Live Your Dreams (LYD) Stars: Lauren Schubert & Brooke Corio
Each week we will introduce you to our (LYD) Live Your Dream Stars. These awesome women are living their dream. Through their stories, we hope to inspire you to live your dreams.
This week ambassador Susan Fiorentino interviewed Lauren Schubert and Brooke Corio, co-owners and founders of Trinity Training.
Working out keeps me motivated. Even with my busy schedule, working out is always a priority. I was getting bored with my regular gym routine and wanted to change up my workouts before I found myself in a rut. I subscribe to a few fitness magazines, and always look for inspiration in the featured articles. I came across an article in Self Magazine about Kettle Bell Kickboxing and hoped there was a gym that offered this class in my hometown. After a quick search, Trinity Training was the first gym that came up.
I signed up for my first Kettle Bell Kickboxing class and was a little nervous about it. Although I have an athletic background, I had never taken a class like this. The first class was challenging, and made me sore for a few days. But I was determined to make this workout part of my routine. Lauren Schubert, one of Trinity Training’s owners, kept me determined throughout the entire class, even when I felt like quitting.
This February will be my one-year anniversary at Trinity Training. I could not be happier with how I feel about myself. Having trainers who are motivating in and out of class has been life changing and truly inspiring. Looking back on this past year, I am proud of the progress I have made in the class, and of all the women I have met through Kettle Bell Kickboxing.
I had the opportunity to talk to Lauren Schubert and Brooke Corio, co-owners and founders of Trinity Training. They shared insights on how to chase dreams and make the most out of opportunities right in front of you. Struggling with your New Year’s resolution? Read here, these dream tid-bits below might inspire to restart, revamp and dream big.
1. What motivated you to start your own business and open Trinity Training?
Brooke and I have been really fortunate to be trained and mentored by the best teachers and trainers in NYC. It inspired us to want the same caliber of training to be available to the women of Staten Island, where we both live. And we knew we were just the girls to do it!
2. How do you balance your full-time job, running Trinity Training, and your personal life?
Well, it’s really more of a juggle and realizing that when you juggle, one of those balls might fall. When that’s about to happen (and it happens more than you’d like it to) you just have to own it by asking for help with what you need, or saying sorry when you can’t or didn’t get to something. Also, a good support system is worth its weight in gold. We couldn’t do this without our moms and boyfriends!
3. What is a unique attribute to Trinity Training that makes it different from other gyms?
The class sizes are kept small for a more personalized experience. This allows us to pay more attention to a client’s form, what their goals are, and what motivates them, so they can steadily progress in their training.
4. What is one piece of advice you can give to young women who are working towards chasing their own dreams?
Whatever it is you want to do, you have to push past any fears, doubts, and cynics and just go for it! Don’t ever stop believing in yourself because this is your life, and no one else will work as hard as you do at making your dreams come true.
5. What is your favorite part of owning your own business?
It’s a toss-up between constantly (and happily) surprising ourselves with what we’re able to handle and accomplish, and giving our passion a home where we can hone it.
6. How did you overcome the initial struggles of starting your own business?
Definitely with a positive attitude and a degree of mental toughness! Being the type of woman who wants to open her own business means you probably view situations a little differently than other people do. Instead of seeing a struggle as a bad thing, we tend to view it as a challenge, and then use it as an opportunity to grow. Ultimately, even through moments of doubt, you’ll realize that everything you’re doing is for your future and the future of your business, and that’s what helps you keep going.
7. How did you motivate yourself to save and fund the money needed to start Trinity Training?
Being in our late 20s, we each already had some money in savings for things like a house or a wedding. The opportunity to open Trinity came a lot sooner than we anticipated, so we decided to take a gamble on ourselves because we’re worth the risk.
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