We had the good fortune of connecting with Ruby Pachall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ruby, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
You wear many hats as a trainer…sure you guide your clients through workouts and dietary changes, but there is also a huge emotional and mental component. They’ll be days when you show up and your client is in tears or they’ve had a hard day at work and you have to be able to adapt to their energy and meet them where they are in that moment, and then shift that energy to meet the next client’s needs. To be truly successful in this industry you need to be a damn good trainer, listening ear, confidant, motivator, and friend. Being able to read people and the mental space they’re in is a huge win when it comes to the client/trainer bond.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I think my niche in this industry is that I specialize in women’s fitness and I take the gym out of the mix. Many women aren’t comfortable in a traditional gym setting, or working out in groups. Fitness is a very personal journey. The fact that I travel to them in their comfort zone has been key for maintaining a consistent clientele. Was business easy? Is business ever easy? I don’t believe anything worth it is actually easy, but it’s worth the effort. It also helps that health and fitness are something I’m very passionate about. I said going into this that if I helped just one person feel better about themselves and reach their goals it was worth it. It’s my calling in life and that feels great!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We would definitely take a road trip with the dogs to a lake where we could be active by day and hangout chatting by a bonfire by night.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Firstly, my loyal clients. I didn’t know a soul when I moved to DFW and was lucky to have access to so many people and personalities through my work. My friends have always been my biggest cheerleaders, never letting me doubt myself, but also pushing me to grow in all aspects of my life.