1st) Mubarakah Ibrahim, Balance Fitness Studio for Women
Mubarakah Ibrahim has done it all. She’s a wife, a mother and a business woman. These experiences help her relate to her clients and to incorporate fitness into their lives. “I love all of the women I come in contact with. I think they inspire me as much as I inspire them,” she says. Ibrahim owns and is the head personal trainer at Balance Fitness. After gaining a lot of weight during her first pregnancy, and seeing how others were inspired by her weight loss journey, she built a career training women. “I know how to push people to do things that they didn’t think they could do, but I don’t push too hard to discourage them,” she says. Ibrahim thinks her versatility really plays a role in making her stand out from the rest of the personal trainer crowd. “I can modify exercises so that everybody can be challenged. I can meet you where you are and take you to the next level,” she says. New on her horizon is an upcoming summer bootcamp for kids. “I love working with kids because if they go a week and they don’t lose two pounds, they’re not depressed.”
370 Davenport Ave.
2nd) Hank Drought, Personal Trainers.com
PO Box 1058
3rd) Jody Harrison, Planet Fitness (Amity)