Inside her personal training studio off Highway 6 in Waco, TX, Jenny Higginbotham not only helps her clients tone muscles, improve their posture and reach their fitness goals, but she also helps them break down barriers to workout success and find empowerment and community.
“Our mission is to empower women to be strong through faith and fitness,” Higginbotham said. “We want to help walk with [our clients] through their fitness journey to give them the tools to keep going.
”The career personal trainer, who has more than 15 years of experience, wants clients to get more out of their workouts than a stronger body.
“We really try to dig deep with our clients so that we can help them avoid obstacles that might keep them from being healthy in the future.”
Higginbotham started her career as a single trainer, but she realized over time that personal training was a luxury for many people. So, she set out to create a gym where small groups or individuals could get the attention of a personal trainer without the hefty price tag.
“I wanted to help more people and give those who couldn’t normally afford the one-on-one training the individualized attention they needed.”
And even though the training is professional, clients don’t have to be workout experts to join 610 Fit.
“One of my favorite things is working with people who haven’t really been consistently working out because I get to build their foundation,” she said.
The gym’s owner also loves tailoring workouts to brides-to-be.
“Brides are a lot of fun because they have a goal that they’re trying to reach,” Higginbotham said. “I want to help them get that moment where everyone can see the hard work they put in.”
Not only does 610 Fit offer brides individual training for the big day, but they also offer fitness challenges for bridal parties to work toward a common goal.
“The bridal fitness challenges include an online workout for your whole bridal party,” she said. “You even get a customized Facebook page to track your progress and earn points.”
While the individual training and fitness challenges are exciting, Higginbotham said the most important thing clients get out of joining 610 Fit is the supportive community.
“The people who have joined the gym since it opened have become an awesome group,” she said. “Everyone inspires and supports each other.”
For more information about 610 Fit, you can send a message through their website at 610Fit.com or call them at 254-216-1020.
Jessa is a part-time freelance writer and full-time mom to two energetic children. She was a long-time resident of Bell County, but is now enjoying life in the Waco area, running around with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity in craft projects and home decor. She finds inspiration everywhere she goes and uses these experiences to create articles that inspire and touch those who read them.