Britney Greenwood

Group Exercise Coordinator / Personal Trainerbodybuilding

 

Not only does Britney have a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Physiology but is certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Pilates Instructor and TRX Suspension Training Instructor.  She has such dedication to fitness and health that she even participated in a figure competition.  She strives to give her clients the best overall care while catering to their restrictions and needs.

 

 

Here is what she had to say:

How long have you been a personal trainer (instructor)?  

13 years

Has fitness always been a part of your life or did you at some point make a decision to seek out that lifestyle?

Having a background as a competitive dancer and semi-jock since high school, being active and working out was always a part of my life. I love the gym life and gym atmosphere. It has never been so important though as when I started competing in figure competitions in 2013. Now I talk the talk and walk the walk.

What is your favorite healthy meal? Snack?  

Apple and almond butter, any veggies, grapefruit, almonds, cashews, and of course “Best Bar Ever”

Were you involved in sports while in school?

I dabbled in High School Track but was hardcore dedicated to dancing.

How would you describe your training (teaching) philosophy or style?

I would describe my training and teaching style as “a little bit of everything”. Whereas some trainers are stuck in one specific genre or practice, I like to get out there and experience multiple facets of gym life and pull from those experiences. Dance, Yoga, Power Lifting, Paddleboarding, Pilates, TRX, Corrective Exercise, Corrective Stretching, Kettlebells, Body Building are just a few of the forms of exercise that I can pull from when designing programs for clients.

I can train just about any demographic and appeal to both genders. I like to “cue” (aka talk)  a lot and I feel like it is a lost art with many trainers. I learned a lot of my cueing from teaching Pilates. You have to be able to explain to people what they should be feeling, how to get to that feeling because many people are not in touch with their body and it’s abilities. I like the ability to be proactive in helping people whether it is getting them stronger before an operation, reaching weight loss goals to achieve better health, or coming to me with minor issues that I can correct through exercise.

We hear you are a triathlete/music/actress/model/mom/involved in a charity/other? Tell us more about that?

I have been competing in a few figure competitions at the local level for a few years now. I do it for me. I do not do it to be famous, or get rich, or endorsements. I train for it like someone would train for a Tough Mudder, or Triathlon/ Marathon, or the CrossFit Games.

It gives me small goals over the span of several months and these goals can be easily attained for me. I like the feeling of being a woman with strength yet femininity. I want other woman to not fear muscle. It is what I chose to do and I am proud that I have accomplished what I have done thus far and will continue to become better in years to come.

Where were you born? 

Springfield, IL

What is the last meal you at?

6 egg whites, ½ cup of oatmeal, TB of coconut oil – microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30secs

What is your pet peeve?

People who complain about everything. You are alive, be grateful every day that you have been given another day!

Your biggest indulgences?

I try not “indulge”. I will allow myself a treat once and awhile. I enjoy some frozen yogurt or a girl scout thin mint cookie once in a while.

What you cannot miss on TV?

Ugh, I usually have an early bedtime so TV series kind of elude me. I do enjoy watching Banshee! The cast is so phenomenal, personally and professionally!

What is on your bucket list?

See every baseball stadium in the MLB!

Your go to playlist song?

Anything Missy Elliot or Nelly

Who are your heroes?

My dad and mom

What song instantly puts you in a good mood? 

Tie: Happy by Pharrell/ Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson

What is the best advice you have ever received?      

Just be you!

 

Written by: Maile Floyd from Sweti Services