PERSONAL TRAINER PROFILE
Subject: Nicki Anderson Location: Naperville, Illinois Company: Reality Fitness Studio Experience: Tenth year as trainer; third year as owner Maverick Strategy: In 1998, I opened my own studio to work with clients intimated by the regular gym setting. The studio is not a typical health club: It is 28,000 square feet, with five private r...
Carving Out a Niche
Subjects: Cory and Ann Puckett Location: Woodbridge, Virginia Facility: Puckett Total Fitness Experience: Fifth year as trainers; third year as owners Maverick Strategy: "In January 1997," Ann says, "one of our personal training clients living in a retirement community introduced us to the community's administrator, who was building an exercise room ...
Jumping for Sport
Subject: Tim Grover Location: Chicago, Illinois Business: A.T.T.A.C.K. Athletics Experience: Fifth year as owner; 10th year as personal trainer to top athletes Hot Clients: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Alex Rodriguez, Darius Miles Maverick Approach: "Trainers might think, `My client is not a Michael Jordan,' but anyone in generally good shape can be...
Training in the Great Outdoors
Subject: Karen Martin Title: Owner Facility: BodyDesign Personal Training Experience: Third year as owner; fourth year as trainer Maverick Approach: "Today's successful personal trainers realize the importance of creativity and variety in the design of personal fitness programs," Martin explains. "Outdoor training is an excellent alternati...
Subject: Mark Cibrario Title: Owner Facility: The Trainers Club Location: Northbrook, Illinois Experience: Fourth year as owner; 13th year as trainer Maverick Approach: "My business is built around the concept that trainers work for themselves as independent contractors," Cibrario explains. "Trainers pay me a flat hourly fee of $10 for use of my fac...
Starting with the basics. Personal trainer Jamal Younis first met 38-year-old Jessica in August 2014. Jessica, a former competitive collegiate swimmer, suffered from a degenerative disk disease, which had resulted in three surgeries to address the issue. Post physical therapy, she decided that in order to keep her back healthy she’d need to continue with a structured training program. She met Younis through a friend of his who was also a personal trainer.
Depending on your age or, more aptly, how old your kids are, you likely remember 20-year-old Reed Alexander as the infamous arch-nemesis "Nevel" on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show iCarly. The actor has a wide array of projects and interests these days. Chief among them is being a youth educator and role model for healthy eating and an active lifestyle, a skill set drawn from personal experience with weight loss and lifestyle change.newsletter_teaser: Depending on your age or, more aptly, how old your kids are, you likely remember 20-year-old Reed Alexander as the infamous arch-nemesis "Nevel" on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show iCarly. The actor has a wide array of projects and interests these days. Chief among them is being a youth educator and role model for healthy eating and an active lifestyle, a skill set drawn from personal experience with weight loss and lifestyle change.
Time for change.
In January 2013, Maureen decided it was time to make a change. Her sister, Maryalice Goldsmith, personal trainer and owner of InsideOut Wellness, an online coaching company, says, “I remember sitting around Maureen’s kitchen island after our New Year’s Eve festivities when Maureen said, ‘This is it—I am so done with this extra weight. I am climbing out of the valley!’”
Maureen had always been active, but as time passed and menopause approached, her weight crept up. She routinely felt bloated and struggled with her energy levels.
In August 2014, personal trainer Lyam White learned that one of the owners of the studio where he was renting space was looking to sell. The Seattle-based location had worked well for him, and he was concerned that he might have to search for a new place to train.
“I talked to the other owner about buying in, to ensure that I would still be able to train at this location,” says White. “Additionally, my wife is a massage therapist, and it occurred to us that the space could be used to consolidate our services and offer a ‘whole body shop’ storefront.”
“Every day we get to get up together with this joint goal of challenging the world to change. Every day we gain traction,” says Colin Milner, CEO and founder of the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA), which he runs with his wife Julie, the chief operating officer.