Cynthia Sanders Meyer
I am a lifelong resident of Bastrop. I have owned & operated my fitness center, Body Toners Fitness Center, for 37 years on Main Street in downtown Bastrop. I attended the University of Texas majoring in communications. However, my love for health & fitness took me on a different path. Seeing the need for recreation & fitness in Bastrop, I opened the city’s first fitness center. I hold certifications in personal training, group fitness, sports nutrition, mental health fitness, & many other health specialties.
I am a seventh generation Bastropian. I was born in Bastrop, and with the exception of moving to Austin to attend college, have lived here all my life. My father was Postmaster in Bastrop for many years. Generations of my family have owned & operated various businesses in the city. I am deeply connected to Bastrop & am excited to serve its citizens.
I have served on Bastrop’s Planning & Zoning Commission for six years. With the unprecedented growth Bastrop is experiencing, I found it imperative to shape this growth to preserve our history & character while allowing responsible development to benefit our citizens. Having extensive experience with the city’s codes/regulations, I found my experience to be extremely valuable in directing this growth. I also found the need to develop a comprehensive infrastructure plan. As a downtown business, I experience the lack of parking that effects all downtown businesses & look forward to working on solutions to help ease the downtown parking deficit.
Holding certifications from the University of Texas in conjunction with the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in native plant gardening & sustainable gardening, one of my passions is landscaping & gardening. I also enjoy working out-so much so that I am the former Texas State champion in women’s bodybuilding. I love helping people meet their goals on their pathway to improving their health. I have also educated inmates at the Federal Correctional Institute Bastrop in health and fitness programs. I created programs for the inmates that would, on release, lead them toward a pathway of employment.
I am also a huge advocate for the Bastrop Animal Shelter. My love for shelter animals led me to adopt many “fur babies” & find homes for many more. However, one of my favorite things in Bastrop is watching BISD sports. One of my grandson’s plays high school football, and my other grandson plays soccer. There is nothing more thrilling than experiencing the sound of the school band playing at halftime, the town cheering for the Bears, and seeing the joy & excitement on the faces of the players.
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