Over the years I’ve learned the importance of being brutally honest and as authentic as possible with people. So instead of having someone else write “about me”, I want to tell the world myself.
For the last ten years, I’ve lived and worked in Portland, Oregon as heath and wellness coach and women’s personal trainer. My business has seen it’s fair share of success and my clients rave about my gym. Do I think I’m the best trainer out here? Not even, but I do believe that I am one of the realest. By “real”, I’m referring to the genuine relationships I’ve developed with my clients and the reputation that I have for being a guy who’s not going to sugar coat the truth.
As far as it goes for my preference with training women, it’s always been my niche. I was raised by a single mother, which in turn made it much easier for me to relate them. As a man who appreciates and admires the female anatomy, I know exactly what makes us men turn our heads. I sit each of my ladies down before they pull out their checkbooks and I ask them, “What could you change about your body to make you feel sexier?” Then I tell them what areas I think they could improve on from an honest male’s perspective. From there, I let them know that we will stop at nothing to exceed those expectations and that it absolutely can be done—through hard work, perseverance, discipline and of course patience. After that, we get it done. I make sure of that.
Opening my facility on my own proved to be the scariest, but the best preparation that I could have ever asked for in terms of learning the ins and outs of running a successful business. There’s no system feeding my clients, so my success solely depended on my commitment to my clients and getting them the results they paid for. It wasn’t always easy, the economy didn’t always flow in my favor, but my clients stuck by me through the good and bad. It was during periods like these that I realized my clients were more than clients, but like family who motivated me to be great just as much as I did for them.
Aside them, I have my upbringing to thank for the strength and discipline that I possess today. Growing up on the other side of the tracks, it wasn’t always easy for my mother and I. Struggle was all too familiar for me and I was determined to change that reality for my family as soon as I got old enough. Through the ups and downs, smiles and frowns, I’ve managed somehow to stand tall through it all and I have to thank my momma for that. Today, I devote all of my energy and focus into building a fitness brand that women and men can be proud of. I believe that Star Body Fitness and Lifestyle has the capacity to be more than just a line of the products we promote. It’s a movement and I am on a mission to #MotivateThePlanet, one woman at a time.
© 2013 Star Body | By DMG