Stef Callens is the owner and founder of Vitality Training Studio. She loves connecting with her clients and helping them reach their full potential strength wise, as well as helping them be able to do whatever physical activity they want - from hiking a 14er or simply playing with their grandkids on the floor.
What made you become a personal trainer? After years in the corporate world where it seemed that all my effort was for nothing, I wanted to be able to really make a difference in people's lives. What better way than to teach them tools to live a healthier, more active life?!
What's your favorite exercise? running (I'm a distance runner) or any strength training with dumbbells or kettlebells
What's your least favorite exercise? yoga or the assault bike. I get bored easily and that machine is ridiculous!
What is your favorite part about being a personal trainer? That moment when a client realizes that can actually do something they hadn't been able to do before or in a long while.
What is your favorite demographic to train and why? I love training everyone but have 2 favorites. 1) Pregnant and postpartum women. As a mom of 2 small kids, I get there are so many changes physically and mentally to our bodies when we have a kid. I love helping moms safely stay active while pregnant and how to resume to their favorite activities once they are cleared from their doctors. 2) Women and men in their mid-40s-60s who either never made their health a priority or life has gotten in their way lately, and they are ready to focus on themselves and their health.
Why did you choose to own Vitality Training Studio? I love that it is a private studio. Clients don't have to worry about sharing equipment or feeling self-conscious like they would at a large gym. The studio provides a safe space for clients to feel comfortable achieving their health goals. The semi-private atmosphere also allows us, trainers, to help each other out, whether it's training each other's clients when we are on vacation or running ideas by each other for the best ways to help our clients.
What are your personal fitness training specialties? Pregnancy and postpartum, hip rehab, knee, shoulder, and back pain, runner's training, cycling strength
What are your favorite hobbies? Running, hiking, reading, traveling around the world, hanging out with my kids