Rochester, NY 14605
Here is a little about me. My name is Brenda Terry I am 54 years old. I have not always been one to work out or even go to a gym, in fact, I did not start working out till I was 35!
Being a horse lover, I kept busy and pretty fit training, showing, and racing horses.
There was a time in my life I did gain weight, I went from a size 4 to size 12! I did not really notice how much bigger I was until I saw a photo of myself. I knew I better change the way I ate and get more exercise. So I did and the weight came off. I watched my portions and made better choices in the food I was eating.
My fitness journey began in the year 2000, I had started reading fitness magazines and found a challenge that I thought would be fun to try. So I joined a gym and started the 3-month challenge. I really enjoyed the workout and learning about nutrition, and exercise.
Excited about my new lifestyle, I knew I needed some guidance. So I found a trainer, he had competed in Bodybuilding shows, and had also Judged shows, so I knew he had some real knowledge. He taught me about nutrition, and supplements, as well as new exercise techniques.
After working out at the gym for 2 months I had made some obvious improvements and people at the gym were noticing! I began getting comments on how great I looked and questions like "how did you do it?". I really enjoyed answering their questions and helping a few of them with their form. The members called me their Mascot, which really made me feel good. :)
That was when I started thinking about becoming a trainer. I thoroughly enjoyed helping people with their workouts and sharing what I knew about nutrition.
2004 Competed in my first figure competition placing 2nd. Had my picture published in a book called Hormonally Intelligent Exercise by Rb Faigin
2007 Placed top 3 in National Hot Bod contest! Was Featured Athlete of the month for April on DR. Squats web- site! (Dr. Richard Hatfield who is the Co-Founder and President of ISSA.)
That year I also started working part-time as a trainer in a studio
2008 I was hired as a full-time Personal Trainer for I Idaho Athletic Club, where I worked till 2016.
They sold the gym to Crunch, I worked for Crunch Fitness for one year, that was when I decided it was time for me to start my own business. :)
I have had the pleasure of working with some great people. Trained tennis players, and golfers for fitness. Their game improved a lot. 3 Championship titles won!
Also, trained girls to compete in Figure and Bikini shows with 90% winning their first show and taking overall Champion. One of my clients became a pro bikini competitor!
Many clients losing any were from 15lbs to over 100lbs!
Certifications - TPI Level1 Golf Fitness
Personal Training Cert's with NASM, NCSF, ISSA, and SMART FITNESS
NASM Golf Fitness
NASM Nutrition Specialist
IKFF International Kettlebell Cert.
ELITE WELLNESS TRAINING LLC
Golf Specific, Corrective and Functional Training
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Dec 24, 2021
NCSF - Certified Personal Trainer Credential
Expires: Oct 31, 2021
NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM - Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS)
Expires: Jul 07, 2038
TPI - Golf Fitness Instructor