Meet James Faith, Skimble‘s featured Trainer! He is a US Army Veteran on a mission to help people improve their health, the same way he was inspired by fellow trainers throughout his own weight loss journey. We recently had the chance to chat with James and learn about how hard work and determination really are the key factors that lead to sustainable success.
Tell us a bit about your background and where you’re from.
James: I grew up in Nebraska and I am an Army Veteran. I joined the day after the towers were hit, and never looked back. I did two combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
What inspired you to become a personal trainer?
James: My own personal struggles in combination with some medication I was on after retiring from the Army made me balloon all the way up to 500 pounds. I had a doctor tell me that things wouldn’t end well for me if I did not make a change. Eventually, I fell in love with fitness and was inspired by trainers that helped me, so I wanted to pay it forward.
What are your training specialties?
- MMA Conditioning
- Performance and Sports enhancement
- Corrective Exercise
- Obstacle Race Preparation
What’s your favorite Workout Trainer feature?
James: The ability to edit a workout if need be, to scale it to one’s ability level.
Who are your heroes?
James: The Rock, and all the guys I served alongside overseas.
What keeps you motivated to stay fit yourself?
James: My health for starters, and also knowing that I have goals I want to achieve and that my fitness is what will make that happen.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
James: Spongebob Squarepants.
What are your hidden talents?
James: I don’t really have any hidden talents, but I am pretty good at Archery.
Do you have any go-to training gear that you would recommend?
James: If I could use only 3 items for the rest of my life, it would a brute force sandbag, an assault bike, and a rowing machine.
Please share a secret health/fitness tip with the Skimble community…
James: Nothing is really a secret. In my eyes, everything is cut and dry. Health, fitness, and weight loss is a not quick fix. You have to be able to sustain healthy behaviors and the next fad that you see on television will not work in the long term.
Thanks for sharing with us, James, we’re excited to see what the future will bring for you and your training biz!
James Faith is currently accepting new clients for 1:1 Online Personal Training in Workout Trainer. Get signed up today and let him help you crush your fitness goals.
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