Meet Jordy Bettridge. Owner of Ironworks Fitness, fitness teacher and health coach. As an active member of the health community in Lambton County, Jordy is educating how to lead active lifestyles among all ages and fitness abilities. Get to know him better by reading below and viewing some photographs from our shoot wearing all One Tooth Sarnia!
Q: What is your profession?
A: My job has changed a lot over the last 17 years. When I first started it was all about getting in shape and working hard. However, over the past decade my job has changed considerably. I used to tell people that I was a personal trainer, but now I tell them I’m more of fitness teacher.
On a daily basis, the Ironwork’s Team and I see injuries from hip and knee replacements, shoulder injuries, back injuries or even injuries caused by compensation from normal aches and pains.
With those injuries in mind we have stepped away from “training” clients and now “teach” them how to use their bodies to promote better posture, gait patterns and reduce pain. The clients who learn to “link” their body together while doing exercise are the ones who have the best results. These clients can also do the things they enjoy doing outside of the gym with decreased pain as a result.
To put simply .... my job is to teach people how to use their bodies .... the right way!
Q: What is it about One Tooth apparel that you think fits you and your lifestyle best?
A: As a fitness professional/ business owner who lives in fitness gear I find the One Tooth apparel comfortable and adaptable. Whether it be a workout, training session with a client or sitting down for a meeting the clothing allows for all those very different things.
Q: What is one thing you do to remain authentic in your day-to-day life?
A: I would say the most important thing is to have a genuine interest in helping people. Whether it be family, friends or all the great people I’ve met at work.
Sometimes a simple smile and quick hello goes along way or some friendly banter to put a smile on someone’s face. It can be little things like that or teaching someone something that will help them not only in the moment, but in the future.
Genuinely doing that and enjoying it would be the most authentic thing I do daily!