This November, we’re highlighting our personal trainer of the month, Raetricia Lucero. With a love for fitness at an early age, Tricia has turned her passion into a career. Read on to learn more about her background, favorite post-workout snack and more.
What’s your background?
My education includes a degree in Human Biology and USAW 1 credentials. Being able to share my knowledge, passion for fitness and overall wellbeing in order to help others achieve their fitness goals is very gratifying.
What inspired you to embark on the fitness journey with your career?
My passion for fitness grew at an early age. Being involved in athletics was and still is important to my large family’s lifestyle. I played soccer, softball, basketball and volleyball and later went on to play collegiate basketball at Chadron State.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give anyone interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist?
Taking the time and investing in your clients overall achievements and goals are essential components. With each client comes different challenges and different goals.
Take time to get to know their training styles. Do they get bored easily or do they like change? How do I keep them motivated and on track? This is amongst one of the many facets of my job that makes it fascinating and worthwhile.
What’s your favorite workout style?
I don’t have a favorite workout style. I like to switch it all the time that way I don’t get bored, and I stay motivated myself. Some days I’ll train for hypertrophy, next day I might do a high intensity workout and then another day I’ll do Olympic weightlifting.
What is your favorite thing to eat after a workout?
I typically enjoy a protein shake and some sort of carb, like pineapple, after completing a workout.
What’s one food you can’t live without?
Mexican food—I grew up in a Hispanic household, so it’s a must!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Be present” and allow yourself to focus on what’s happening right now in your life, not the past because it’s already behind you and not the future because it hasn’t happened yet. But instead “be present” in the moment with whatever you’re doing or who you’re with. Never give less than yourself.
What motivates you?
My family motivates me. Their love and support is always at the forefront. My clients motivate me as well. Whether it’s a high five, a hug, a smile, some tears of joy because they’re reaching their goals. It’s exhilarates me, and makes me so proud just knowing we together are making strides, and beating the odds!
Are you ready to take your fitness goals to a new level with Tricia? Contact the North Central Phoenix facility today to schedule a personal training session with her.