“The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life, is their will to do it and the faith to believe.”  – 212, the extra degree

Trina, with her mentor Chalene Johnson

Trina, with her mentor Chalene Johnson

Trina Gray helps fitness professionals create raving fans, attract wealth and achieve success with her Corporate Fit Challenge, Business and Marketing Coaching and Team BeachBody opportunities. Her journey in the fitness industry has been fast and furious.

Trina left a high-level marketing and communications position at the Wisconsin Supreme Court and later State Bar of Wisconsin to move with her husband to northern Michigan. It was there, that she turned her greatest hobby—fitness—into a rewarding career. She opened a 10,000 sq foot medically-based, full-service health club as sole owner at the age of 29. Trina learned from the best, having worked for national fitness icon Chalene Johnson, creator of BeachBody’s top-selling TurboJam.™ From Chalene, she learned that fitness is a party, and you have to invite people to it. You have to create amazing experiences and real connections to keep them coming back. Her advice worked.

In her first year, she earned a prestigious award from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as one of the top-ten small businesses in the state. She created 30 jobs and built a thriving team, in rural Alpena County, the third poorest in Michigan. As a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and entrepreneur, she has impacted 5,000+ people with fitness programs, in a region with double digit diabetes, smoking and medically uninsured. Trina’s mission is to create a happier community by inviting families and workplaces to eat better and move more.

TEAM Bay Athletic Club with our families at a summer BBQ at my home. Our team of 30+ trainers, instructors, fitness assistants, and managers is world-class.

Trina was the 2009 finalist for IDEA Program Director of the Year for her ground-breaking work creating the Corporate Fit Challenge. She is a contributing writer and national presenter for IDEA Health and Fitness. She has been cited in many fitness publications, such as IDEA and ACE on team building, corporate fitness, and creative marketing. In just four years, she built a solid business, with projected revenues nearing 1 million dollars for 2011. She has found her niche and enjoys helping others turn up the heat in their business.

Trina brings her passion for creating active, happy families into her own home. She has been married 10 years to her husband Jeff, a shipwreck archeologist, and has two creative kids, Jade and Colt. When Jade grows up, she either wants to be a famous singer and dancer or follow in her mom’s footsteps to own Bay Athletic Club. Colt dreams of being an astronaut, or may study shipwrecks like his dad. Dream big.

I choose to live happy. I choose to laugh. My husband Jeff is my best friend and my rock.

Tracie Granata, Kelly Lake and Sarah Morrison (left to right) are three bright, energetic women who run Bay Athletic Club with me. I am honored to be their mentor and friend!

Owning businesses and changing lives comes with many perks. However, the real glory lives beyond the lights, stages and awards. The real glory is living a life of purpose. Living fit, living happy and having meaningful relationships!