We had the good fortune of connecting with Lexi Amorray and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lexi, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Initially, I wanted to impact lives through fitness. I didn’t really intend on making a business out of it. It really just happened. I worked a 9-5 managing a private practice, and although I had such passion for protecting patients in healthcare, my true niche was in the gym, creating a blueprint and sharing knowledge to women who did not know where to begin their fitness journey. I eventually realized that I could spend my days doing this for hours and not feel like I was working at all. Becoming a staple in a woman’s journey to find herself physically and mentally is such an honor in itself that earning money doing what I love has actually always been a second-hand priority. I remember what it felt like suffering from depression and not having a figure in my life who understood how that negatively impacted my body.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Certified Personal Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist with 5 years of experience in the industry, with certifications in Level-1 Sports Performance & Nutrition . I am most proud of the fact that my personal fitness journey is what drives me to become the best female trainer in the DFW. More importantly, I have obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. This sets me apart because I am driven to help improve a woman’s health both physically and mentally. It wasn’t easy getting to this point. I suffered from depression and anxiety to the point where my physical health declined and I could not focus on my career path. I immersed myself in books, both physical training and self-help books, which jumpstarted my intention to better myself, both for me and my career. Once I started meeting multiple women who needed the same guidance and had the privilege of being their trainer, it helped teach me that personal training is much more than going to the gym to look your best self. It’s a constant up-and-down relationship with falling in love with your body all while keeping your mind in the right place. I want the world to know that fitness isn’t a “task”. It is a lifestyle you have to be ready to fall in love with. That’s the hardest part. Once you’re past that, you’ll open doors for yourself that you didn’t think were possible.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I am thankful for my parents, Mary & Nathan, for always supporting my daring decisions. I’ve always been a risk-taker, and I know I’ve driven them crazy sometimes making them worry about outcomes I wasn’t even sure would come to fruition. I’ve lived in Dallas by myself since the age of 18. My support system is 10 hours away, but there hasn’t been a day where they forget to remind me how proud they are for coming this far in such a short time frame, all on my own. I’m thankful for my partner, Caleb, who pushed and supported me to leave the corporate world and pursue my dreams. His love, faith, and support was the foundation of my career. Lastly, I’m thankful for my co-owner, Sam, for choosing and trusting me to create a gym home for other like-minded trainers and clientele that was nothing like corporate gyms could offer. We have now built a strong, driven family of diversified trainers who service all of DFW for their health and fitness needs.
Other: My Gym: @dddperformancecenter on Instagram
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