Founder, CEO & San Carlos Coach
- ACE Certified Personal Trainer
- NESTA Certified Boot Camp Instructor
- Certified TRX Suspension Trainer
- Independent Beachbody Coach
- Functional Medicine Intern at the Kalish Institute
- Member: Todd Durkin Platinum Mastermind Team
- ACE Pre and Post Natal Correspondence Courses
- Pilates Certified
- Former Fitness and Figure Competitor
- BA in Business Administration
Heather Glenn founded EmpowerFIT Boot Camp in 2011 to offer a fitness program that trains people physically so that they can fully experience the joys, and conquer the demands, of their daily lives. Her goal is to help people feel stronger physically and mentally, to believe in themselves, and to feel confident in every aspect of their life.
Heather Glenn has over 9 years experience operating and teaching outdoor boot camp classes. She co-created the original Bay Area Boot Camp program in 2004 and ran this successful program first under Bay Area Boot Camp (2004 – 2008) and then under AlaVie Fitness (2008 – 2011). She has been a certified personal trainer and fitness expert for over 11 years and has worked with and helped thousands of individuals achieve their fitness goals. With a background in business and two entrepreneurial parents, Heather is a business owner heart. She enjoys the excitement that comes from creating products and services that change lives. “It’s fun to take your dreams and turn them into a reality. It’s also rewarding to take another person’s dreams and make those realities too. I get to do that every day and that makes me happy.”
Growing up as a competitive gymnast, dancer and cheerleader, Heather’s physical training was performance based in nature. “After college, I found it hard to stay motivated to exercise so I started training for various fitness events. It started with running races and marathons and then transformed into fitness competitions with military obstacle courses and figure pageants. I liked participating in the fitness competitions the most because I really enjoyed that style of training. It was a great combination of strength, speed and agility exercises and my body transformed doing these activities.” Heather was a nationally ranked fitness and figure competitor and is most proud of her sub 1 minute time on the Women’s Tri-Fitness Obstacle Course.
Prior to 2007, Heather’s training goals were mostly performance and physique based in nature. Then, after becoming a mom in 2006, losing her own mother to cancer in 2007 and dealing with the stress of running a business in a down economy, fitness took on a whole new meaning for Heather. Fitness became more about having fun, connecting with others, keeping healthy and reducing stress. “If I didn’t have fitness, I’m not sure how I would have made it through those difficult times.”
“It has been challenging to find time for my own fitness given the demands of my business and now being a mother of two young boys but it’s taught me how to be more creative and resourceful in meeting my own fitness goals.”
The most rewarding part of Heather’s job: affecting people’s lives in a positive way and noticing their self-confidence and life value increase. “When people are fit, they feel better. When they’re in good shape and feel secure, everything is easy. I want people to walk out the door and feel in control, feel strong, and carry that confidence into their lives. Knowing your body is healthy makes you feel like you can accomplish anything.”
For more information about Heather, her personal website
Favorite exercise(s): Lower body plyometrics, Olympic lifts, sprints, stairs and agility drills.
Least favorite exercise(s): Pull-ups, burpies, sprints longer than 200 meters.
Favorite healthy food: Oatmeal with peanut butter and the Shakeology Chocolate Shake.
Favorite cheat food: Red Wine & Cheese.
Greatest Fitness Accomplishment: Does giving birth naturally count? I've had a few equally great accomplishments. Completing the Women's Tri-Fitness Military Obstacle course in under one minute (only 24 women out of 150 were able to do it the year I competed), and placing top 10 overall at 3 National Fitness competitions are just a few.
Biggest fitness roadblocks: My family, in a good way. I’m as passionate about my family as I am about fitness. I used to spend a couple of hours a day exercising; however, I’ve learned to be more efficient with my workouts so I can spend more time with my family.
Current Fitness Goals: Having Fun! Trying new training formats and playing around with the latest in fitness equipment.
Words to live by: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu Know that each time you make a healthy choice you continue to move forward on your journey toward healthy living.