Valerie Waters is a personal trainer in Hollywood and has been sculpting celebrity bodies for over 20 years. She started getting into fitness when she was still in high school and trained for track & field. She fell in love with strength training as she found weight lifting as a form of stress relief, which she said really helped when she was stressed over high school issues.
Her first job was as a gym membership sales agent, but she barely got anything out of it. It wasn’t until she got hired as a personal trainer did her career start to flourish. Even though her experience mostly came from working with people for thousands of hours, she was known to get people into shape. She would eventually land a gig with Cindy Crawford, the first of her long list of celebrity clients.
Today, Valerie shares with us how she got to where she is right now, the difference between celebrities and average clients, her thoughts on how to motivate people to achieve their goals, and why she thinks it’s okay to not be as hardcore as most people are.
“All of us can change, it just depends on what your level of commitment is.” Valerie Waters
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Celebrities are like us except they get more motivated when they get a movie offer.
- She figures out the strategy for busy people. Even if people were pressed with time, so long as the motivation is there it will work.
- People have to be taught the lifestyle. Food is to be enjoyed and it’s okay to be not so hardcore. You just have to be alright with only having a certain level of fitness versus what you could have if you raised it up a notch or two.
- To get to the next level, doing more of the same thing won’t work. You got to take it up a notch.
- Raise your standards, especially in clean eating. Don’t fall off because of M&Ms. It’s alright to get cravings, but you have to fill yourself with clean food as much as possible. So even if you fall from your goals, you won’t fall far.
- Planning your meals can be a great deterrent to snacking. Don’t leave your nutrition to chance.
- Excessive cardio makes them so hungry and ends up ruining their diet.
- The more you eat clean food the harder it is to eat junk.
- The body adjusts to new habits and ends up preferring it. It becomes your new standard.
- The difference between who gets results and someone who doesn’t is the person who’s willing to do the work even when they don’t feel like it.
- We change our lives through changing our bodies and it starts with fitness.
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