We are so excited to add a new member to our coaching staff: Traci Slane! Traci has been a coach for many years, and she specializes in strength training (specifically powerlifting). She will be coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 pm and you can catch her in classes throughout the week.
Here is a little more about our new coach Traci.
Where are you from originally: Grew up in Richfield, went to college in Winona and moved back to the Twin Cities and have been here ever since.
How did you get involved in fitness: I loved running but was chronically hurt. I worked with an amazing trainer who became a friend. She added weight training into my workouts and found I was a stronger runner and far fewer injuries. Also, I grew up with parents who were not very active and have found how important it is to keep moving and getting stronger as you age.
Why do you love to coach: The connection I can make with people I coach. The excitement on their face when they obtain a personal best or find out just how strong they are. So many of us, me included, do not realize what we are capable of. I love helping people achieve their goals!
What do you like to do when you’re not working out: I am a homebody and my kids are adults so usually at home with my husband and our 2 pups. I love to read, watch movies, go for walks and hang out with friends.
What is a fact we may not know about you? My passion used to be running marathons and half marathons. That ended when I discovered weights 🙂