Meet the Model: Patrick Laurent
Patrick Laurent, personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness Mid-Town Ultra Sport, chose this career because he wanted the opportunity to help others reach their fitness goals the same way he reaches his goals in life. So when 24Life asked him to demonstrate a workout, it wasn’t hard for him to say yes. We asked him a few burning questions while we had his time.
24Life: What has been your most inspired moment as a trainer so far?
Patrick Laurent: My most inspired moment as a trainer is seeing clients actually reach their goals, when—in the beginning—they really doubted themselves.
24Life: What’s your favorite workout move and your least favorite workout move?
PL: My favorite workout move is pull-ups. And my least favorite workout move is cleans.
24Life: Where can you be found when you’re not working out?
PL: I like going out and trying new restaurants. I’m a big foodie.
24Life: Power song?
PL: 50 Cent—“If I Can’t Do It, It Can’t Be Done.”
24Life: What is one thing you wish every client knew?
PL: I wish every client knew the importance of stretching. It gives you more flexibility and mobility during your workout and prevents any tears in muscles and any injuries in the future.
24Life: Do you have a personal mantra?
PL: Yes: Strive for greatness. Everyone has a bit of greatness in them.