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Faith, Family, and Fitness are the Glue to Leticia Gardner's Success


On episode 29 of The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show, Leticia Gardner stops by to chat about her fitness journey, being a teenage mom, marriage, and her transition from law to wellness! 

New Jersey native, Leticia Gardner, motivates over 215K people on Instagram with her workout tips, beauty advice, and the loving relationship she shares with her family, but the road to get to where she is today included hurdles that she had to overcome. Tune in to hear how the fitness entrepreneur, author, wife, and mother of two daughters, used obstacles and her relationship with God as wings to reach greater heights!

You can follow Leticia on Instagram at @leticiamariegardner and learn more about her programs and events at


On why it's important to be smart about money. 

You know what’s so funny, I come from a rough upbringing, and I’ve been on my own and a single mom for a long time. So for me, I save everything. I don’t like to spend money on much of anything if I don’t have to. Probably the most money I spend is on groceries because I like to eat [LOL]. I always look at it like hard times are always around the corner. Just live humbly. I don’t care about purses, red bottoms, or shopping. I’m in workout clothes all day long. Half the time if I have to change, I don’t want to go.

I just want you to be mindful. People get so caught up on looking rich, instead of actually being rich. And I feel like people get so caught up on materialistically thinking that’s winning. I know people who have the nicest, the biggest, and still are the most miserable inside. If you’re chasing things, it will never fulfill you. So don’t get so caught up with sticking with the Joneses and having this and having that. If you have a car that works, you’re blessed. If you have a roof over your head, you’re blessed. If there’s food on your table, you’re blessed. On what PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT means to her: "I actually think that's pretty dope because a lot of times working out, especially with women, the more you work out they have all kinds of names for it. And when women get too husky or too strong, it's almost breaking the stigma that PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT too." 

On what PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT means to her.

I think it's motivating because depending on what area you grew up in it's like 'pretty girls don't do all that. I'm not sweating.' Girls sweat it out. That's fat leaving the body. You workin'! So I love it. I love changing the perspective and concept that working out too much is you know.. 'oh, I don't want to get like this or I care about my makeup.' No, screw that. Sweat it out!


Want to attend Leticia's WHAT WOMEN WANT event in Atlanta? Get details and tickets here!


FOUNDER | Aeshia is living her dream. The social entrepreneur unites and empowers girls to be health leaders in their communities. The child obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and events for young women led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture. Before creating PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT, Aeshia worked in the TV industry for over 9 years - working her way up from an intern at ABC to a producer on Sundance Channel's celebrated, primetime series ICONOCLASTS. The former high school athlete (track, volleyball, and basketball) and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was also a model for Wilhelmina in New York City. In her free time, the wife and mother of three girls enjoys reading inspirational books, listening to music, eating great food with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.