Bruce's Story

I became a trainer late in life.

For 25-plus years, I was a sales marketing guy. I lived in an office, at a desk, except when I traveled on business trips and spent too many hours driving in my car, flying on planes, and staying in hotel rooms. Not a healthy lifestyle, but one that many of us live to earn a living.

I did, however, have something very good going for me. I loved to exercise. Not for hours a day like some people. I usually found a way to sneak a 20 to 30 minute workout into my daily schedule, no matter where I was.

I never liked hotel gyms. At 6:00 in the morning, I don't want to be talking with strangers or waiting around to use the equipment. So I chose exercises that I could do in my room. I was always on the lookout for creative, but functional exercises that would maximize my workout. I read a lot of fitness magazines and later (thanks to the internet) watched a lot of videos.

You might say that I developed a rather high exercise IQ.

Then, my sales/marketing career came to rather abrupt halt. I was in my 60s. My wife, Elodia asked me the really big question: "What do you want to do with the rest of your life." I stared back at her with a blank expression. After a while, it hit me. "I want to become a trainer." I said.

And so I did.

Bruce Coltin
ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
NPTI-Certified Kettlebell Trainer
HKC-Certified Kettlebell Instructor

1 comment:

  1. Just found your fitness blog, Bruce. I look forward to exploring it. And, per your reminder, I do NOT ignore the upper body while focusing on the recumbent bike to nowhere for my five hours a week...