Hello! Welcome to Olives ‘n’ Wine!
I’m Becky – a
Minnesotan Chicagoan resident of Naples, Florida! – and am a 30-something, wife + mama, enjoying life with my husband (Kyle), little man (Dean) and my favorite furbaby (Mitchell).
My boys are my favorite, so you’ll be seeing them a lot here on Olives ‘n’ Wine!
I grew up in a small town in central Iowa and, although I was DETERMINED to leave the state upon high school graduation, I attended Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!) for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. Professionally, I have run the gamut from retail analyst to buyer to my current role of group fitness and personal training manager. It is never too late in life to change your career path!
I enjoy the constant challenge of maintaining a healthy balance in my life. I frequently experiment with new recipes, local foods, and delicious wines in my kitchen. I also love trying new restaurants at home and while traveling.
To keep my life in balance, I have learned to love fitness. I find ways to insert exercise and movement into each and every day and became a NASM CPT in April 2015. I enjoy running, teaching BODYPUMP, SPINNING, and killer bootcamps, hiking, walking Mitchell and Dean, biking, yoga, and have dabbled in CrossFit.
Outside of the kitchen and the gym, my favorite hobby is traveling. I love the excitement and unfamiliar feeling of a new destination and the ability to explore and discover new cultures. I may be a jetsetter but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Some of my favorite travel destinations have been Greece, Switzerland, Germany, NYC, Las Vegas and Mexico. Since beginning ONW, I have been to Puerto Rico, Utah, Napa Valley, San Francisco, Nashville, Long Beach, Jamaica, and Mexico, along with a few others. Currently, travel is on somewhat a standstill thanks to Baby Dean, but Kyle and I are still dreaming about our future trips!
I hope you enjoy exploring Olives ‘n Wine and stay around for a while :)
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please email me at: becky (@) olivesnwine (dot) com. I love hearing from my readers!