What do you love about your job?
I love helping people re-frame their idea of themselves and on what they can do. Our focus is on making our workouts fun, and it feels so good to be the joyful, stress-relieving part of a client's day! Most of all, I love collaborating with my training team; it's very unusual in this industry to work with a team, and I love that we share ideas, inspire one another, and challenge each other to be the best trainers we can be. Having a team means I am constantly held accountable to make the best decisions for my clients. Every year, I feel like I am better than I was the year before. I've been training for nearly 10 years now, and I love that the diversity of our team allows me to learn new things after all this time. My clients love it, too!
What or who inspired you to start your own business?
It happened very organically. I decided to make a career switch and become a trainer because my own ideas about fitness evolved Building a team happened a couple of years later when I realized that I'm happier working with others than on my own.
Describe your most memorable project.
I train a wide variety of clients, but one of the most memorable is the 91-year-old I currently work with. He has dementia and Parkinson's disease. My work with him has taken on a more vital role in his life than I had anticipated. Our workouts are more occupational therapy than typical training, but because his issues are mostly neurological, the results of our efforts are almost instantaneous. I can see his mobility, balance, mental clarity and energy improve just over the course of the hour that we are together. It is amazing to watch. Plus, he is a remarkable man with endless stories to share, so I look forward to every session.