Meet our cover girl, Mariah Armknecht, who was born and raised in Las Vegas. “Growing up, my family was very active. I spent a lot of my childhood at the beach, hiking Red Rock, going to Lake Mead, going to The Hair Standard, or traveling to the Rocky Mountains to spend time with the family outdoors”, explained Mariah.
She graduated from UNLV where she majored in journalism and media studies with a minor in business management. She now works as an agency model with print campaigns not just here in Las Vegas, but around the world, having worked with The UFC, ESPN, Boxing Showtime on HBO, the Venetian and Bally’s, to name a few. She is also a real estate agent in the Las Vegas Area with an established family real estate business.
Mariah has been an LVAC member since her freshman year in high school. When we asked her to tell us some of the things she enjoys most about LVAC, she replied, “I love the running track with a view of the city! I typically do timed laps and lunges on the track. Since I have been motivated to work out and stay active since childhood, LVAC has always allowed me to take my fitness goals to the next level. I love being able to workout and release the tension from the stress of the day. When I leave the gym, I always feel more balanced. I have met so many individuals from all walks of life and developed friendships that will last a lifetime. Also, I can’t get enough of the Juice Bar! My favorite smoothie is the Banana Cream Pie. It is delicious.”
Outside of the gym, Mariah likes to spend time with her family. “We are always outdoors or in the kitchen putting a healthy twist to our favorite foods,” she says. She is also committed to the social movement to end homelessness in our community. She volunteers with the organization ‘Seeking Shelter’ which creates a resource guide for all major metropolitan cities. This guide makes shelters, food pantries and other critical resources easy to locate and access.
Mariah shared, “When I am at the gym, I see dedicated people of all ages coming everyday to work on becoming the best versions of themselves. The people I see who are diligent and consistent with their workouts have always inspired me. I have learned that we only have one body, and it is important to take care of ourselves mentally and physically.”