I OWN A PERSONAL TRAINING BUSINESS, WHICH MEANS I CHANGE LIVES FOR A LIVING!!
BIG BACK GRIPS USER PROFILE INTERVIEW: Nicole Forlenza
Certified Personal Trainer
BBG: Can you start by telling just us a little about yourself? What do you do professionally?
Nicole Forlenza: Well, I have been involved in fitness since 2002 when it changed my life! I own a personal training business, which means I change lives for a living!! I LOVE my “job” (please notice the quotes, because if you love what you do…. Anyway, I motivate, inspire and challenge others in a positive way every single day!
BBG: Where do you work out?
Nicole Forlenza: I mostly work out at 24 Hour Fitness…I love when I can get up to Venice Beach to train at “The Mecca” but my busy life doesn’t make that possible as much as I would like.
BGB: We do want you talk about this for a moment. One of the reasons we’re interviewing you is because we know you’re avid Big Back Grips user. What did you use before BBGs and why did you settle on BBGs?
Nicole Forlenza: I use to use basic gloves!!! I met Larry, the owner, at the LA FitExpo where our mutual friend Adam Strachman introduced us. Larry let me try a pair – I will try anything if it is proven to make my performance better – and sure enough they helped so much!!
BBG: How do they help your workout?
Nicole Forlenza: HELP??? Ha increased my strength tremendously & they made me significantly more defined.
BBG: We’d like to ask you a little about personal training since we have a lot of trainers and clients visiting our site. We know there are better and worse clients. What makes for a good client for you?
Nicole Forlenza: A great client is a client who listens to the advice they are given and shuts up and does it. You can lead many to water but you can’t make them drink…the great clients are those who drink what I tell them to – and then come back for more. “Drink” is a metaphor, of course.
BBG: Did you play or excel at any sports?
Nicole Forlenza: I excelled as a swimmer….my stroke was the butterfly. Which is why I think I LOVE training back now…..and BBGs have made it the most fun to train!!!!
BBG: What brought you into the world of lifting and when? What are your main goals in bodybuilding?