Personal Training Success Story: Deborah Trouw
There are times when even I am amazed at the personal training success that somebody can make in our program. There are so many factors that go into it that you have to assume it will take a person a little time to put it together. After all it is not easy to switch how you operate on a deep level. But Deb Trouw was one of the people who put it all together from the start. Within the first month she had just crushed the workouts I had given her and was ready for more. Within the first three months she was basically already at her goals to the point where we had to set her new goals. I actually knew that she was going to do well. There is is a level of acceptance that I get from people who are really ready to change, and I know that there are going to get there fast. But this fast was a little surprising. But Deb has shown this for all her life, and the more I get to know her the more I realize that this is part of her character. Deb was born in the UK the oldest of 4 and came to the US with an optometry degree but was unable to us it here in the US. So along with raising two great kids she worked herself up form a Tax Preparer at H&R Block to a Financial Adviser for Waddell and Reed. But Deborah Trouw is not “Just” a Financial Adviser at Waddell and Reed, but one of there top 6 years running!
*Side note: When you are reading the interview you have to read the answers in a really cool English accent!
I am proud to announce Deborah Trouw our April 2015 members of the month’s Personal Training Success Story:
What made you decide you wanted/needed to start a personal training program?
My weight had been creeping up and I would lose a few pounds then put back on over the winter. I knew I wanted to weight train but was also aware that I wasn’t standing straight and didn’t want to compound that working out by myself.
What did you do before?
Nothing at all for quite a few years except a bit of hiking with the family. Before that, step aerobics.
What results have you achieved since starting your program and are proud of?
Getting stronger, losing weight and improving posture as well. Sticking to the program for a entire year!
Do you have a favorite exercise? Least? What do you like or don’t like about them?
I like mostly that we rotate thru different types of exercises, keeps it interesting and I can see progress when we do an exercise that we didn’t in a while and I am able to do more.
What are some challenges or goals you are currently working on?
Haven’t reached the point that I feel that i am “there” yet and can just maintain current status.
What do you like best about the our program/ having a trainer?
Accountability, and knowing that I’m working hard but not over- doing it. I haven’t had an injury so far. You know what works best for my type of body.
What advice would you give to the other SolCore Fitness members?
Mostly to take YOUR advice, and to know that if they are feeling low energy and don’t want to come to the gym to do it anyway, that you will modify the workout as needed.
What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our program?
Check it out for 3 moths – you can’t tell by just talking about the program!
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