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When and why did you become a trainer?
I became a PFT 01/1996. I have always enjoyed fitness for most of my life. Although my earlier years I had a life of destruction, I later realized my life had to change. When I changed my life, I felt compelled to help others do the same through health and fitness.
What are some adjectives your clients would use to describe you?
Encouraging, energetic, caring, motivating, knowledgeable and empowering.
What made you choose the IFPA?
IFPA chose me. I say this because while in Gold’s Gym over 20 years ago, I felt the calling to be a trainer. I was already teaching aerobics, but I wanted to be certified in an area of fitness. Along with my medical assistant certification I also wanted to include the fitness aspect of it. I saw a flyer that announced IFPA coming to Seattle to train those who had a desire to become a personal trainer. I felt this was my opportunity to enroll in a training course through IFPA so I can be certified what I love to do; help others meet their fitness goals.
How do you keep your clients motivated?
Keeping up-to-date with health and fitness information. Using varied workout techniques to keep it fresh and new.
What is your best success story?
Helping one of my clients get through two hip surgeries and continues to work out in my class after 18 years.
What qualities set you apart from other personal trainers? Education?
I am also a Medical Assistant, not only do I obtain a certification in fitness, but also in healthcare. Having the two areas of expertise allows me to educate my clients of how to take the best approach for their healthy lifestyle. I have dedicated 25 years of health and fitness. Teaching aerobics, cycling and weight training.
How do you envision growing your personal training business?
Currently I have a group of participants who continue to network and market the class. These are tools that will help me to grow my class.
What is your best advice to someone just starting in the business?
Set a goal, devise a plan, market yourself (use social networking& media, flyers, business cards), get involved with community center/s and start your business.
- Location: Seattle, WA
- Contact Info: PO Box 18174 Seattle, WA 98118
- Phone #: 206-713-7057