Summer is in full swing, which means pinner Sierra Blair-Coyle is spending most of her time exploring the outdoors. As a professional rock climber, she loves collecting sports photography, discovering workout ideas, and finding healthy recipes on Pinterest. Read on to hear about her summer plans and all the things that lure her into the outdoors.
Hi Sierra! First, can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a 19 year old professional rock climber and a full-time college student at Arizona State University with a full-ride academic scholarship. I tried climbing when I was 8 years at a local mall and instantly fell in love. Since I began climbing I have had many incredible opportunities around the world, competing, attending photo shoots, and media events. Some of the highlights of my career have been being a US team member, deep water soloing (climbing above water) in Maui, and winning nationals twice as a junior. I love climbing and all of the doors that it has opened for me.
You spend a lot of time exploring rocks and everything nature has to offer. What do you love most about the outdoors?
In addition to climbing, I love to take adventures in nature. I love to wander and stumble upon amazing places and things, being outside is especially incredible when you are blazing a new trail.
Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Do you have any fun travel plans this year?
This summer I’m attending an IFSC World Cup in Toronto, 2 photo shoots in Colorado, and the opening of the Sender One Climbing Gym in California, all in the next month! After that I am hoping to head to Maui and Puerto Rico for deep water soloing (rock climbing over water), and take some day trips to Las Vegas and various towns in Arizona. I love traveling, especially when it is spur of the moment.
How do you use Pinterest in your day-to-day?
I use Pinterest for everything! I get a lot of ideas for hair, nails, and make-up off of Pinterest, I am always trying something new. I also like to find new places to travel and different foods to cook. In addition to all of that, I am also always looking for workout ideas. One of my favorite workouts courtesy of Pinterest it called the “5-4-3-2-1” workout. It is great cardio and a lot of fun.
As an athlete, you must know all the healthy food finds. Who are some of your favorite foodie pinners?
My favorite healthy food pinners are Chocolate-Covered Katie, Taralyn McNitt (Undressed Skeleton), and Vegan Yack Attack. They always have so many healthy, yet simple and creative recipes to choose from.