Helping others—human and animal—is Roxy’s life. As a paralegal at a personal injury firm and a part-time massage therapist, she works with people recovering from pain. As a “foster mom” to shelter cats and dogs, she protects animals until they’re placed in permanent homes.
I play competitive league tennis and also enjoy snow skiing, waterskiing and inline skating. I also alternate gym workouts with yoga, Pilates and Tae Bo.
I make a container full of rich, colorful veggies that I eat all week long. I also like to juice vegetables. I get teased at times because I’m such a vegetable freak!
I started fostering dogs after my lab/boxer mix passed away from cancer a few years ago. I wasn’t ready to own another dog but I wanted to do something about our nation’s overpopulation of domestic animals. Millions of cats and dogs are euthanized in this country every year. We sadly
destroy really great pets! This fact alone got me fired up to do my part.
A dog of my own
I have adopted one of my foster dogs, Roland, an older sharpei-lab mix. He is great and loves to babysit the two kittens I’m currently fostering.
How to get involved
Most rescue organizations have a foster program, and in some cases, they provide the kennel, food and even cover vet expenses.
A World Wildlife Fund mission for endangered species. I would also like to be on the front lines of an ASPCA mission to rescue animals after a natural disaster.
My favorite time of day
When I get home and see my son.
You might be suprised to know
My secret desire has always been to become a professional tennis star or fitness model.
On feeling beautiful in your own skin
Feeling happy and being grateful no matter what your circumstance is the key.
Keep reading for Roxy’s key for becoming stronger and shapelier.
My mom has always had a natural glow to her skin and hair and she is always smiling! At every age, she has inspired me to be beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.
Favorite all-time beauty look
I am inspired by women who are sporty, classy, brainy, and sexy and can pull off all these looks at the same time! It’s confident and authentically feminine. Women are dynamic and we should be proud of that!
I feel most beautiful when
I’ve made good choices and I feel healthy.
Typical workout routine
I typically train with weights twice a week and do cardio and an abdominal routine three times a week. I add to this routine tennis or some other activity I love and change it up occasionally so that I don’t get bored.
How to become stronger and shapelier
I think at any age, women should be using resistance training. It doesn’t have to be free weights, but even using a yoga ball and your own body weight as resistance will give you surprising results. You’ll be stronger and shapelier in no time! The key is not to get caught up on the number on the scale! We all have different shapes.