Francis Dolloway

Francis’ fitness journey began at the age of 4 with martial arts and dance. He participated in many karate tournaments in and outside the US. Francis then transitioned into high school and NCAA division II basketball, keeping his passion for athletics and team building alive. His basketball dreams were cut short by a devastating knee injury, but he soon after found his love for group fitness.
 
Though his competitive days are over, he still wakes up and challenges himself to work harder and make daily improvements. Growing up in Brooklyn, Francis made NYC his playground to connect with people and inspire them to reach their max potential through fitness and focus. 
 
His objective is simple: to demonstrate the importance of diversifying exercise and overcoming the fear of the unknown. As a FHITpro, he uses his education in strength training and kettlebells, to develop lean muscle toning as well as mobility for overall fat burning workouts. His mantra is, “remain the humble student no matter how much knowledge is acquired.”

21 Questions

1 First FHIX experience?

October 2017

2 Who is your FHITspiration?

Ben Wegman

3 Personal theme song?

Only God Can Judge Me- Tupac Shakur

4 Celebrity doppelganger?

Beyonce (Yup Yonce)

5 Favorite guilty pleasure?

Margaritas (no salt)

6 What is it about group fitness?

Team building and influencing people of all fitness levels and backgrounds.

7 Post workout snack?

Mr. Greengenes from Juice Gen

8 What is your sign?  Do you read your horoscope?

Gemini. On occasions.

9 What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Pilot

10 Perfect Sunday afternoon activity?

Netflix and Chill

11 Best advice you ever received?

Never make someone else’s small minded opinion your reality + always find the YES

12 Most challenging exercise movement and why?

Face Melters. Upside down blood rushing to your face heart rate spiking as your legs alternate stepping up onto a box while your shoulders burn like you have 10 bags from Trader Joes; Painful.

13 Food you can’t live without?

Bread/pastries/doughnuts

14 Your biggest accomplishment?

Transitioning from education to fitness.

15 Favorite sneaker brand?

NIKE

16 What’s something someone would never guess about you?

I meditate daily.

17 Favorite athlete?

Kobe Bryant

18 What is your favorite movie?

Back to the Future Pt. II

19 Favorite candy?

Skittles

20 If you could describe yourself with 1 emoji what would it be?

🙌

21 Go-to karaoke song?

Nuttin’ but a G thang- Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre