Meet one of our Hybrid Team Trainer and Group Instructor, Toni.
Toni has recently graduated from the University of Missouri with her MS in Biomedical Engineering. Toni has been involved in sports her entire life and fell in love with the gym in college. She is currently pursuing her Certified Personal Training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) so she can continue to help people attain their goals, and love working out as much as she does.
How did you start working here?
When I graduated from Mizzou I needed to find a new gym in Columbia and immediately fell in love with the culture and atmosphere of BRG. When I was asked to work here I did not hesitate to say absolutely!
What's your favorite thing about your job?
I love watching people get stronger as they strive to better themselves. I love that my job allows me to help people reach their goals in a way that is safe and fun.
What advice would you give to someone looking for a job in your field?
Love what you do and remember that your work in important! Take pride in your work and never stop trying to improve yourself.
What's your personal philosophy when it comes to fitness?
We’re only given one body, we need to eat well and exercise because we love ourselves - not the other way around! We’re much more likely to stick with this kind of lifestyle if we’re not trying to mold ourselves into something we’re not.
What are your favorite hobbies outside of work?
When I’m not working out I like to cook, go to the movies, and play with my cats.
What's one thing most people don't know about you?
I can lick my elbow!
If you were an animal, what would you be?