How I Became A Trainer
My name is Brent Hruska. My journey of becoming a trainer and helping people make monumental life changes began when I was very young. As a child, I was overweight. As a result, I had a hard time fitting in and being accepted by my peers. To comfort this depression I would emotionally eat, which just made matters worse. When I reached high school, I realized the pain and suffering I felt from being overweight hurt worse than any obstacle to overcome it. I decided to make a change. I was trapped in my own body and needed a way out.
There was only one problem – I had no idea how to take the first step. I was lost and confused, but knew I had to do something. I reached out to my Dad and, together, we started making small changes. We committed to daily exercise, weight lifting, and adding protein to our diets while eliminating emotional eating. It was exhilarating… I became obsessed with reaching my new goals. I lost over fifty pounds and when I came back for the start of my sophomore year of high school, everyone was completely shocked. I was a new person physically, mentally and emotionally.
After my transformation, I knew I would spend the rest of my life helping people make life changes through personal training. I have been a trainer since 2005. I have studied the body and how it operates, read countless methods and theories of transforming the body, and worked under several trainers with various approaches to training. I have helped thousands of clients achieve vibrant, healthy living through basic principles of health and fitness – without gimmicks, media trends or unrealistic diets.
I coach clients through small changes that turn into life transformations. Together, we set achievable goals and create a plan for success. The immense amount of knowledge and experience I have gained over the past decade is small in comparison to the magnitude of positive lifestyle changes I have helped people facilitate. Watching people transform is what keeps me going. There is always room for growth. You’re either stagnant or moving forward. You don’t have to do it alone. Contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.
- Associate’s Degree in Fitness, Ashmead College
- Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM), 2005
- TRX Certified
- Starting Strength Barbell Training Certified
- Certified Reiki Level One Practitioner
- International School of Temple Arts Level One
- Certified Life Coach, Seattle Life Coach Training
- Training for Warriors Level One
Founder, Soul Guru Fitness + Wellness
WORKING WITH INJURIES
I love working out with Brent. I have had some sports injuries in the past and some general mid fifties aches and pains. We work around those in a safe (very important!) way but still get the goal accomplished of having a challenging workout. No matter how frazzled I am when I enter the workout, I always leave with a smile on my face, feeling better having had some great conversation along the way. I absolutely 100% recommend Brent!Mark Benezra
HEALING THROUGH AN INJURY
When I started training with Brent, I didn't realize what a huge positive impact he would have on my life. I worked out with him pre and post major joint replacement surgery where he prepared me and nurtured me to optimum physical health. As I continue to heal, he pushes me weekly to excellence in achieving my very best self with variety, patience, and a deep understanding of the human body and spirit.Genevieve Waldman
PLANT BASED INSPIRATION
Brent really changed my life. His non judgemental encouragement inspired me to try a plant based lifestyle. That decision has brought immense joy, growth and strength to my being. His ability to delight and inspire without guilt or shame is truly a gift. I feel so lucky to have crossed paths with him. He appeared when I was at a very dark place in life. A year and half later, I feel like a new, vibrant woman. He has a way of delivering surprising and uplifting messages when you need them the most. I attribute so much of my physical/mental/spiritual growth to Brent and have so much love and gratitude for his perspective and whole body wisdom for wellness.Kelly Thompson
A TALENTED TRAINER
You know that it was a phenomenal session when it is hard to put your mascara on. As a current client of Brent's, I am writing to assure you that Brent is absolutely the best personal trainer I have ever worked with. Whether you are bulking up or slimming down, trying to improve your health or strength, Brent has the background and commitment to help you succeed. No matter what your fitness goals, I am certain Brent will be more than able to help you get there. I give him my highest ratings!Andrea Fuentes
A PASSIONATE AND INSPIRING APPROACH
Brent inspires me on a daily basis to make and obtain new life and fitness goals. His knowledge and care for his clients is unlike any other trainer out there. Brent is driven and his passion for fitness is clear through his training and amazing support. I recommend Brent to anyone looking to make any type of healthy lifestyle change.Tacy Elizabeth Hill
BORN TO NURTURE
As an active 50+ female, I was desiring a more holistic and total body workout - a departure from my redundant running routine. Brent constantly brings an intentional enthusiasm to our sessions and, most importantly, is focused on what I want out of our time together. Whether it's a de-stress day, a zen day, a kill it day, or something else, Brent is so intuitive to what is needed each time we work together. Plus, he's thoughtful in offering well rounded, real suggestions on nutrition and overall well being. Brent was born to nurture others and has clearly found his calling in personal training and wellness!Kim Carlson