Personal trainer Brenda Green has created a virtual fitness community that empowers women to reach their fitness goals. Through a live streaming fitness class with certified trainer Brenda Green, the owner of Fit4aBetterMe and creator of Virtually Better Fitness, the virtual fitness community allows you to exercise from the comfort of your own home.
Many of Brenda’s clients are women who understand the importance of exercise on their health but struggle to find the time, need motivational support, or are frustrated with programs that only produce short term results.
“As a mom, wife, and business owner, I understand the difficulties with balancing it all,” says Brenda. “And as a breast cancer survivor, I also understand the value of being physically healthy.”
Journey towards health
Founded in 2016, Fit4aBetterMe began as a part of Brenda’s personal journey as she battled Stage 2 breast cancer.
“Those months were extremely difficult,” says Brenda, reflecting back. “There were many painful days.”
During her short term disability, Brenda studied for her personal training certificate with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She passed the test for her certification the day before she started chemotherapy. This small victory pushed her forward through the difficult times ahead.
Determined to survive and live cancer-free for her young daughter, Brenda began focusing on her fitness. She made it a personal goal to exercise as much as possible from home.
“It was my way of beating cancer each day I was able to,” says Brenda. “I didn’t realize how strong I was and how much my faith kept me alive, kept my mental toughness and focus to continue to push forward.”
It’s this strong mentality that she now brings into all areas of her life including her business.
Empowering others with a virtual fitness community
Brenda’s mission now is to inspire other women to be healthier, fitter, and better versions of themselves, inside and out.
Through her virtual fitness community, Brenda is able to offer women the tools and resources they need to reach those fitness goals, even when they are pressed for time.
Fit4aBetterMe is innovative in its approach. It is the perfect program for those who want to make fitness a priority but have limited time or need extra guidance and motivation.
Designed to meet each person where they are on their personal fitness journey, Fit4aBetterMe offers a variety of live-streaming fitness classes in strength training, Zumba, cardio, and yoga. Virtual fitness group sessions, lead by a certified trainer, leverage video and audio technology to create a community environment that builds confidence and extends motivation.
For thirty minutes, -no commute, and minimal equipment-, each member is able to enjoy unlimited fitness classes and get a well-rounded exercise program from the comfort of their own home. Clients may also add a nutritional coaching package to complete the formula that will support their fitness and health for the rest of their lives.
Prioritizing one’s fitness is the first step to making lasting changes toward a healthier, happier life.
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Celebrating life’s victories
After surviving cancer, Brenda now celebrates all her victories. In 2017, a year after breast cancer, Brenda won two 1st place and 2 second place medals in her first bikini competition.
“It was a perfect victory,” says Brenda. “It was also my 37th birthday.”
This victory became a symbolic celebration of life. She had survived one of the hardest periods of her life. She was fit and healthy. Another year older.
“I was able to celebrate life by standing in front of my daughter, husband, friends, and family as a winner, survivor, and a strong woman.”
Now nothing feels impossible. With any dream or goal—both personal or professional—Brenda believes you just need to get started.
“You don’t need to know all the steps to get there,” says Brenda, “you just need to know the first one and take it.”
When Brenda began exercising from home as her personal way to beat cancer each day, she had no idea it would lead her to a flourishing virtual fitness community that would inspire other women.
The journey may be uncertain, but all you need to do is take that first step and start something.