MOST Magazine Fitness APR-MAY'15 ISSUE NO.1 - Page 42

“I still take classes at the Edge Performing Arts Center in LA, but with broadcasting and hosting, I don’t have the time to devote to it to turn it into a professional thing.” owever, dancing, according to Lindsay, is the best workout one can do. “It works every single muscle in your body, while at the same time lengthening your muscles. Plus, you are having such a great time, you don’t even realize you’re exercising and getting in your cardio. I take class three days a week and then mix in a Pilates class or two with the Reformer machine. It gives me the same long and lean muscles that dance does, but also tones and adds a little definition.” With life on the road, you would think most people would have a hard time maintaining a fit body and eating healthy, but Lindsay reveals how she accomplishes just that and what her day to day routine can be like. “It varies based on the sports season and who I’m working with or covering that year. I love variety though. It keeps me fresh and on my toes. If I’m on the road, I’m working from 7am until after midnight most days. And once it does end, I’m prepping for the next day or sneaking in a late-night workout at the hotel gym around midnight.” She also divulges how she keeps her throat ready for those long days of talking, “I have to start every morning off with hot water with lemon and honey to get my throat warmed up in order to be able to talk for that many hours while working.” It definitely takes a great love of your job, combined with hard work and dedication to pull off days like that – and Lindsay manages to do it all with panache. Just as she also manages to expertly navigate a world where being a woman, albeit an advantage in certain situations, means a hardship in others, and having to prove yourself is expected. In talking about her own experience as a woman in the business and therefore having to prove herself even more, Lindsay explains that it’s, “Every day of my life. And the more feminine you dress or look, the more you place a target on your back. If you ever see me wearing a dress, just know that I’m on my NFL A-game that day and could brief you on anything you ever wanted to know about a defense or the league in general.” That’s certainly good to know, and we will have to test Lindsay on that theory one day. Although, as someone so prepared and excellent at what she does, it’s safe to assume that Lindsay is actually always at the top of her game (or at least knows how to appear so)! She says that being a female also means you get stereotyped every time you walk into a room, specifically a network meeting. “The first few minutes are crucial and are your time to prove you can dissect defenses and know coverages.” To counter the “dumb blonde” stereotype, Lindsay came up with her own ingenious defense plan, if you can call it that. She started writing and doing radio and said her thinking is that, “No one can deny a woman is knowledgeable when she’s conversing with males on the radio and taking callers’ questions.” That’s an extremely good point, and hopefully our readers at Fitness MOST can learn a thing or two from Lindsay about refuting stereotypes. There’s no denying, however, that male reporters don’t have to deal quite as much with athlete egos and locker room antics from players as females reporters do. Lindsay said, “I once had a situation where a star athlete sent the team PR guy to ask for my number claiming to ‘want an interview at a later date.’ When I told the PR guy to relay the message that ‘he could set it up with our network and I didn’t want to give out my personal information,’ he refused to interview with me for the remainder of the season.” >>> 42 || FITNESS M A G A Z I N E || APRIL / MAY 2015