Each month we feature someone from the True Health and Fitness team on this blog. This month we interviewed Jake Bringe, a personal trainer, Morning Muscle Coach at True Health and Fitness, and our unofficial gym comedian.
Tell us about your history with True Health and Fitness:
I started as a client with True Health and Fitness in 2015. At first I was personal training with Kevin then after a few months I joined the Spartan SGX class. Shortly after, I started to run races with the team and got to go to some awesome places and be a part of a group of great people that I cherish to this day. I ran Spartan Races for three seasons and went to some of the toughest races like Killington, Palmerton, and the West Virginia. I became a certified personal trainer through ISSA back in February 2016. I started off and still continue to do personal training at THF. Recently, in 2018, I started coaching the Morning Muscle class for those who like to take the day by the horns and get moving in the AM.
What do you like most about coaching the Morning Muscle fitness class?
The vibe and the people are what makes the Morning Muscle class fun. Getting up and training a group of motivated people right as the sun rises and the light enters the gym is a great experience. We have fun with the class and everyday has something new to it, whether it be the workout or the conversation between the group. We work hard and we achieve goals but at the end of the day it’s still 6:30 in the morning so we always make sure we have a good time and prepare ourselves for a great day ahead.
What is your coaching style?
Goal driven, laid back, and fun. First and foremost I want to see my clients achieve their goals. I want to make sure my clients see their hard work pay off and see the changes they want in themselves. I am a very laid back and goofy person, so your not going to get the tough guy vibe from me at all. I want people to have a good time and laugh while they are at the gym so that it doesn’t become just another task for the day but rather something to look forward to.
What is your favorite tool for staying motivated?
Honestly the mirror is my motivation. And I’m not just saying my appearance is what motivates me but what I mean is do I like who I see staring back at me everyday. I like to look in the mirror and see I guy who puts his best foot forward, who works hard, and who gives everything a shot. Yeah I like to look good and feel good about my looks but honestly working out and staying motivated in the gym is more about personal growth and development for me. I believe that who we are in the gym is a good indicator of who we are in life. Come into the gym and give it your best and you’ll find that the effort you put in here will pay off in more ways than one.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my free time I like to work on my 1971 Datsun 240z and chill. When I am not at the gym I can either be found at my house drumming, messing with cars, or mountain biking with the boys.