re still afraid because of many factors, saying that theyโ€™re โ€œgirls.โ€ But you know, Iโ€™m a firm believer that if others can do it, women can do it too.

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