Meet Your Barista: Bonnita @ Main St.
Bonnita has been inspiring people at our downtown stores for a while – maybe she’s even inspired you!
In 2013, she made a drastic lifestyle change and a commitment to exercise for just 4% of her day (or one hour). Soon, that blossomed into a love for running and a life philosophy: “Be the 4%.”
The idea that you can commit 4% of your day, just a small portion, to any goal and attain it through consistency has been a driving force in her life since then.
Our Operations Manager, Toni explains, “You cannot meet Bon and not love her. She is an amazing person and a great barista, and so much fun to work with and laugh with. But more than anything, her commitment to fitness and changing her own life has been inspiring to watch. Bon is the perfect example of someone who woke up one day and decided to take control of her own life and for that, she is so much happier and healthier. She encourages and helps folks everyday by sharing her story, more than she even knows.”
Read more about Bonnita, or ask her next time you’re in the store!
Which location do you work at?
I work two locations, Main St. and 4th Street Live.
How long have you been working at HB?
About 18 months.
Louisville native or transplant?
I am a transplant from Jeffersonville, IN.
Your most fearless moment/time you pushed yourself the farthest (so far)?
In 2013 I started exercising each day and have lost over 200 lbs to date.
Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
I have several people who inspire me but most of all I get inspired by anyone that is overcoming things they never thought possible.
What’s your main life philosophy or rule to live by?
Believing that all things are possible.
If you could give your teenage self one piece of advice, what would it be?
What’s your greatest fear?
Do you listen to music when you work out/run – what’s the top of your playlist right now?
Music is a must have when I run. At the top of my playlist I have 2 Chains, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Gucci Mane and lots more
Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!
Yes!! I have one Aussiedoodle and her name is Lola. She loves playing frisbee, catching balls, going on long runs and visits to the dog park. Her favorite treat is popcorn and she loves to swim.
And lastly, what’s your favorite HB drink & why?
Con Panna because I really enjoy just espresso with a hint of whipped cream.