Born in Bloomington, Indiana and raised in Hilton Head Island, SC, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave made a name for herself at a young age as a competitive Equestrian. Her love of the sport started at age 4, and she found herself competing throughout the country with the venerable Don Stewart Stables. After winning the stakes class in her final year competing, Teddi relocated to Los Angeles at 17 where she worked at CAA and UTA. She returned to her passion of equestrian riding but went from professional to amateur after having children and currently competes on horses owned by Balmoral Farms. Teddi’s profession as an accountability coach and fitness influencer arose from her desire to help others achieve healthier lifestyles, stemming from her passion in achieving her own goals. LA Workout Junkie started out with Teddi reviewing various fitness classes in Los Angeles and morphed into her offering fitness advice to her followers looking to be the best versions of themselves through self-accountability. While not a certified fitness instructor or nutritionist, Teddi holds her clients accountable with daily check-ins and support as they work to achieve their goals. Teddi and her husband Edwin Arroyave, CEO and founder of Skyline Security Management, Inc., live in Los Angeles and have two children: daughter Slate and son Cruz. Teddi is also stepmother to Isabella, Edwin’s daughter from a previous relationship.