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President, Lead Trainer & Fitness Nerd
Nutrition Philosophy:There are no absolutes in nutrition.
Fitness Philosophy:Movement quality exists on an infinite spectrum. Workouts are practice for life
Why Did You Want to Be a Fitness Coach?To share with others how applicable fitness is to all lives and lifestyles!
Co-Owner, Fitness Coach & “Café Guy”
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?“If I can do this, anyone can do this, trust me!”
Why Did You Want to Become a Fitness Coach?I had no intention of becoming a fitness coach or fitness business owner. I was at
my heaviest at 315 lbs and was so miserable with daily life due to being so heavy. It
was at this time I hired Ben. After I had worked with Ben as my coach for about 6
months and saw rapid results, I wanted to share my experience with everyone I
knew and the rest of the world. Ben and I were out celebrating 30 lb weight loss
with some Irish whiskey and literally Activate Body was born on a cocktail napkin
, and within six months Activate Body opened its doors. That was June 10, 2010!
Nutrition Specialist & Fitness Coach
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?“Here’s to strong women. May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them.”
Why Did You Want to Become a Fitness Coach?I was interested in fitness and nutrition, not only for myself but for others. I
figured if I learned how to eat and workout right, then I would be able to
share my knowledge to help others.
Fitness Director & Fitness Coach
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?I do a little bit of everything, really. Weightlifting, bodyweight lifting
(calisthenics), core workouts, cable workouts, you name it.
Why Did You Want to Become a Fitness Coach?I’ve been working out for a bit over 8 years now and I’ve given my friends workout
tips/advice over the years. They told me that I should take a look into personal
training. For a couple years, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do it until my girlfriend
encouraged me to try it out. So I took my NASM certification and started working at
Activate and it has become my passion.
Trainer & Fitness Coach
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?My philosophy on training is that you have to do something you have never
done to get what you don’t have. For example, to get the results you need to
stay at the gym long, work harder, drink more water, eat more veggies, etc. Whatever it takes to get to your goal, you must be relentless!
Why Did You Want to Become a Fitness Coach?I wanted to become a personal trainer because helping people be able to do the
things they love to do makes me happy. I have always had a passion for helping
people and I have always had a passion for fitness, so the ideal job for me was
always to become a personal trainer because it combines my two passions which
helps me fulfill my purpose in life.
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?“Nothing in this world that’s worth having comes easy.” A good work
ethic will beat out good genetics and athletic gifts over time.
Why Did You Want to Become a Fitness Coach?When I graduated high school, I was over 300 lbs and terribly out of shape. I
started playing basketball against my friend and my competitive nature took
over, I NEEDED to win. So I started working out, dropped 100 lbs, and over the
years I realized the mental health benefits and how a great workout can change
your whole outlook on the day, or even week. That is why I love what I do!
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?
"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…
what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty
and strength of which his body is capable" - Aristotle
Why Did You Want to Become a Fitness Coach?I have worked in a few different fields and my interest for physical fitness and
human performance never waned. I found myself giving exercise advice to anyone
who would listen, instead of annoying people, I decided to make it a career!
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?"Let them eat cake!" - Marie Antoinette, a sobering reminder that you
can indulge as much as you want, but it might not be totally worth it!
What is Your Favorite Exercise or Workout Routine?I love running, I'm a huge fan of the treadmills that allow you to run around the world
via Google Maps. I also love yoga and I am working towards my yoga teacher
Why Did You Want to Work at Activate Body?I've always found that I'm much more likely to get depressed when I'm not moving.
Not to mention that it's so invigorating to use your body to its fullest potential!
What is YourFavorite Exercise or Workout Routine?Strength days, love picking up heavy things!
Why Did You Want to Work at Activate Body?I really enjoy the community aspect of Activate, and its whole-fitness approach.
As a client, I know first hand how beneficial the Activate approach can be, as it
has helped me to quit physical therapy, lose weight, get healthier, stronger, and
more mobile. I feel grateful and enjoy getting to be a part of things from the
other side, and help welcome other clients to our space.
What is Your Fitness Philosophy?“Strength does not come from the physical capacity. It comes from an
indomitable will.” – Ghandi
Why Did You Want to Work at Activate body?I wanted to work at Activate Body because I wanted to be part of a dynamic team
that encourages and motivates people to live happier, healthier lives. I believe
physical wellness and mental wellness are strongly interrelated, and when you put
time into your physical health, you will look good and feel good!
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