Occupation: Co-owner of State of Fitness and Athletic Trainer Residence: Lansing Family: Brother Steven Hobbies: Competitive ballroom dancing, golf Rebecca Klinger is co-owner of State of Fitness, a health and wellness center in East Lansing and a professional trainer. She started as an athlete in high school and was interested in the workings of the human body. She began to study the human body and movement in college and graduated with a master’s degree of science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. She became a personal trainer and specializes in golf fitness. She is even certified through the Titlist Performance Institute as a trainer in golf fitness and has been working with pro golfer Katherine Hull since 2006. Q: Why did you start your own gym? A: I wanted to make a hometown gym that is special and that’s not just a gym, but a community of people. I wanted a gym that was training functional. It’s just a great place to work and to work out. All of our trainers are passionate about what they do and all have degrees. Q: What do you do for fun? A: I do competitive ballroom dancing as a pro/amateur couple. The biggest competition I’ve done is the Ohio Star Ball in Columbus Ohio, which is the biggest ballroom competition in the world. It takes a lot of work and stamina to not only compete, but to learn and practice the steps to the dance. Q: What exactly is golf fitness? A: It doesn’t have anything to do with the skills of golf, it’s more to train the golfers to prevent injury, keep them healthy and condition them for long tournaments. It takes a lot for these golfers to go from course to course every day and they can’t afford to take sick days, because this is their job. Making this a good way to keep them up and healthy.
Kyle Dowling is an employee of M3 Group and is pursuing a writing degree at LCC. He enjoys fiction writing, video games and movies.