We see it all the time, parents putting themselves last because, well…KIDS! It is so common to hear a mom say, “Work out? I can’t, because I don’t have child care.” So, when Empowered Fitness founder, Shela, reached out with the great idea to partner with SelectSitter to help her busy moms clients make time for the gym, we were sold! As a personal trainer, she hears it all the time and wanted to be able to provide a solution for moms whose only hurdle to self care was child care. Great idea, Shela!
We sat down with Shela to learn more about Empowered Fitness…
Why did you want to partner with SelectSitter?
Because I instantly recognized you could fill a need I can’t! So many women are mothers first and they feel guilt for making time to workout. They feel like they may be neglecting their children if they step away to train. Now they can have their kiddos with them at the gym under skilled supervision! Or for the mom who just doesn’t have the child care to workout, I wanted to make it possible for her to care for herself! Basically I saw the need and wanted to help women have one less reason to meet their health and fitness goals!
Tell us a little about your business model for Empowered Fitness:
I started Empowered Fitness because my passion is fitness! I lost weight myself and changed my life with exercise and nutrition. I quickly realized that I had a more specific desire to help women; to provide the tools and resources I wish I would have had access to at the beginning of my journey. My ultimate drive and goal is to help transform women’s lives through fitness allowing them to realize their true power and capabilities in life
Where can you provide training?
I provide training to women worldwide via online training! But I also offer in-person training through Rage Fitness in Nixa, MO (just a 10 minute drive from Springfield, MO).
What services do you provide?
I offer custom meal plans, goal-focused workouts, cardio programming, accountability, motivation and personal development work both in-person and online to my clients. Online training includes all of the above with weekly check ins via email, text,or FaceTime/Skype. In-person training meets with me weekly (number of times determined by the client). I provide all the above as well as in-person check ins (weekly and monthly), in-gym or home child care (via SelectSitter) and transformation photo shoots to celebrate your progress (via Megan Ashleih Boudoir).
How long have you been a personal trainer?
I have been a personal trainer for 10 years this year! And Empowered Fitness turns 4 this year!
Do you specialize in anything particular?
I specialize in weight loss and life transformations! Specifically, I help empower women to live their potential!
If interested, what does a mom need to do to get started?
If you are interested in learning how to live empowered by fitness, ladies can find me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/empoweredfitness15/). I am also available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can reach out to me to begin the interview process and see if we are the perfect fit to work together! I do currently have two openings for in-person training and am always taking new online clients!
As always, feel free to reach out to us here at SelectSitter too if you have any questions!