Meet Some Outstanding Members Who Inspire the World to Fitness®!
San Luis Obispo, California
Member Since 2007
Mike Robinson is ardent about his career as a personal trainer. "I really love my job, and each one of my clients feels that passion in every one of our sessions," he enthuses. "I train 13 clients per day every week, and that last client gets the same amount of energy as the first one." Mike is a creative role model, providing his clients with small "bread crumbs" to keep them motivated toward success. "I constantly give challenges to clients, family and friends with little incentives to help them reach their goals," he says. "However, once they reach their goal, the furthest thing from their minds is the incentive, because they feel so much better."
Member Since 2001
While Liz Guscott receives great joy from helping clients learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, she focuses most on acting as a role model for her three children. "It is my hope that—as a parent and a personal trainer—I can pass on an appreciation of fitness and wellness to my children through tangible experiences." These experiences, Liz says, include high-quality nutrition, exercise, healthy competition, spirituality and reading. "Although that leaves little room for many clients at this point in my career, those I do have receive the attention of a dedicated trainer," she says. "I was even making all daily meals and snacks for one of my clients because I was committed to her success."
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