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Waco personal trainer turns app creator after gyms close

Posted at 12:57 PM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 20:23:42-04

WACO, TX — Jenny McCormick has been working out for as long as she can remember. She became a personal trainer because she loved helping others accomplish their goals.

Gyms and fitness centers have been closed for over a month, and once her gym closed, she ultimately was out a job.

"I just didn't know what I was going to do and in businesses like mine, when clients take time off, it's really hard to get them back," McCormick said.

As we all became stuck at home, on the phone McCormick had the perfect idea. Creating the app Fit HQ - it's like having a personal trainer in your home.

Husband and wife, Carlee and Gregg Glime used Jenny as their trainer for a few years and we're excited to get back to the grind on Fit HQ.

"I gained my corona-15 pretty quick," Gregg Glime said. "She's [McCormick] good - I'm not very motivated, so I rely on her for my motivation."

Carlee Glime usually hit the gym with McCormick at 4:30 a.m., and she's keeping that same routine now in her home gym.

"It's been really nice to have that routine and to fall back on something that's normal," Carlee Glime said.

McCormick provides instructional videos on how to do each work out, along with modifications and if you need she motivates you though the app as well.

"I do these little pep talks at the beginning on every single workout it took me a lot more time to get that done but it was worth it," McCormick said.

McCormick new she always wanted to create her own fitness app. She actually started the process three years ago, but the unthinkable happened and plans changed.

"I got pregnant and I lost a child," McCormick said. "So everything just kind of shut down, I stopped it and didn't think about it again."

In honor of her son, the app was released on his third birthday.

As McCormick continues to grow in ways she couldn't imagine, she loves watching her clients do the same in their workouts.

"To watch their face light up when they finally do it - I mean there's no feeling and that is why I love my job," McCormick said.

That's the reason McCormick can't wait to be back in the gym, but she will continue to expand the app one workout at a time.

Fit HQ is free to download and comes with a free trial period for you to explore and try the workouts. After, it is $19.99 a month.

Fit HQ can be downloaded on the iTunes App Store here. It will soon be available for Google Play Download.