Cathy Secord

Easley, SC 29642

At age 37 I was unable to work because of extreme weakness and chronic pain caused from Fibromyalgia. My children were young and needed their Mother to be there for them. As a last resort, I slowly began to exercise, working through the pain and discomfort. I gradually built up my strength over several months of being consistent and dedicated. I was so determined to have a better life for me and for my family. Over time, the pain began to subside, thus motivating me to continue on. I knew that I would never return to where I had come from. At my heaviest, I weighed 250 lbs and 40% body fat. As I realized more and more benefits from the consistent workouts, I became more interested in nutrition, learning how to fuel my body. I lost the weight. Down to 147 lbs and 18% body fat. I have maintained a fitness lifestyle for over 20 years, I am now pain free, and have an awesome quality of life! My personal experience fuels my passion to help others achieve their goals and overcome obstacles in their life, from extreme stress to obesity. I also enjoy working with those who want to tone, build muscle, improve coordination and balance. If you are looking for motivation, accountability, and for a Personal Trainer who has experienced obesity and is truly passionate, contact me. We will work together as a team to accomplish long lasting results. You do not even have to leave the comfort and privacy of your home. I will come to you. No membership fees, and very reasonable rates.

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About Me

Degrees

  • AS, Business, New Brunswick Community College

Certifications / Trainings

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Feb 14, 2022

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Feb 14, 2022

Liability Insurance

  • Hoffman Insurance Services, Inc.

Cathy's Locations

itrainu- In home Personal Training

Within 25.00 miles of 29642 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr, rate is adjusted according to miles driven.

Payment Methods

Cash , Personal Checks

Years Experience

9-10

Awards & Accomplishments

  • American Council on Exercise - National Certification - Personal Trainer
  • American Council on Exercise - National Certification - Health Coach

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

24 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by jill Helgeson on May 22, 2020

    Cathy is awesome! I don't like to go to the gym, even though I used to work out two or three times a week. I had gotten lazy and I really wanted to get back in shape. I knew that one of my best friends had been working with a trainer that came to her home, so I called her to get Cathy's info. I looked her up online and decided to have her come to my home for a consultation and to see if we could find a place to work out in my home. She was very personable and professional and we clicked right away. We started in September and I was seeing real progress. She knows a lot about nutrition and I was keeping a food journal and trying to make better food choices. Then the holidays hit, and I fell and broke my wrist in January. We started again the week before the COVID 19 pandemic and had to stop again! She is very thorough and plans every session for maximum benefit. She is also very conscientious about any health issues or limitations that might be a problem and will work around those to create individual workouts that don't compromise or hurt you in any way. I highly recommend Cathy and can't wait to get back to our workouts!

  • by Linda Allen on Jan 27, 2020

    Cathy was very helpful during the rehabilitation of a back injury. I felt she did monitor me well to make sure it was enough work without being a strain
    and setting me back. Someone wiling to travel to you and bring everything is great for those like myself who work and run a business and can't really make a trip to the gym a reality. I have regained a lot of my strength and have made a friend. I would recommend giving her a try. Shes open, honest and I thought
    her fees were reasonable.

  • by Ann Miner on Apr 27, 2017

    Cathy has been working with me since June 2016. Her training has helped me to address weight, balance, and fitness issues, while accommodating my medical problems. We have also worked to increase strength I lost due to past injury. She has been patient and encouraging. She is also very honest, she makes no promises of instant or magical results. She is always re-adjusting my attention to details of eating properly to fuel my body and daily physical activity, and reminding me that results come with consistency. The sessions we have are private, in my home, focused on my needs, and reasonable in cost. She is kind and professional. I highly recommend her services as a trainer.

  • by cyndy blanton on Oct 28, 2016

    Not into the traditional gym scene? Have physical limitations? Want one on one sessions with a certified and seasoned trainer and certified health coach that COMES TO YOU?
    You will find your problems of the past, and excuses, fade away when in the truly capable hands of Cathy!

    Cathy works around, and with, physical limitations you may have. I have learned this first hand. I started working with Cathy at a very poor health level and suffering with chronic health conditions, she has made it work with success.
    No matter your wellness level, Cathy provides effective workouts and assists with meal planning tailored for what you need. She helps you "plan for success". These are her words, and I have found them to be very truthful while working with her towards my health goals!

    It was a big plus that I did not have to go into the traditional gym setting, and all the things and emotions that going to the gym can entail for many of us. She can make workouts happen with surprisingly little space needed at your home. This has been essential to my budding success. Having lost some weight and inches, and gaining notable coordination and balance benefits, I am so pleased!
    I have a way to go before reaching some goals, though now I know they are tangible and realistic goals that WILL happen.

    Cathy takes her "mission" very seriously, and does so with great care and planning. In addition to the workouts, she offers great education on food and meal planning. She provides all her tools for success to you, and they are priceless.
    Cathy lives and gives from a very genuine place, and she'll give you the edge on regaining your health. It is a beautiful and unique service she offers. For me, it was the "miracle" I needed just in time!
    I cannot give enough praise for the integrity in which she carries herself and in what she provides for her clients.

    I give her my highest recommendations! If you're ready to "plan to succeed", Cathy has you covered in her very capable hands!

  • by Hillary Turner on Aug 26, 2016

    Cathy is a wonderful trainer. My husband and I "interviewed" two other trainers before deciding to go with Cathy. I desperately needed someone that would tailor everything to me. I had lower back problems and had sprained my ankle a few months earlier and Cathy chose great exercises to do around those problems. I really needed someone to "babysit" my meal plans and my tracking and she did wonderfully with teaching me what to eat and providing accountability. I really felt she truly cared and wanted the best for me, so I wanted to make sure my meals where on point. She drove out to my apartment and worked in a small space with me - which I was very happy about. Something else I really enjoyed is the fact that she has been there herself. She understands what it is like to be overweight and unhealthy. She knows the struggles. You will see results with Cathy as your trainer - so long as you stick to what she is showing and instructing.

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