SHREDZ® Athlete, Fitness Icon, Social Media Superstar… these are just a few labels that could describe Paige Hathaway. The ultimate professional, Paige inspires thousands on a daily basis and continues to flourish in a highly competitive industry. Known for her amazing physique and bubbly personality, this tremendous woman sets standards for women in the fitness industry.
She began her fitness journey in 2011 when she was approached by a personal trainer in the gym about proper nutrition and training for her first bikini show. After putting in the work for four (4) months and competing on stage for the first time, Paige took 2nd place at the Ronnie Coleman show, the biggest NPC state-wide competition in the United States. After that show, people took notice, little did she know her life would change dramatically and her career within the fitness industry would take off.
Paige continued to focus on her fitness goals and achieve results she never thought possible throughout 2012. This tireless work ethic and determination to make her mark on the industry separated herself from others in the industry.
Everyone’s ideal body is possible, they just have to work for it, they have to believe in themselves, and they have to be dedicated. I want to empower women, I want women to look at me and say “If Paige can do it, so can I.” It’s all about helping other people reach their goals, thats the greatest satisfaction.”
It was time to spread this message on a larger scale. She went as far as passing out flyers at the 2012 Olympia Expo in Vegas looking for sponsorship for her future fitness endeavors. In January 2013 she created her gateway to inspiring thousands of people on a daily basis, her Instagram. “People don’t realize just how powerful social media is, its a resume’ for who you are, and what you have accomplished. I use my Instagram to motivate and inspire people to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. I want women around the world to follow me and follow their dreams just as I have.” Shortly after creating her Instagram, she was approached by a company named SHREDZ® Supplements. After meeting with Arvin Lal, #TEAMSHREDZ CEO and Founder, at the LA Fit Expo, Paige was convinced that SHREDZ® was the right fit. “Being apart of this company is unlike anything I have ever seen. We all support each other, we look out for each other, we’re a family. There is no “I” in Shredz, and that’s what the fans love about #SHREDZ. As individuals we are great, but as a team I feel like we can do anything, and I knew sponsorship would help me achieve my ultimate goals of inspiring millions around the world.”
Paige has had a meteoric rise within the industry since January, she graced the cover of Fitness Gurls Magazine in October of 2013 and was labeled Fitness’ New IT Gurl. “I was extremely honored and humbled to be recognized like that on a National Scale, it gave me a tremendous feeling of accomplishment, and I was very appreciative and grateful to be on that magazine cover. I wouldn’t have made that cover without the support from my fans on social media, my SHREDZ family, and my own family in Oklahoma.” This type of humility and poise is what makes Paige Hathaway the perfect role model for women all over the world. She carries herself with class, and she never sacrifices her integrity for anything. She understands that there is a window of opportunity, and she is not wasting any time to reach her goals. “I don’t go out as much, I don’t party or drink, I don’t set bad examples for other women, I focus on my personal goals, I focus on my fitness career, and I take charge of my life, and I have a passion for inspiring others. I’m always trying to innovate and show people what they can accomplish if they just BELIEVE, thats what motivates me.”
Today, Paige can be found traveling around the country for appearances with her SHREDZ family, doing photo shoots for magazines, building her portfolio, and continuing to motivate and inspire people through her social media platforms. “I will never stop working, I mean someday I would love to have a family of my own, and even then I will continue to work towards my goals whatever they will be at that time, but right now I know I have a window of opportunity and I intend to take full advantage of that and give back to the world. It’s not only about me, it’s about everyone, it takes the will of a single individual to alter the course of history, and if I can inspire one person to change their life and perhaps change the world, then I feel accomplished as a human being. I love what I do, I’m so grateful to be in the position I’m in, and I know that time on this planet is short, you never know whether or not you’ll be here tomorrow or next week, so I’m just going to continue work hard, and never lower my expectations of what is possible.”
This type of attitude is what makes Paige special, and the perfect face of the fitness industry.