MEET THE TEAM - TRACY HO
Meet The Team – Tracy Ho
Meet Tracy Ho, an enthusiastic gym instructor from Broadwood Leisure Centre. Tracy regularly receives raving reviews from our members through her involvement in helping them reach their goals. Tracy’s dedication to her craft is inspiring and has changed many lives due to her hard work.
Tracy is our ‘Meet The Team’ employee for the month of January.
Read Tracy’s full bio below.
Tell us about yourself and your job?
I am 30 years old and I have been working as a full time Gym Instructor at Broadwood Leisure centre for a year and a half. My job consists of helping people to achieve their fitness goals as well as providing them with support and motivation. I do this through devising programmes, carrying out fitness tests, ensuring regular reviews and delivering classes such as gym fit, kettle bells and ultimate core. I enjoy my job as I get to meet different people who want to achieve different things, which in turn challenge my own skills to help them do this. I work with a good team at Broadwood which makes the job so much easier and enjoyable. As a new member of staff I couldn’t have asked for a better welcome.
What interested you in the health and fitness industry?
I was not always involved the fitness industry and started my career as a nursery teacher. I have always been quite a sport minded person and my favourite sport is football. I played for my school team at Bishopbriggs High School where my coach put me forward for the Scotland Development Squad. I continued to play in the Women’s League for a few years before I began to find it hard to juggle work life with training and match days. After seven years in childcare, I decided to go travelling in Australia where I found myself inspired and motivated to progress, and move on in my career. When I got home I decided to go back to college at the age of 25, where I achieved my HNC and HND in Sports coaching and Development. After I achieved my qualification, I started working with Renfrewshire leisure as a casual Sports coach and then got a permanent contract as a cleaner in the leisure centre. I decided I wanted to keep progressing and I put myself through my Gym instructor level two qualification, which then lead me into a part time gym instructor post with the company. During this period, I still coached football every weekend and would also be coaching for all the seasonal sports camps. I travelled about a lot and by working part time; I didn’t feel it gave me enough security as my coaching was only seasonal and weekends. Now I am a full time Instructor at Broadwood and have been given the opportunity to add to my qualifications such as GP Referral, Pre and Post Natal and Weigh to Go.
What are your hobbies?
I often play five aside football with friends and like to keep my days off work active. I also train in the gym at Broadwood with a mix of cardio and weights. I enjoy going adventures such as go ape, go-karting, snowboarding, hill walking etc. I am family orientated and like to spend time with them, whether that’s eating out or just popping in for a visit.
That’s all for this month’s ‘Meet the Team’. Stay tuned for the next instalment coming soon! Who will be next?