WOMEN'S HEALTH COACH, CPT, NUTRITIONIST
Sydney Torabi is a born and raised Austin, TX native whose love for fitness started at a very young age. At 8 years old, Sydney was signed up for the neighborhood summer league swim team and being new to the sport, wasn’t nearly as good as her teammates. She actually hated being slower and behind them so much that she begged her parents to quit, but instead, was encouraged to start year around training in order to become better at the sport! Fast forward about 10 years and she found herself on The University of Texas at Austin Women’s Swim Team, where she swam her Freshman year and graduated with a major in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in Business. It was during her time in college and transition from athlete to “normal life” that she started her fitness blog, SpinSyddy, and began pursuing a career in fitness full time by becoming a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and now women’s health coach!
When her swimming career came to a close, she had no clue about what it meant to work out or take care of her own health without the help of a coach to guide her all those years. After her time in college, extensive research, and trying practically every workout and diet offered, she began to mold her own workout style and diet. One that didn’t require hours spent in a gym or having to cut out food groups just to look and feel her best.
Spinsyddy is a website to guide, challenge, and inspire people to want to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Working out and eating healthy are all a part of creating a lifestyle worth living because at the end of the day, looking good is fine, but feeling good is GREAT (both mentally and physically), and you shouldn’t have to compromise a thing to get there.
Q & A
Tell us a fun fact about yourself?
I am absolutely obsessed with cooking and trying new recipes!
What is your all-time favorite workout?
Anything that brings out my inner athlete. Nothing like a good ol’ sweat sesh that makes you want to PTFO.
Coffee or Tea?
Where does your last name, Torabi, come from?
My dad is full blood Iranian!
What do you do when you’re not teaching, blogging, or working out?
I also am the co-founder of RESTART CBD with my sisters in Austin so that takes up a ton of my “spare” time. If I’m not working, you’ll catch me watching a cooking show, trying new recipes, or finding something to do because I can’t stay still for too long.
I loved the fact that even though you were on a team, at the end of the day, you are racing as an individual. All that training you put in, like waking up before the sun, practicing both in and out of the pool, they were all things you went through as a team but when it was race time, it was jus you against the clock.
Why did you decide to become a fitness instructor?
Honestly, it just kind of happened. I didn’t think I would EVER be a fitness instructor and then realized a lot of people don’t exactly know how to workout properly (aka myself about 4 years ago), and I love helping people! Although I don’t currently teach group fitness anymore, I still am able to coach people through IG Lives, 1:1 coaching clients, and hosting community workouts!
What do you enjoy most about living in Austin?
Probably the most difficult question because there are so many things I love about this city! My all-time favorite thing though, especially growing up here, is that there is still that small city vibe to this “big city” dream. There has been such an influx of people over the past 10 years, but one thing that has yet to change is the culture. We are still such a friendly city that always has something going on and being in the fitness world you pretty much know everyone!