Motivated by her own struggle to overcome her genetic code, Esta McIntyre unlocks her secret to success as her clients incorporate JumpSport Fitness Trampolines into their exercise routine.
Standing at a mere 5’2” tall, 180 pounds, and the product of two obese parents, Esta McIntyre walked into a plastic surgeon’s office and said, “I’m tired of this battle, just suck it out.” To her surprise, the doctor simply said, “No, not unless you can lose 30 pounds. Otherwise, you won’t be happy with the result.” This was Esta 20 years ago, a successful young woman but deeply unhappy with her appearance, until she discovered a reason to change her priorities.
Today, Esta is a Certified Fitness trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and she runs her own studio, My Health Studio, in Westlake Village, CA. She combined her study of success principles in business with her personal quest for a healthy body to develop a course of action using a team approach that is effective and fun. As part of her clients’ exercise routines she has them exercise on the JumpSport 370 Fitness Trampoline to help improve bone density and get peoples’ heart rates up.
“I learned how to keep people IN IT.” - Esta McIntyre
She did lose the 30 pounds by taking Phentermine and Fenfluramine (a drug combo that has since been taken off the market). Once the surgery was completed, Esta determined that if she had the will to take a dangerous drug and pay for someone to “suck the fat out,” then she needed to find the will to pay for someone to guide her into a new and balanced lifestyle.
She found someone who knew how to listen to her needs, personal struggle and goals. Her trainer understood how to guide her on the path to health, fitness and, most important, self-motivation and inspiration. Her one obstacle was the ongoing price of a professional trainer. For Esta, her balance came in the form of selling her old designer clothes to pay for a personal fitness trainer who developed a customized exercise routine so she could lose the additional 30 pounds to bring her to her goal weight. What she didn’t realize is this trainer would alter the direction of her entire life path.
With this type of support she was able to achieve her ultimate goal. She lost the remaining weight, for a total of 60 pounds. After advice from her trainer to “pay it forward,” she went back to school and began the fitness, health and wellness process.
With a new found focus, it became clear to Esta that to help others by setting an example as a health and fitness role model was, and still is, what motivates and inspires her to her core. Once her priorities were aligned, she was able to maintain the motivation she needed to reach her fitness and new career goals. What started out in her home has now grown into a 3,600 square foot studio and success story.
Esta explained the importance to having classes for ages ranging from Millennials to Baby Boomers. One of her favorite classes to teach is the trampoline class because it allows clients, who can no longer jump on the floor due to age or injury, to get their heart rates up and develop bone density. “To improve bone density you need resistance without compromising joints. To solve that problem, we put [our clients] on JumpSport Fitness Trampolines,.” Esta noted, “the pressing and pushing down on a personal fitness trampoline allows for the resistance to improve the individual’s health.” It’s worth mentioning that jumping also increases adrenaline and endorphins as well as oxygenates the body so after a workout her clients feel pumped and ready for their day.
At this point in my interview with Esta I found myself incredibly inspired to rethink my priorities. The funny thing is, I currently was feeling battered, bruised, and my fitness goals somehow had drifted into the land of, “Oh I’ll do that tomorrow.” My idea in the final days of 2017 was to get into an exercise routine beyond just skiing on the weekends. However, on New Year’s Eve day, an awkward and slightly painful landing off a ski jump lead to an ungraceful face plant and garage sale of gear across the trail.
In writing this article, Esta’s words echo to me, “Where there’s a will there’s a way. Money is never the problem. Priorities are the issue.” I recall how I rang in 2018 with sore muscles and a damaged ego. My motivation to follow through with an exercise routine had all but slipped through my fingers. I know I’m not alone here. Many of us struggle with a lack of motivation or inspiration. Maybe your joints hurt, you’re self-conscious, or it’s easier to say you don’t have the time or money. Whatever the issue may be that’s holding you back from incorporating fitness as part of your lifestyle, the question we need to ask ourselves is not WHAT, but WHY?
“People get wrapped up in their emotions. Goals are temporary and goals change. Everybody knows what they need to do. Your why is what needs to be locked in.” - Esta McIntyre
For me, I’m still in the discovery stage of why, but I believe it’s time to adjust my priorities and incorporate attending classes at a gym as part of my lifestyle. For Esta, she discovered her WHY was helping others, and that’s what still motivates her today.
Esta McIntyre is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, as a Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist, Behavior Change Specialist and through the Arthritis Foundation as a Group Fitness Specialist. My Health Studio uses JumpSport 350 and 370 Fitness Trampolines. For more information, learn more about My Health Studio or shop for JumpSport Fitness Trampolines.