The Lake House Fitness Coach of the Month for October is April Goyer!
Name: April Goyer
Teaches: Personal Trainer
Q1: What is one interesting fact about you that would surprise people?
April: I had a very “glamorous” job in college as a performer for Disney World. I played one of the Three Little Pigs, the Wicked Stepmother from Cinderella, Chip and Dale, Burt in Mary Poppins, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and a host of other characters. I am comforted in knowing that I have a fall-back career if I need it.
Q2: What is your favorite post workout meal?
April: I always recommend low fat cottage cheese. According to the experts, eating cottage cheese after a workout gives your body protein and carbohydrates for post-exercise muscle recovery. This near perfect food also has specific health benefits for your bones that can help keep your body in good condition for a lifetime of workouts.
Q3: What has been your favorite fitness certification?
April: My Health Coach Certification through the American Council on Exercise is a favorite. A significant portion of Americans are at risk for deadly, but entirely preventable diseases due to sedentary lifestyles. Health coaching is about moving people to adopt healthy, long-term, sustainable behaviors that can change the course of their lives. As a health coach, I provide exercise training, nutritional education, and behavior change coaching.
Q4. If you could take any certification that you don’t currently have, what would it be?
April: I plan to take a boxing certification. According to the American Council on Exercise, boxing is a superior form of exercise because it is a total body workout, incinerates calories, flattens your tummy, knocks out stress, improves grace and balance, strengthens your body, exercises your heart, and safely pushes your limits. It is also tons of fun.
Q5: Who is someone that inspires you on a regular basis and why?
April: My sister Lisa is my hero. She was born with spina bifida and has spent much of her life in a wheelchair. Even though her guidance counselor in high school tried to steer her away from college toward something “easier”, Lisa went on to earn her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University. Ultimately she graduated from Divinity School to become a Lutheran pastor and the Director of Disability Services for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Throughout her life, Lisa has dealt head on with her complex medical issues, including most recently a stroke. She has never complained about her health and enjoys her life immensely.
Congratulations April!! Wonderful Job!!
-Submitted by Lake House