To motivate, inspire, and educate others to find their highest potential through fitness and a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
"IF YOU CHANGE NOTHING, NOTHING WILL CHANGE."
ABOUT GENTRY MANLEY
First and foremost, thank you for checking out my website! I am beyond thankful for any and every opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else. One of my missions in life is to leave others better than I found them, and I hope that is the experience I leave with you, as well!
I have spent years of my life desperately trying to figure out exactly what I'm supposed to be doing with my time on this Earth. I believe we are all born with God-given talents which are meant to be our gift to the world... now what we do with those gifts are our gift back to God.
I just turned 30 years old, and sometimes it can seem like I have more failed ideas and losses than successes and wins. It has been a longer processed-epiphany, but I'm realizing now more than ever that it truly is our shortcomings and downfalls that have the potential to produce the most power in our lives and the lives of those around us.
Disappointment and struggle is part of life, but how we respond is ultimately what dictates the direction of our life and the legacy we leave behind.
Change is inevitable but transformation is optional.
Have you ever thought that maybe this mountain has been assigned to you simply to show others that it can be moved?
What Sets Your Soul On Fire?
There is no doubt I have been passionate about sports and fitness for as long as I can remember. I've always found such an intriguing satisfaction from pushing my body to the limit through intense training and diet to aspiring to become the best female basketball player of all time (spoiler alert: that didn't happen but it's okay lol). With time and experience, I began to realize more and more how important mental toughness and a relentless spirit are critical to truly moving closer and closer to our highest potential and living our "dream life."
While I am and always will be in a constant state of learning, I believe the knowledge and experience I have acquired thus far can drastically improve the quality and longevity of your life.
No matter who you are..
..no matter what you believe in..
..no matter what your level of fitness is..
..no matter how hopeless of a cause you think you are..
..no matter how lost or purpose-less you feel... I am prepared to meet you where you are, and provide the best possible coaching I can within my scope.
Education, Credentials, and Experience
- 9+ years of in-person personal training experience for all levels of fitness with clients between the age of 10-78 years old (yes, my oldest client thus far was 78 years old!)
-5+ years of online coaching/personal training
-Has personally trained/coached thousands of clients over the last 9+ years
-2 National personal training certifications (NASM and NCCPT)
-Dynamax certified coach
-Over 50 hours of continued education on specialty styles of training including battle ropes, kettle bells, barbell complex, speed/agility/quickness, and sport-specific conditioning and training
-Overcame a full ACL reconstruction at the NJCAA level to eventually earn a full scholarship as a Div 1 NCAA basketball player
-1 season of experience as an NAIA level (strength and conditioning coach, mental toughness coach, and assistant coach) for the varsity women's basketball team
-1 season of experience as an NAIA level head coach for the JV women's basketball team (also certified to drive a church-style van for transportation to and from games, I'm just sayin' lol)
-Competitive women's physique competitor for 6+ years
My Vision, My Beliefs, and My Values
I want to live a life that illuminates God's love through me.
I want to positively influence as many people as possible.
I want you to know you are loved beyond comprehension.
I want you to believe you are worth it.
I want you to understand you had a purpose before anyone had an opinion.
I want you to accept the fact there is nothing you have done or can do that can separate you from the love of God and what He wants to do in your life.
The foundation of my confidence is found through God; therefore, no matter what anyone thinks about me or even what I may think of myself, I know I am loved, I am enough, and I am "pre-approved and qualified" by Him for whatever assignment He throws my way.
When my desires align with God's, nothing is impossible.
I want to flex my "faith" muscles as much as I can and start a movement.
I believe proper nutrition, consistent exercise, and a healthy body can increase productivity, energy, and creativity.
I want to teach as many people as possible that the only sustainable type workout/nutrition program is the one YOU can maintain with minor changes over time that does not dramatically decrease your quality of life.
I want to believe in myself so much that it gets you to believe in yourself, too.
I believe love always wins.
I believe light always conquers the dark.
I believe self-discipline is the epitome of self-love.
I believe only good things can and will come from empowering and encouraging one another to work toward their highest potential.
I am far from perfect, and we are all flawed in our own ways, but I believe in loving all people just like Jesus would, without judgment or a condemning spirit.
I believe if you're still here, God's not done.
Thank you again for stopping by my page, and I hope to connect with you soon!