We are so excited here at At Home Fit because we have recently added Marilyn Gibbs to our team. She has been working with us for several months and is an exciting addition to At home Fit.
Marilyn joins At Home Fit with over 20 years’ experience as a Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Marilyn worked as a Division 1 college strength coach then owned and operated her own personal training and athlete development business in CT prior to starting a family. Her vast experience working with all client populations, from youth to geriatric, allows her to recognize and adapt to the changing needs and goals of the client.
An avid athlete, Marilyn played both soccer and lacrosse in college where she studied
exercise science. She has completed 4 marathons, including 2 Bostons! She enjoys being outside and staying active with her daughter and twin boys.
We sat down with Marilyn recently to get to know her a little better.
Question: What are you most passionate about professionally and personally?
Marilyn: Helping clients overcome their obstacles, whether it be, physical, mental or
personal and achieve their fitness/wellness goals. Personally? Being a positive role
model for my 3 children. Showing them through example how to love the outdoors,
embrace nature and be healthy and happy.
Question: What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Marilyn: What I do every day, be a mom! Seriously, I think it would be fun to be an
outdoor adventure guide (hiking, snowshoeing, etc).
Question: What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
Marilyn: The results my clients earn. The minutes/seconds my athletes shred off their
best times. The strength/endurance my clients gain.
Question: How long have you been working in your field?
Marilyn: I’m dating myself but I’ve been a trainer & strength and conditioning coach for 23 years!
Question: What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Marilyn: Birthing twins! Making the NCAA Div III final four as an athlete (soccer) and helping a Div I women’s volleyball team reach the final four as a strength coach.
Question: How does your education connect to your professional career?
Marilyn: I got my undergrad degree in kinesiology, and my masters in exercise science. I love research and how the body functions. When I started out, I worked primarily with athletes and I just love making them faster, stronger and more agile. When I hurt my knee my senior year in high school, I was fascinated with the rehab and then more so the preventative aspect of injuries. That’s when I became interested in studying the human body.
Question: What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?
Marilyn: Working around injuries (adjusting workouts). Also, myths-by educating them on nutrition & building them a solid training plan.
Question: What are you complimented on most in your work?
Marilyn: My ability to get clients to work out of their comfort zone. And my knack to train all populations (youth - collegiate athletes, moms, weekend warriors and elderly.
Question: Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?
Marilyn: I’m an athlete at heart and I’m super competitive. I love training athletes that have that fire and will do whatever it takes to be their best. Along those lines, I also love training moms like myself. Those that were athletic and miss the competitive nature of sport. They love the competitive aspect of a good workout and embrace the way it makes them feel along with being able to keep up with their kids and play alongside