Twitterview with Stacie Clark, @TigerAthletics
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tell us a little bit about yourself Stacie. Where did you grow up and go to school?
Stacie: I went to college at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. But I call Minnesota "home":)
I see. So when did you decide that you wanted to get into the training/workout business?
Stacie: I've always been athletically inclined...loved sports and anything that had to do with working out.
So after college, I became certified and started training on the side and doing group classes, races,
I ended up having such a passion for it and life itself, I mean it is a "lifestyle"..that I decided
to do this full-time with my husband Chris Clark...LOVE IT!
So Tiger was born in 2005
That's great to be able to share your passion with your husband! Did it take some courage to start your own Co?
Stacie: ABSOLUTELY! A lot of hard work and passion...it's a journey, but one well worth being traveled.
What was your original business plan as to what services you'd offer to the public?
Stacie: The 1st biz plan was to originally offer classes and training for youth athletes ages 6-15yrs.
We have since expanded to over 20 youth/adult weekly class offering; summer FIT camps;
Mexico FIT adventures, private coaching, team coaching/training and more! You can now find us all over
the Twin Cities metro:) We are mobile so it's generally easy to find us at one of our locations.
What would you say drives your passion to help people get or stay fit? Is mental coaching involved in what you do?
Stacie: What drives my passion is seeing the joy of everyone's success and seeing them move thru space...
so that's a wide client base...but such a niche. It involves passion on our end just as much as the
physical ability and mental coaching aspect to motivate the audience we have.
If someone is thinking about starting on an exercise regiment for the 1st time. What do you recommend to start with?
Stacie: From there, most people generally lack a cardio base/foundation and core training....so it's our job
to assess and write a program that is realistic for them to handle and achieve with success. I always
like giving my clients "homework" to do on their own too. When they don't do it, I know it...:)
More about you. Your FAVORITE: Place to run, restaurant, store, athletic gear, hobby other than exercise.
Stacie: FAV places to run r: Mexico on beach & French Park in Plymouth...miles of trails. So beach + trails.
FAV restaurant: Kobe sushi Plymouth;my husband's laughing b/c he says I need to say "Texas Roadhouse!"
FAV store: LOVE shopping in NY..fav is Zara, H&M, Barneys Coop...in my past life I was the
Fashion Director for Marshall Fields-turned-Macys..so I love Fashion. For me,what I wear has to be
functional as well...it's my everyday outfit. I shop at Lululemon;looking cute is part of the job too!
Can you explain what MEXICO Fit is about and what you're launching today?
Stacie: Mexico FIT is a group trip we organize 2xs/yr; Feb and Nov. The great thing @ the trip is it makes you
want to train in advance and excel while your there. We train 2-3 hrs/day. You get results in just
4-5 days...then the last day we do an Adventure FIT race. U go beyond what u think u can do. Today we
we are launching 20+ classes geared towards youth & adult hi-energy fun, but result-oriented.
Sure to make u sweat! Classes are $20 single or class packs of 5,10, 20 for discounted px's. Would love
to see you all come out & give us a try. Find us: Planet Spirit,Hot MamaEdina, MiniHops, Balanced Barre
Sounds like training for women since they are at womens stores? Anything going on this summer?
Stacie: It's training for men&women..only Hot Mama is a female store. YES! Summer FIT camp. Kids ages 4-18 train w/Chris
and the adults (moms,dads, nannies,athletes) train with ME! Think hurdles, strength bags, pushups, dirt
hills, weights, sandbags and more! SO FUN! Most importantly the kids and adults train simultaneously
Thanks for sharing today Stacie some of your work and passions on #MNMOtv! Have a great week and keep up the good work!
Stacie: on the field. Summer Camp starts June 12th! Thank you and hope to see you!
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