"AND SO I WRITE AND PAINT, BUT IT COMES OUT IN A STRANGE WAY. A WAY WHERE OTHERS SEE THE BEAUTY IN MY WORK, AND I ONLY SEE MY PAIN." - LEILA PARNIAN
MEET LEILA -
Leila has been involved in her family business from a very young age. Today, she manages Parnian Furniture, a high-end luxury contemporary furniture store in Scottsdale, Arizona. She showcases some of her art work at the store and works with clients to design custom pieces to accent in their space.
Piano has been part of Leila's life from the time she was 4 years old. She took lessons but never learned to read notes, as she pretended to but actually would play by ear. Now she will sit behind a piano and compose a song on the spot.
Leila also plays the violin, dombak and sitar.
Leila started playing Racquetball at Arizona State University. She playing in the collegiate nationals in 2006 and placed last place in the nation. The following year, she trained hard and placed first in 2007 for Collegiate National Doubles along with her teammate (and roommate at the time) Margo Rainey. She is a 3-time All American Racquetball Player. She continues to play the sport for fun.
Like most other crossfitters, Leila makes it known that she enjoys going to her box, Crossfit Blur. She works out 5 days a week and is also working on improving her Olympic Lifts. Her favorite lift is the deadlift and has maxed out deadlifting 300 pounds!