Christy Schwarzlose

Hi! I am Christy Schwarzlose and I have been a certified personal trainer for 22 years.  My love for fitness and nutrition started when I was very young. I was a competitive gymnast from the age of 5- 19.  Luckily, I had positive coaches in my life.  One coach gave me a book, “Eat to Win”.  I read it from cover to cover at age 10.  I thought, you could eat certain foods and perform better?  I was hooked.  My love for fitness and nutrition was born! I retired at age 19 from gymnastics and then became a competitive coach for 7 years.  While coaching, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree In Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Texas Health Science Center. It was during those years that my dad and I would go to the gym together in the evenings and lift weights.  I fell in love with bodybuilding and read every magazine I could regarding weightlifting.  This was a special time with my father that I will never forget!

I became a certified personal trainer with certifications from ACE, ISSA, PROPTA., and PN 1 Nutrition.   I trained for years at a local neighborhood gym.  At age 40, I bought the neighborhood gym where I had been training.   At age 45, I decided to compete in my first bikini competition because it was something I always wanted to do.  I thought of it often, it had been the back of my mind since I was 19.  I just never believed in myself that I could do it. Fear kept me from achieving my goals.

I suffered from severe social anxiety and daily panic attacks and it was not until I faced my fears that I overcame my anxiety.  I was also afraid to fail!  I have learned that you grow as a person when you fail! I decided one of the best ways to face my fears was to do something I had always wanted to do and that was a body building competition.

Christy Schwarzlose

Getting in a bikini on stage in front of hundreds of people was by far one of the hardest things I have ever done, not from a physical standpoint but from a mental one.  I trained myself, taught myself how to pose and I planned my own diet.  I placed second however, there was so much more to learn, and boy did it show on stage lol.  I did not do another one until age 49.  This time I set a goal to grace the National stage by the time I was 50. I decided to hire a coach this time and go all out.  I tried a few different online coaches and none of them seem to listen or genuinely care about my overall health and concerns, I was just another number. As a trainer myself, I care very much for each client.  I wanted the same in return.  I started listening to the prep life podcast with Amy Ehinger and Chris Nicole.  After listening for a few months and interviewing with Amy and Chris Nicole, I decided to join the team because I could tell they genuinely cared!  One of the best decisions, I have ever made.  Chris Nicole became my coach, and she is currently working with me to help me present my best physique for the National stage. Each coach cares about their clients and they put your health first! 

Currently, I reside in New Braunfels, Texas with my husband Rodney Schwarzlose.  Together we have 5 young adults.  I sold my gym in Houston and opened another gym in New Braunfels, Texas. This studio is focused more on working with women one on one and helping them learn to love their bodies and feel comfortable working out in a gym.  I want every woman to feel and be their best.  I focus on overall health, making sure they are getting their hormones checked, yearly physicals and proper nutrition and exercise!  I feel honored at the chance to join these group of amazing coaches and coach lifestyle clients and competitive athletes now online!  A dream come true!  At age 50 I am living my best life!  It is never too late to do what you love and make your dreams come true! Skies the limit when you BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!