Rebecca – Owner

1) How did you get into fitness, what inspired you to live a fit life?
I’ve always been an active person (playing outdoors, playing soccer, hiking) but didn’t do it to be fit. I enjoyed the activities. I probably didn’t think about being fit until I was preparing for a Sierra Club kayaking service trip. I wanted to be ready for the new experience and not have aches and pains. It worked! And I thoroughly enjoyed working hard and getting fit and stronger. I have not stopped since. I really appreciate being able to do all the things I want to do on my farm, in daily life, and on my outdoor adventures. I like feeling strong.
2) What does strength mean to you? (mental/physical)

Strength means being able to do the things I want to do easily (or easily enough). Mental strength means pushing through when I don’t feel I can finish (whatever I’m doing).

3) Favorite workout?
One in which I’m pushed to the limit and tested and where I also get through some parts knowing I couldn’t have done that part before.

4) Why did you decide to become a personal trainer and what is your personal training mission statement? N/A

5) Best advice for someone just beginning to live a healthy lifestyle/workout?

Start slow and with a reachable goal.

Ida – Trainer

1) How did you get into fitness, what inspired you to live a fit life?
Since I can remember, I have been “moving” with the intention to be stronger through challenging myself physically in ballet, cross country, track, and weight lifting. My inspiration to lead a healthy and fit life comes from the desire to help others reach their goals through exercise and nutrition. I want to be the example for others that anything is possible if they believe in themselves and consistently put in the work.

2) What does strength mean to you? (mental/physical)
Strength means embodying integrity and grit through the good and the bad. Pushing limits each day to create the best life possible.

3) Favorite workout?
My favorite workout is one that afterwards, I feel like I have pushed myself to work my hardest and perform at my best!

4) Why did you decide to become a personal trainer and what is your personal training mission statement?
I decided to pursue personal training when I realized that I could help more people accomplish their goals and better themselves through education and application of healthier habits. My personal journey through fitness has shaped me into the person I am today and given me confidence to pursue my dreams. Above all else, I want to be a source of inspiration for others to do the same.
5) Best advice for someone just beginning to live a healthy lifestyle/workout?
Meet yourself where you are. Be kind and patient because anything worth having takes time, fitness and health included. Take baby steps towards your goals and celebrate the small accomplishments.

Bobby – Trainer

1) How did you get into fitness, what inspired you to live a fit life?
I got into fitness because of being an athlete in high school which led me into learning about eating right, and from there I began wanting to be better at sports and become a “sports guru”. I am never satisfied and I always believe I can be better and that is what keeps me going.
2) What does strength mean to you? (mental/physical)
Mental-believing in yourself and having confidence and overcoming doubt.
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3) Favorite workout?
Explosive workouts, whether with weight or body weight, speed or jumping or all of those!

4) Why did you decide to become a personal trainer and what is your personal training mission statement?
I want to be the best at what I do, I want to educate my clients the right way for one ultimate goal. After seeing progress on and off the field, I decided I wanted to do something different and that is why I decided to train the way I do with the purpose that I have.

5) Best advice for someone just beginning to live a healthy lifestyle/workout?
Research before you walk into any gym, so that your trainer can’t tell you false information.
Always ask questions, any trainer is a great trainer until they’re not great to you anymore.

Victoria – Trainer

1) How did you get into fitness, what inspired you to live a fit life?
I have always stayed active but i actually got into weight lifting in middle school because of my PE coach and was hooked immediately! And then I worked/studied with a woman who mastered in iridology and herbs for 4 years and so the nutrition came better into play then. I’d have to say seeming progress and the lengths I can actually push my body to is where most of my motivation comes from for living a fit life!

2) What does strength mean to you? (mental/physical)
To me strength means being able to push through and go beyond what you are comfortable with or even beyond what you thought was possible whether physical or mental.

3) Favorite workout?
My favorite area to work would probably have to be legs, although I love working back too! And my favorite exercise id have to say is between squats and lunges probably because they are killer compound exercises that target so many different muscles at once!

4) Why did you decide to become a personal trainer and what is your personal training mission statement?
I’ve always been geared towards wanting to help others live a healthier life and what better way to do so than show others how to eat, supplement, and train in a way that not only keeps them in shape and healthier but makes them feel better mentally, physically, and emotionally!
“If it doesn’t cahallenge you, it won’t change you!”
5) Best advice for someone just beginning to live a healthy lifestyle/workout?
Persistence is key! And your mind will give up a hundred times before your body will so set a goal and stick to it!