We had the good fortune of connecting with Claire Becker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Claire, what do you attribute your success to?
Building genuine relationships with my clients. Oftentimes people reach out to a personal trainer because something in their life isn’t what they want it to be. They might feel overweight, unhealthy, unattractive, and anxious about making a big change in their life. It is a vulnerable position to be in, and I don’t take that lightly. My number one goal for anyone I work with is for them to feel safe and comfortable. No positive change can come without those factors in place. If they don’t trust me then I won’t be able to help them become an even better version of their amazing selves, which is genuinely my ultimate purpose. And when we create that relationship they are able to open up and truly change in more ways than just losing a few pounds.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a personal trainer who helps women regain their confidence and sense of self by getting strong. I work predominantly with women in their 30’s – 60’s and have cultivated a community and environment that is all about positivity, encouragement, inclusivity and kindness. While many in the industry focus their efforts simply on weight loss, I approach fitness and training through a lens of how to make a women feel empowered and bold. Life for a woman shouldn’t just be about looking a certain prescribed way; we deserve to be strong, to be heard, to take up space, to be leaders in our careers, to be assertive as mothers and partners, to be independent. I am always a “proud mama” when my clients brag about how they hauled a 50 pound bag of dog food over their shoulder while declining help from a man who assumed they couldn’t handle it, or when they ask for a heavier set of weights, or when they laugh and tell me their t-shirts don’t fit because their biceps got bigger and THEY LOVE IT! Seeing the transformation from a women who thinks she needs to be smaller and quieter into a woman who walks proudly with her head high and feels like she can conquer whatever life gives her makes my heart burst and reaffirms that I am doing what I was meant to do.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would go to the Safari Park in Escondido. I love how you are able to see the animals all living together in a wide open space. I think it’s a pretty unique experience. Afterwards hit up Cordiano Winery for some pizza, wine and a beautiful view. For a classic San Diego beach day check out 15th St in Del Mar. A trip to Balboa Park to wander around the grounds is a must, peeking into museums and having lunch at the Prado. For some great Mexican food and margaritas check out Baja Betty’s in Hillcrest, San Diego’s most fabulous neighborhood.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The amazing staff and trainers at Nakoa Fitness & Physical Therapy in Carlsbad, CA. I had little to no experience or knowledge about how to be a personal trainer, but they saw past that for the potential I had and gave me an internship, then eventually hired me on as a coach. I learned more from everyone I worked with there than I ever could have from books and just getting a job at a gym.

Website: www.claireconditioning.com

Instagram: @claireconditioning

Twitter: @clairecondition

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/claireannbecker/

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/claire-conditioning-san-diego

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfjZwre4SOAr8and2rbmiVg

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