Thomas Drinnon, personal trainer
1) Tell me a little about your job as a personal trainer.
Personal training is a lot like being a teacher. The components of it are instruction or health and nutrition varying from exercise technique to what to eat for dinner. The most effective way to accomplish this is to find the person's strengths and weaknesses in the physical body as well as how they eat.
I help people with these components in their own home. Sometimes I can take my 5-year-old son with me to meet clients. He loves to come with me, and the clients enjoy meeting him as well. He likes to tell people "more pushups" and such, which is pretty fun to watch.
2) How did you become a personal trainer? Was this something you were always interested in?
I started becoming interested in physical fitness in college majoring in exercise science specialist in athletic training at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. After moving to Dodge City, I decided to branch away from athletes to work with the common person. I have found that it is much more rewarding to help regular people dream and aspire to become healthy and improving their quality of life.
3) What's a common misconception about working out that you've found many people have? How would you change it?
The biggest misconception about personal training is the show “The Bbiggest Loser.” There is not nearly the amount of yelling and amounts of unhealthy exercise that those contestants endure. Keeping people safe from injury overrides anything else that happens during a session. There is a lot of laughing and fun involved in personal training. Yes it hurts, but it has to be fun or people aren’t going to stick with it.
More about Thomas Drinnon
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Family: Married with a 5 year old son
Hobbies: Spending as much time with his family as he can, visiting all the zoos they can within driving distance
IF you would like to contact Drinnon and schedule a personal training session, call (620) 253-7764 or e-mail him at email@example.com.