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Meet Trailblazer Tiffany Longcor

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Longcor.

Tiffany, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
A few years ago, I was just about a year out of college, working in hospitality, unhappy, stressed out, and gaining weight.

My partner was deployed, so I was awake really early so I could get the chance to chat with him, and since I was up, I started walking on the treadmill. Then I started jogging intervals. Then, just running. I started tracking my food around the same time. I ended up losing about 50 lbs. over 8 months. After the weight loss, I started incorporating strength training through bodyweight training and a kettlbell I got for Christmas.

From there, I started incorporating a lot more strength training, and I had a lot of friends and family asking me for advice on how to lose weight or what to do in a gym, and so on. I didn’t feel comfortable giving out advice, because I only had my own experience. After some thought, I decided to get certified to be a personal trainer; which I did, through ACE (American Council of Exercise). Then, I started assisting a local gym in the mountains with classes and friends and family more consistently.

My partner and I moved to San Diego last summer for more opportunity. Since moving down here, I have competed in kettlebell competitions and have had the opportunity to train in a few different gym environments and on my own! Currently, I’m working at Edge by TruFusion in San Marcos and I live in East County for the time being, so I am all over the San Diego area getting to work out with people!

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. I wouldn’t characterize it as smooth for most of the journey, to be honest.

My major struggle has been finding the right place for me. I don’t feel comfortable selling weight loss or meal plans or pushing people into things they don’t want to do, which is a prerequisite for most gyms and trainers.

Also, with being a fitness professional, there is a lot of pressure to look a certain way which can add so much unnecessary stress and is definitely something I’ve struggled with since starting training. Though I am stronger and healthier than I have ever been, I still compare myself to other people who may be leaner or stronger for whatever which no one any good.

My biggest advice for women is to figure out what your values are and find your people. Find people in your field that share your values and work with them.

And, don’t stay in a place that is going to make you combat those values. You are under no obligation to stay at any job, especially ones that make you feel terrible.

My other advice is to know your own voice and to be yourself. There are always going to be people who have more of a following and/or more success, and it’s very easy to think that just following what they’re doing is the best way to get there, but your voice is what gives you power and is what can get your message (whatever that may be) out there.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about tiffness fitness – what should we know?
I’m a personal trainer. I work on my own, doing online training and in-person (one on one, and small group) training locally.

I work with all sorts of people, from all sorts of backgrounds and goals. Which is a lot of fun because it’s everyone has different programming that I get to write to help people achieve their goals!

I also work at a studio called Edge by TruFusion, which does group classes with kettlebells, battle ropes, TRX, pilates, barre, boxing, and yoga. Edge is super cool because it’s a studio inside of a gym, so you get all the regular gym stuff and all of the cool studio classes all in one spot. Almost all of the classes are heated and are fusions of multiple styles of classes; i.e., kettlebell battle ropes, foam roller yoga, battle ropes boxing. A lot of variety and all the classes are great.

Finding a mentor and building a network are often cited in studies as a major factor impacting one’s success. Do you have any advice or lessons to share regarding finding a mentor or networking in general?
Find the platform you like working on and focus your energy on there.

For me, it’s Instagram. I found my kettlebell coach there, my gym, lots of friends, clients, and my job all through Instagram and people I’ve met on Instagram.

Find people who make content you enjoy and admire and engage with them!


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