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Meet Simone Mardner

Today we’d like to introduce you to Simone Mardner.

Simone, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As a child, being active was how so expressed my feelings. Whether I was happy or sad, I would take to sports and physical activity to work through my emotions. I grew up in Jamaica where children spent most of their time outside. We explore, learn, and grow within ourselves, in our environment and with our friends and siblings.

As I got older, I turned to organized sports. I ran track and played volleyball during High school. I loved it! I eventually had to drop sports in school because my family could not afford it and my mother thought it best to focus on my studies. After I graduated high school, I moved to the United States.

My interest then developed more in fitness. And at the age of 24, I became a certified Personal Trainer. I moved on to trying many positions in the fitness industry such as Fitness manager, group instructor, group fitness management and lead trainer. It was through these management positions that I developed my passion to help others develop their careers and bodies in fitness.

I spent most of my career in New York City and moved to Los Angeles two years ago. I started with nothing but my experience and education. I work mostly independently traveling to my client’s homes and offices to teach. I was fortunate to land a position at a new fitness studio five months after moving to LA but unfortunately the business closed its doors permanently on March 15.

Due to the Covid-19 virus, it’s been impossible to find work because all the gyms are closed. Until they reopen, I’ve been spending my time reconnecting with past clients through virtual training sessions, coaching, and performing classes for those on the front line fighting the virus. Bach fitness offers classes for FREE.

At this time, I’m not thinking about myself. I’m healthy, and while I am I will continue to assist others in the only way I can. Fitness.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
As an introvert, being in the fitness industry is not so tolerant. I have to find ways to stand out among people who are more than willing to show off their bodies to obtain attention and clients. I decided a long time ago that everything I do will be done with integrity and respect for myself and others. I don’t fit in with the majority.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m known for running tough Bootcamps indoors and outdoors. I specialize in functional, sports-based training than can be modified and progressed for any individual no matter their fitness level. What makes Bootcamp so tough? I emphasize that my clients maintain the integrity of the exercise. I check form, and coach and set the expectation that a strong core is more important than counting reps and doing flashy “camera ready” exercises.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’m looking forward to a fresh start once it’s safe to re-engage with the fitness community. I’d like to continue to build my online community and be able to self sustain my income through a community of devout believers in who I am, what I do, how I do it, and why I do.

Contact Info:

  • Email: simonemardner@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Bodyaudacity

Image Credit:
@lucidhuman, @kerryjamesphotography

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