Addy Najera approaches her classes and clients with empathy and playfulness. She believes strength can come in many forms and enjoys motivating people to feel confident in who they are and what they can do. Addy is a late comer to the fitness world and understands first hand how difficult it can be to change a sedentary lifestyle. After growing up in Connecticut and actively avoiding team sports, Addy received her Bachelor’s Degree from Grinnell College in Iowa, where she continued to avoid the gym. It was only after moving to New Orleans that she discovered that moving a little bit every day improved her confidence and energy level. Just a small seed of change inspired Addy to pursue strength training. That small seed exploded into a passion for a variety in fitness activities. Addy is now an avid climber, runner and bike enthusiast. She even plays teams sports! As an ACE certified personal trainer, Addy believes physical fitness should be joyful and fun. There is nothing better than discovering you are stronger today than you were yesterday.