Heather Patten - Instructor | Her Gym - Real Gym For Women
BodyPump, Sprint, Core de Force, Insanity, Stroller Strides, TRX.
WHERE YOU GREW UP:
El Paso, TX
NUMBER OF YEARS AS AN INSTRUCTOR/TRAINER:
8 months at Her Gym, prior 2 years experience teaching Stroller Strides by FIT4MOM.
WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN FITNESS?
My fitness journey began doing aerobic videos with Jane Fonda and Denise Austin in the 90’s. While teaching Stroller Strides about 10 years ago, I become interested in running and trained for several races including half marathons and 15Ks. During this time I also became interested in strength training and HIIT training as an augmentation to my race training.
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:
I worked as a registered nurse for 8 years prior to starting my family. I worked in Labor and Delivery, ICU, and allergy and asthma. I have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Austin.
FAVORITE FITNESS ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE GYM:
Jogging and Yoga.
When I’m not teaching class, you’ll probably find me being a mom to my 8 year old daughter and 10 year old son.
I used to teach Stroller Strides in Monterey, California. It is an outdoor bootcamp- type fitness class for new and expecting mothers with babies in strollers. I was fortunate to teach at a trail by the beautiful Monterey beach several times per week.