Meray Froese is the owner of Reward Fitness Studio, a lifestyle Blogger , a wife and a mom to an adorable little girl named Evangeline.
CeeCee: Hi Meray, thanks so much for sitting down with me! Let’s jump right in. What’s your biggest strength?
Meray: I think I am a good judge of character. I gravitate towards interesting, high-quality people and I think you’ll notice that my closest friends and my employees are all high-quality people.
CeeCee: Ooh that’s a good one! What are your goals for 2019?
Meray: Continue to grow Reward Fitness, have fun, lots of family time!
CeeCee: What’s your next BIG life goal?
Meray: To grow my business and my family. I’d love to open another location in Vancouver in the next year or two.
CeeCee: Sounds like you’ve got babies on the brain! Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Meray: I see myself living on acreage with my family, hopefully more kids, with at least 5 Reward Fitness locations.
CeeCee: What was the best thing that happened to you this past year?
Meray: My daughter Evangeline was born, she is the light of my life.
CeeCee: What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Meray: That one day you will look back on your life and remember that this is exactly how it was meant to be. All the pain, hardships, struggle, it’s all part of the master plan.
CeeCee: That’s a good one. Tell us about your business.
Meray: I am the founder/owner of Reward Fitness Studio– a boutique fitness studio located in Fort Langley. I manage the business as well as teach several classes a week.
CeeCee: What’s the best part about owning your own business?
Meray: So many great things about owning your own business! I can create my own schedule – which means I still get to see my daughter lots. I also have created exactly what I would personally look for in a fitness studio. I love my work environment and the people that work at Reward Fitness Studio.
CeeCee: And what’s the hardest part about owning your own business?
Meray: Everything falls on you, every achievement and every fail is on your shoulders. You are responsible for continually being innovative and exciting.
CeeCee: Biggest piece of advice for an aspiring entrepreneur?
Meray: Start networking and saving your money now!
CeeCee: Haha! That’s good advice in general! What made you decide to start sharing your life on Instagram?
Meray: I never decided, it honestly just evolved naturally.
CeeCee: What’s the one thing you hope people take away from your Instagram feed?
Meray: I’m very real, what you see is what you get.
CeeCee: I think that definitely comes across. What’s your biggest piece of advice for people that are trying to grow their Instagram followers?
Meray: Be YOU. Don’t try to be anyone else, inspire people with what you’re passionate about and what sets you apart from others.
CeeCee: I LOVE that! Speaking of being yourself, how would you describe your style?
CeeCee: What are your favourite stores at Coquitlam Centre?
Meray: H&M, Aritzia, Uniqlo, Plenty and Sephora.
CeeCee: What style trends are you most excited about this season?
Meray: I love that the colour sky blue is in and longer skirts. I also loved puffed sleeves and pastels.
CeeCee: What’s your favourite outfit?
Meray: I feel most comfortable in a nice pair of high waisted light denim, a t-shirt or tank tucked in and a pair of white sneakers. I can elevate this outfit by swapping my sneakers for heels and wearing a blazer.
CeeCee: I am also a HUGE fan of high-waisted denim and tucked in tops. What’s the one fashion item you can’t live without?
CeeCee: Haha. I wasn’t expecting that. What are your top 5 beauty or kincare products?
Meray: Glossier Rose Balm Dotcom, Stella Underlie concealer, IT Cosmetics mascara, Agent Nateur’s Holi (oil) and Agent Nateur’s Holi (water).
CeeCee: What’s your biggest beauty tip?
Meray: Take care of your skin!!! Drink lots of water, take your makeup off at night, and get in the habit of doing a skincare routine every night and morning. Oh, and wear sunscreen!
CeeCee: Very good advice. What is your favourite book?
Meray: I just read “The Seven Husbands of Eveyln Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid and absolutely loved it.
CeeCee: Favourite movie?
CeeCee: Haha, another unexpected answer. What’s your ideal night out?
Meray: Wearing something nice and going for dinner with my husband Dallas in the city, followed by take out dessert on the beach.
CeeCee: That sounds really nice! What does your ideal day look like?
Meray: My ideal day starts with a sleep in till 7am, and coffee in bed with Dallas and my daughter Evangeline. Then we go for a hike followed by a delicious brunch at cafe Medina. After brunch we do some shopping in the city, bike the sea wall, and then relax on the beach. We grab dinner then head home and watch a movie in bed.
CeeCee: Haha, I love that 7am is sleeping in! You are definitely the mother of a small child! What are three things in your bag you can’t live without?
Meray: 1. My Glossier lip gloss, 2. My cell phone, 3. My wallet.
CeeCee: What’s your favourite food?
Meray: I love food, it’s way too hard to choose a favourite!
CeeCee: I agree. How about your favourite drink?
Meray: An oat milk Americano misto or a smooth merlot.
CeeCee: Favourite dessert?
Meray: Anything chocolate, peanut butter or Nutella flavoured.
CeeCee: What’s your favourite restaurant?
Meray: Right now, it’s Miku.
CeeCee: Haha, “right now”. My favourite changes depending on what I’m in the mood for. Favourite place to travel?
Meray: I love my annual trip to New York.
CeeCee: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Meray: I’d stay right here in Vancouver. I love being close to the mountains and ocean, and I wouldn’t be able to leave my family and friends.
CeeCee: What’s the best way to decompress?
Meray: A good sweat sesh!
CeeCee: What’s your guilty pleasure?
Meray: Good quality chocolate!
CeeCee: I like to think of chocolate as a necessity, not a guilty pleasure! Thanks so much for answering all of my questions and letting us into your life, I’m excited to work with you this summer!
Connect with Meray!
Website and Blog: merayfroese.com