So this week one of my prof’s asked me why I decided to apply for Media Production over something like kinesiology or exercise science. I looked at her and immediately said ‘cause my butt didn’t take any science courses after grade 10. But obviously, that wasn’t my actual reason – it was also ‘cause there was no way I was taking math in grade 12. HAHA
But it really got me thinking and I realized I knew exactly why I didn’t go into any of those programs. Media Production was going to set me apart from everyone else in my field. Aside from the fact that there are little to no other 18 year old fitness enthusiasts in Toronto, I don’t think any of them plan to produce and star in their own show.
Media Production at Ryerson is basically a program that focuses on both the on screen and off screen aspect of media production (TV, radio, social media etc.) Right now, I’m in the midsts of finishing up my first “Fit With Trys” podcast (featuring my best friend Yazmin) but “Fit With Trys” won’t just be a name you hear on the radio or see on your Instagram feeds. One day, you’ll see it on your TV screens.
I know it’s easier said than done, but I really do plan to produce and star in my own fitness – reality show. Think of it as the young, black girl version of a Jillian Michael’s show. I have one goal and social media will only take me so far to achieve it. Being able to take it to different realms of media is exactly what my program will help me do. It’s a four year program and being someone who knows absolutely nothing about the field I’ve obviously got lots to learn. But in order for me to merge the two, I need to get my personal training certification. In fact, I need to get it before I turn 19 (even though in the summer I said I was going to get it before school started…) But we’ll see how that goes.
In the meantime though, I’ve been posting some of my favourite workout sequences on Instagram (I hope they’re coming in handy!) This week I’ve really been working on my core and cardio seeing how I’m running my first 10k tonight. Will be blogging about my running journey next week.
But until then, here are some pics my girl Kat & I took this week. Check her out Instagram.
– Fit With Trys