introducing our instructor of the month


introducing our instructor of the month

Featured Instructor: Marsha Kaufman
AFAA Certifications: Group Exercise Instructor, Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor
Home Base: Kansas City, Missouri

sun iconSPECIALIZATIONS:
Injury Prevention, Yoga and Wellness Coaching

heart iconWHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY CAREER IN FITNESS:
The love of being part of the transformation which begins with a little physical effort and the willingness to achieve goals that redefine personal potential is what inspired me to make fitness my profession.

There are always wins to celebrate

My Client's Success Energizes Me

For Kenneth J. Riggins, a regular client, Marsha’s influence has been a game-changer. “She rocks her fitness skills by being the perfect mixture of compassion for those of us who are no longer athletic, and leading by her example,” said Kenneth. “Marsha is an incredible athlete who has run marathons in almost every state. She is a great motivator as she is always tailoring my workouts to meet my specific physical and motivational needs."

Doing Work that Makes a Difference

Fifteen years ago, I trained a client, Vivian, who was in her late 70’s. Her goal was to continue living independently despite her five children all residing in other states. Thus, they were very concerned and nervous of her working with me. During the initial months of training, I had the opportunity to meet each one and received their ‘blessing’ that I was in fact, doing good for their mom. Vivian and I remained friends long after the training ended. Last fall when I sent my condolences on her passing, her daughter commented how fond her mother, Vivian, was of me. I felt such warmth. Never think you are ‘just a trainer’ as you may make the world of difference to someone through what you do.

What Marsha Loves Most

Inspiring the countless individuals I have met to feel happier and healthier in their thoughts and actions. Happy people make the world a better place.

Marsha's Advice to You

Seek a mentor and be willing to learn from mistakes. Opportunity is on the other side of saying “yes,” even when challenging!

Learn how you can start on your own path to becoming an Instructor Who Rocks. Learn more about our Group Fitness Instructor Certification.

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