About Schimiggy

Hello! Who Am I?

My name is Alex Tran, and this blog is about sharing the best fitness fashion, yoga and travel news with you.

I grew up in Houston, Texas and then unexpectedly moved to California in 2001. I fell in love with the beautiful California weather. My fitness journey began when I picked up my first weight in body pump. From there I tried a yoga class and fell in love immediately with the results and ability to calm my mind during practice.

In 2013, I moved to Seattle, Washington to start a new life with my partner. I used the opportunity to reinvent myself! I did a lot of yoga and a path cleared for me to became a yoga instructor! I landed a gig at Nordstrom in their buying department and now aim to provide customers with the BEST products that fit their needs and lifestyles. I thought life was great but I was still missing something. I wanted to change the world.

I grew up maneuvering the foster care system and became notoriously resourceful amongst my friends and family. After my emancipation I pursued a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with hopes of becoming a Social Worker. I began my Masters Program in Social Work and through my internship I discovered that my passion has been in changing the foster care system at the administrative level. I then completed my Masters in Public Administration and worked in the public sector to change our communities at the systems level. Now I run my own organization, The Moovment. At The Moovment, we stand for moving towards resilience beyond trauma and unfortunate circumstances through the discovery of self-empowerment and building self-esteem.

All the while, I’ve been known to snag unfathomable deals on fashion and travel. I enjoy traveling, going to festivals, sharing product reviews, being a yogi and most importantly, helping other recognize their own potential. I hope that my blog will inspire you and help you find the newest and best fashion finds.

OK, So What Does Schimiggy Mean?

When I moved to California in 1999, I went to a high school and started learning some West Coast terminology. My pals were saying, “dank,” “dope,” “tight,” etc. I decided to come up with “schimiggy” as a synonym  for the word “cool.” Unfortunately it didn’t catch on (I know! I was just too ahead of the times.) and people began to call me “Schimiggy.” Hey, I’m not mad. I love that it’s become my moniker and I’m sticking with it! My real name is Alexandra Tran by the way. Most people call me Alex or Schimiggy.

What to expect from my blog?

  • Product Reviews
  • Deals
  • Travel Guides
  • Tips
  • Personal Posts

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