Today we’d like to introduce you to Timmie Standridge.
Timmie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Around 2013, I was in and out of school, I had tried multiple career paths, and I was not taking care of my mind or my body. I was living a life full of bad habits, and I knew something had to give. So, first things first, I needed to take control of my health. I hired a personal trainer and decided to enter into a fitness competition. For the next year, I dedicated my time and energy to the weight room, I focused on my nutrition and I cut out all of the late nights. The transformation I saw with my body was incredible, but the greatest take away from my training was the transformation of my confidence, self-efficacy, strength, and discipline. I felt like I found myself again, and I wanted to be able to share that experience with other people. I decided to go back to school and become a personal trainer. I believe the biggest gift you can give yourself is a strong healthy body, and the rest will follow. My mission is to help people give themselves that gift.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has not and still is not always a smooth road. Anytime you start your own business or jump into the unknown, there is going to be major trial and error periods. Some days, it was hard for me to even get out of bed and keep going. There is no talent required to put in hard work, you have to stay dedicated to the cause, you have to keep putting in the time even when you feel like it’s going nowhere. I am still always trying to find new ways to scale my business, you have to remember that whatever you are doing, it is constantly evolving. My advice is to surround yourself with like-minded people and reach out to all the smartest people you know in your industry. One of my favorite quotes is “Upgrade your associations”- Ed Mylett. I would suggest finding a mentor. You cannot be afraid to ask questions and to be vulnerable.
We’d love to hear more about Timmie Standridge Fitness.
I specialize in one on one training, I customize each exercise program to meet my client’s individual goals and I travel to my clients’ homes. It is very hard to say “I don’t want to work out today” when your personal trainer is literally knocking on your door. The most important thing you can do as a trainer is holding each client accountable, anyone can use Google to find an exercise program, but what makes me different is the fact that I tailor these programs to fit each individuals body type, I listen to what is holding them back, find out what barriers we need to break and then I show up at their door and say “Let’s get after it.”
Do you recommend any apps, books or podcasts that have been helpful to you?
There are SO many resources that I love and use on a daily basis. I’ll start with books; Mindset, by Carol Dweck, this book teaches you the differences between the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy, this book is about how making small changes and eliminating bad habits in your everyday life can compound and bring great success. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, the title says it all. The Supple Leopard is a great source for exercise and mobility. Smarter Work Outs: The Science of Exercise Made Simple, by Pete McCall is another great resource for exercise and mobility.
Podcasts: I love “Super Soul Conversations” with Oprah, especially the series with Eckhart Tolle. The “Ed Mylett Show”, “Rich Roll Podcast”, “The Joe Rogan Experience”, “Masters of Scale”, “How I Built This” and “The Skinny Confidential, Him and Her”…. to name a few. I am a podcast junkie.
Apps: GreatAt, I use this app to invoice my clients. SoundCloud, I use this for building playlists for my classes. Breethe, I use for meditation and sleep. Terra Core and TRX, I use for exercise. Canva, I use for creating marketing materials.
- $80-$100/hr for one on one training
- $100/hr for group classes
- Website: www.Thedailyresolution.com
- Phone: (805)3008466
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @timmiestandridge
- Facebook: thedailyresolution
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