We had the good fortune of connecting with Tonnisha Deonn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tonnisha, what role has risk played in your life or career?
The first risk that I took was signing up for a gym membership. Joining a gym may seem small but it was huge to me and betting on myself resulted in the birth of Hey Gym Friend. I pushed all of my negative emotions to the side and chose to start my journey to becoming the best version of myself inside and out.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I want the world to know that Hey Gym Friend is a place where everyone belongs. I created HGF after losing over 150 pounds. I wanted to create the community that I wish I had at the beginning of my weight loss journey. I was vulnerable and intimidated and quickly learned that I needed more than a gym membership. I went through ups and downs and learned a lot on my weight loss journey. I am the Friend that helps people make the best choices to live a happy, healthy and fit life.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love vegan food. If a Friend was in town the first stop would definitely be eating at Green Seed Vegan or Soul Food Vegan.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shoutout my village. You all are adored and appreciated. Thank you for surrounding me with love.
Hey Gym Friend!