|From South Florida, Trina is a Certified Fitness Professional and Group Exercise Instructor, along with possessing a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology. With over 10 years of experience and education in the health and fitness field, not only have I chosen this path as my lifestyle, but it is also my Passion. I demonstrate great pride in living a healthy, stable life, and sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm for fitness with my clients and others. As a trained studio dancer for over 20-some years, Trina has also succeeded as a National Level Fitness Competitor and now continuing to push forward in the Figure Division, as she strives to earn her NPC Figure ProCard in 2007.
I was trained in classical ballet since the age of 3 and basically lived in a dance studio until I was 12 years old. At age 7, I would tag-along with my mom to her Jazzercise classes in my little ballet leotard, tights, and legwarmers. Even as a kid I was a complete "ham."
I started watching all of the fitness shows, such as, Kiana Tom, Cory Everson, BodyShaping, and Denise Austin at age 12, and fell in love with the concept of fitness and wanted to look like the trimmed, toned bodies on television. I begged my dad to buy me one of those SoloFlex machines, that were really popular back in the day, and of course...I got it! I would also save up my allowance and every week to buy a new workout tape and a heavier set of hand weights. Before I knew it, I developed my own little gym in my bedroom. I was a pretty lucky kid; I even had a treadmill and Stairclimber. Everyday throughout junior high and high School, I came home, watched my pretaped exercise shows, and worked out. I even remembering my dad knocking on my door in the middle of the night telling me "the treadmill was too loud, stop working out, and go to bed!" Even as a teenager, fitness was an obsession. At that point, I knew I was destined to have a career and lifestyle with health and fitness.
Throughout high school I danced on the school's dance team, where I was also a captain and choreographer for all of our routines. I left for college where I continued to dance on the University's Dance Team, started teaching aerobics, and personal training. During my 4 years of college, I realized I wanted to compete and be a part of the fitness world like those I saw in Oxygen Magazine.
By the end of my college career, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology and decided to leave my home-state of Wisconsin and head to South Florida. Literally 2 days after graduating, everything I owned was packed in a moving truck with my little red Eclipse hooked to the back, and I was on my way to a location that I had never even been to. Everyone that knew back home said, "She'll never leave. She'll get to the Wisconsin border and turn around." Well, it's been over 7 years and I have never looked back!