A Chat with Rooks Fitness
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I am a personal trainer who started my own journey four years ago at 350 pounds. In less than two years I lost nearly 170 pounds (without fad diets, pills, or surgery). I apply my personal experiences (both successes and failures) and education to help others reach their own goals.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
I learn as much as I can about what brings each client to me. Why is this journey important? What do they really want out of it? Sure, everyone wants to lose weight, but what would that mean for their life, their functionality, their self-esteem? Those answers are the most motivational.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
One of my daughters (at age six) unintentionally began my journey. We had a pretty moving conversation that led me to promise her that I would show her how to take of her body. The next day I went and recruited the help I needed to keep that promise. I have never looked back since.
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting people and helping them achieve goals that they thought were nearly impossible. I love watching my clients grow more confident and live happier lives. The ability to help someone move better, feel better, and live life more fully is such an amazing gift.