19 Aug Recipients of the College of Human Ecology’s Entrepreneur Award from Kansas State University- Kristie & Michelle
from their Alma Mater – Kansas State University!
Kristie: To continue to empower women and to add support & encouragement to every girl wanting to compete – no matter what shape they start in!
What is your favorite part of what you do in your work each day?
Michelle: Helping others reach their goals! It’s all about them for the entire hour! They might come in having a bad day, but my goal is that they leave happy! Helping people is a true passion of mine!
Kristie: There is NO magic pill, it takes dedication and hard work. I exercise, and I seldom miss working out 5 days a week. It’s part of who I am. It’s a stress relief, the ONE thing I do for myself, & it starts off my day well! As far as nutrition I never let it get out of control. I look at food as fuel not as pleasure. I have watched what I ate since I was in high school.
Michelle: Every day I get up and start my day with my workout. If I don’t, it doesn’t get done! I love having that uninterrupted time to think about the day and what needs to be done. I ALWAYS have food in my cooler and I NEVER leave home without a TwinFitness protein shake and cashews, just in case I get stuck at work or at my daughters’ school.
Kristie: The virtual side of the industry has exploded! I love that we can expand our business to help anyone who has access to the internet – now that is cool!
Michelle: Remember, it’s about YOUR CLIENTS and not about YOUR workouts and/or nutrition plans. The BIGGEST mistake a trainer can make is expecting clients to do their workouts and eat the same as they do. That is setting everyone up for failure.
What advice do you have for someone considering competing at a NPC show?
What advice do you have for some who is out of shape and/or overweight who wants to get into shape and/or lose weight?
Michelle: Trust one person and follow what they want you to do. If you have a problem with something, reach out to them. As trainers we want to help each person, but we can’t help if clients don’t communicate with us. Also, be HONEST with them. Lying about your workouts and nutrition is only going to frustrate both of you. Losing weight and changing habits are NOT fun. Make small changes and stay consistent. As we always say – consistency over time is the key to success!