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Linda Buchert

    Personal Information

    I am a 44 year old mother of 3 sons, aged 14, 16, and 18.  I am also a registered nurse.  I have been a fitness enthusiast since the age of 17.   Running was my original passion.  I have competed in the Washington DC marathon, the Marine Corp marathon, the Army ten miler, the Rock N Roll Half marathon, and countless 5K’s.  I began weight training at the age of 30. Once I began to see strength and muscle, I was hooked!!  My first figure competition was in Virginia in 2007, where I won the Novice division.

    What are your greatest fitness accomplishments so far?

    My greatest fitness accomplishment so far is being able to inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle.  I love it when someone approaches me in the gym to tell me that my hard work is an inspiration to them.
    When I was 19 or 20 years old I was hospitalized for anorexia nervosa.  At that time, a physician told me that I was lucky to be alive at 5 foot 3 and about 65 lbs.  I have come a long way both physically and mentally since then, thanks to fitness and a fit lifestyle!

    What do you enjoy most about fitness?

    The sense of strength and accomplishment that I feel after completing a difficult workout.

    What are your fitness goals?

    1. To continue to compete as long as it is enjoyable. 
    2. To stay healthy and active. 
    3.To continue to inspire others (especially women my age) to not give up on their fitness goals.

    What motivates you to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

    My family motivates me.  My future goals motivate me. My competitive nature motivates me! 

    What is the best part about working with Julie?

    Getting a fresh perspective on diet and workout.  I have worked with other trainers in the past and each brings something different to the table. 

    What is the worst part about working with Julie?

    Probably plyometrics workouts, but that is part of the process!!

    Favorite 'diet' food:

    Definitely protein pancakes made with Beverly Ultimate Muscle Protein.


    Elizabethtown, KY

    I love it when someone approaches me in the gym to tell me that my hard work is an inspiration to them.

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