Creatives in Conversation: Fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur Kayline Anantua is utilizing creativity to build her own brand.
There's something to be said about the synergy between feeling your best and creating your best work. Countless research studies have found a direct correlation between being productive and having a positive mindset, further showcasing how important it is to prioritize feeling good. While working to achieve such happiness is arguably a full-time job in itself, creatives such as Kayline Anantua are finding ways to share what they've learned in their own personal journeys to inspire others to live more fully as well.
Kayline is no stranger to sharing her experiences, both the good ones and the ones she's learned from, helping her to connect with others on social media who are also seeking ways to balance building a career and a healthy lifestyle. Through being transparent about her fitness and professional endeavors, Kayline realized the power behind her own voice, encouraging her to create her own personal brand, The KleanFitt.
Kayline's passion for healthy living grew stronger while pursuing a degree in Community Health at the University of Maryland. After graduating from college in 2017, Kayline discovered that her creative drive could be applied in different ways without straying too far from her initial career focus, leading her to begin further exploring her talents behind the camera. Currently working as a Production Coordinator for Buzzfeed, Kayline helps oversee all logistics required to bring branded editorials to life, with her work for the media company further fueling her passions.
In addition to working in production and cultivating her own lifestyle brand, Kayline aims to encourage others to reach their own personal and professional goals. As she works towards achieving her own goals, such as working to become a certified personal trainer and finding her own voice in media, Kayline is also making sure she keeps an open mind to new experiences and seeing where her career will take her next. During a recent conversation with DropLabs, Kayline opened up about transforming her passion for being active into a guidepost for her career, what her goals are for the year ahead and how she gets into her creative zone.
What do you do for a living and what helped you get started?
Luckily for me, what I do for a living syncs with what I do as a passion! Currently, I work behind the camera in production as a Production Coordinator at Buzzfeed, handling all logistics for editorial and branded videos that we bring to your favorite platforms. Here and there, you might also see me in front of the camera, cracking a smile or two. Believe it or not, I graduated with a degree in Community Health but realized what really drives me is expressing my creativity through various avenues which include production and event planning. Fortunately for me, my degree didn't go all to waste because after work hours, I am utilizing my creative flow to build my fitness brand as The KleanFitt, where I share my motivational tips and insight on all things health and wellness!
What is your favorite accomplishment or a project that you're really proud of?
My favorite accomplishment thus far is collaborating with fellow creatives that I have crossed paths with in my own journey, such as another creative Droplabs has worked with, Skylar Kearney! That is my girl! Women like her motivate me to continue in my craft and never lose sight of my end goal. In doing so, it has encouraged me to create with confidence and realize that it is okay to seek help because one person's weakness can be another person's strength, and in that sense, you will always be able to contribute to the community that fuels you and your vision.
What do you do to get into your creative zone?
My creative zone usually starts with a solid playlist and a good warm-up on the elliptical. My mind is the clearest when I am in a stress-free zone and for me that is the gym. Like my feet that are constantly moving, my ideas make their way into the forefront of my mind and I make sure to write them down in my handy dandy notes section on my iPhone before I lose it!
How would you explain the DropLabs experience to your friends?
The Droplabs experience is like carrying surround sound with you everywhere you go! You don't just hear the music, you FEEL the music. The shoes transcend you into a full-body experience giving you an unmatched connection with the artist, beats and sound. It's that one thing you never knew you needed until you've tried it. I literally was having my own party!
What is one area in your life where DropLabs Technology could serve you well?
Droplabs technology is the perfect match for me when I'm in my zone at the gym. I can already see myself hitting my glute workout and feeling the vibrations on my feet as I do my squats! I oftentimes suffer from gym-timidation but with the Droplabs shoes on, I get to immerse myself in my own world without thinking of anything but the beat in my feet and the gains I'm aiming for!
What are you currently working on or are aiming to accomplish in 2020?
I am currently working on finding my voice in this saturated field known as media. As someone who enjoys sharing my experiences, I also find that I get intimated by my doubts. I plan on silencing those doubts by continuing and completing my pursuit of becoming a certified personal trainer and continuing to build my brand as The KleanFitt!
I'm also still in my twenties, so while being in my prime, I want to make sure that I plan as much adventure as possible. Sometimes ideas don't come to you, you have to find your way to it by EXPERIENCE. So I plan to say yes more to opportunities and not let my procrastination and self doubt reign supreme on the big picture I have for myself!
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