From Teacher to the Air Force

Submitted by: Jordan Rudolph

Roxanne's Success Story

When I was accepted into the U.S. Air Force, I was thrilled, but I quickly became nervous about preparing for basic training. I was 27 years old and had virtually no experience with athletics or exercise. My body has always been naturally thin, but I had little strength or endurance. Since I had no experience, I felt confused and intimidated by the machines and weights at the gym. I had no idea how to begin or if I was doing exercises correctly. I decided that I would learn best from a personal trainer, and as soon as I started working with Jordan, I knew I had made the right choice. I always felt very comfortable with him, and he has a way of pushing me but also making me feel as if I am always winning and always being successful, which boosts my confidence and motivation. I was very pleased with my final fit score because I had made significant improvements in all the fitness categories. Unfortunately, I moved away from the La Crescent area and had to end my sessions with Jordan, but I feel confident that the skills I learned will help me continue improving and help me succeed in basic training. Thanks Jordan!

Roxanne started training in May of 2012 and graduated from the U.S. Air Force basic training PT on October 19, 2012. Even though she was one of the oldest people in her flight, she was still considered one of the most in-shape trainees. For her final evaluation she ran a mile and a half in 11:00, knocked out 57 sit-ups, 40 push-ups, and 6 pull-ups each within their respective one minute time limit.

Before she actually left for Air Force Basic Training (late August, which was about 12 weeks into Jordan's program), Roxanne test her body composition: she had lost over 4% body fat and gained 3 pounds of muscle!!


Roxanne After