As a collegiate athlete and with a few figure competitions under my belt, fitness has always been a passion of mine. Every year new strategies are developed to lose weight quick or to cheat the process but my philosophy remains the same: You must first change your mind in order to receive the health or body desired. It is a fairly simple concept, but the hardest to implement.
I have worked more than 9 years in a gym setting perfecting the art of personal training and building relationships with clients. Clients build a trust with me and, in turn, the information I provide them with they view as valuable. I have learned the importance of goal setting, implementing strategies and evaluation to increase performance. Having extensive hands on training has provided me the experience to provide my clients specific training according to their current health and mindset. After years of working in gyms, I decided to further my education on how and why the body works and went back to school at the University of Puget Sound to obtain my Bachelors in Exercise Science. I feel the schooling was necessary to build credibility of my knowledge about fitness, but I feel the true value lies within the years of experience of working with clients and building relationships with them.
After gaining 70 lbs with each of my three children and not having my body "bounce back", I now get to be my own client. Honestly, at first I was depressed because my body completely changed, but the truth is that clients will be able to relate more to me and vice versa because I can now say "I know what you are going through". The process of getting back into shape has been challenging but extremely valuable and I enjoy every minute of it. I have to now work for it rather than saying I have good genetics. I wouldn't change it for the world . I have my fair share of cheats and setbacks, but I'm honest about it and strive to do better next time to improve my results.
Overall the systems in the body are like puzzle prieces that need to be put together in order to receive the results desired. As your trainer it is my obligation for you to understand how each system works according to your body. The process of changing your mind in order to change your body can be challenging but is very rewarding. My objective as your trainer is to ensure your safety, guide you on the path of success, supply you with the knowledge, give you encouragement when it seems impossible, and most importantly HAVE FUN.
My goal is to help you achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. I have created a wide variety of fitness services to help anyone discover and reach their fitness goals. From One on One training to Nutrition consulting services, I give my clients all the options and resources they need to succeed.
My job as a trainer is to bridge the gap between any individuals current level of fitness and their fitness wants and needs. Whether your goal is to completely transform your body, maximize your performance, maintain your current level of health or compete with your physique, I can get you there. My training philosophy is to choose the safest, most effective and most efficient plan of action to reach your desired goal. In my customized and detailed fitness programs I cover all components of health and wellness. Whether the goal is to build foundational fitness or increase peak performance I have a plan to get there!
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Failing is not falling down, failing is not getting back up."
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Anything "Booty"
FAVORITE HEALTH FOOD: MEAT!
FAVORITE HEALTHY GO TO MEAL: Protein Shake
FAVORITE ANIMAL: Doggies (Pitbulls)
UNUSUAL FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I don't have a belly button.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?: Super hot model on Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition for moms.
WHO'S YOUR HERO/IDOL/ROLE MODEL AND WHY?: My parents and my children. Both challenge me to grow in challenging ways.
IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? With my mommy. Oh wait! I do!
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT FIT STOP 24: I love making people smile and feel good about themselves.
FAVORITE BOOK: Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man by Steve Harvey
WHAT WOULD YOU SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT? "I'm going down" by Mary-J Blige
FAVORITE HOBBY? To sing in the shower and dance in the mirror.
IF YOU WERE A SUPER-HERO, WHAT SUPER POWER WOULD YOU WANT? Hulk smash!
WOULD YOU RATHER SKY-DIVE OR SWIM WITH SHARKS? Sky-dive if I didn't have a choice.
BIGGEST FITNESS/HEALTH ACCOMPLISHMENT: Not going crazy after gaining 70 pounds.
WHAT THREE ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND? Water, food, and family
WHAT IS/WAS YOUR FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT? "Sweat" (PE Weight Lifting Class)
WHAT SONG BEST DESCRIBES YOU? "My Goodies" - Ciara
FAVORITE SONG TO WORK OUT TO? Anything hip-hop or gospel.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? Waitressing
IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS AN ANIMAL, WHICH ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE AND WHY? A Raccoon because I'm sneaky.
TELL US A JOKE: Yo Momma!!!
FAVORITE QUOTE: "It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." - Rocky Balboa
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Arms!
FAVORITE HEALTH FOOD: Fruit (Is pizza health food?)
FAVORITE HEALTHY GO TO MEAL: Chicken and rice.
FAVORITE ANIMAL: My dog Chevy.
UNUSUAL FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I'm a DJ. Not really unusual but typically my gym contacts don't know that.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?: NBA Player or Musician
WHO'S YOUR HERO/IDOL/ROLE MODEL AND WHY?: I don't have on specific person. Anyone who aspires for greatness or chases their dreams; I can pull motivation and learn from them.
IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? A beach house.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT FIT STOP 24: The fitness atmosphere. The people come here to do work!
FAVORITE BOOK: The Bible.
WHAT WOULD YOU SING AT KARAOKE NIGHT? "My Humps" by Fergie
FAVORITE HOBBY? Music
IF YOU WERE A SUPER-HERO, WHAT SUPER POWER WOULD YOU WANT? Invincibility!
WOULD YOU RATHER SKY-DIVE OR SWIM WITH SHARKS? 100% sky-dive
BIGGEST FITNESS/HEALTH ACCOMPLISHMENT: Personal: Placing in Physique. As a trainer: Having clients win overall at a show.
WHAT THREE ITEMS WOULD YOU WANT IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND? Bottled water, sunscreen, and a volleyball named Wilson.
WHAT IS/WAS YOUR FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT? Math or any Business Course
WHAT SONG BEST DESCRIBES YOU? "Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
FAVORITE SONG TO WORK OUT TO? Fit Radio App
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? Y-M-C-A (I hope you sang that.)
IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS AN ANIMAL, WHICH ANIMAL WOULD YOU BE AND WHY? A Unicorn, no explanation needed.
TELL US A JOKE: Diet pills are the secret to health and fitness.
Bachelor of Exercise Science
Justin Hickman Fitness
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
[PLEASE NOTE THAT PERSONAL TRAINERS AT FIT STOP 24 ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SET THEIR OWN PRICING AND HOURS.]