For many people, a dedicated fitness routine is challenging to maintain. To overcome this, many hire a trainer not only to guide them and help them track their progress but also to keep them motivated. But it’s even better to get a trainer who can empathize with one’s emotional struggles regarding fitness. Luke Wade is a fitness consultant who has helped a multitude of clients achieve and maintain their fitness goals. Luke comes from humble beginnings—both in life and in physique. Fitness quickly became his way of overcoming adversity from an early age.
In the 6th grade, Luke transferred to private school from public school. To numb the pain of feeling like he didn’t belong, he ate his feelings. In a matter of months, these hearty meals translated to extra pounds. At that point, it took him nearly fourteen minutes to run one mile.
Inspired by his sporty older brother, Luke Wade hopped into a summer strength and conditioning camp programmed for high school athletes. For someone in his shape, it was plenty challenging; but he got through it, nearly slicing his mile time in half by the 7th grade.
A few years later, disaster on a different proportion struck, as Luke suffered a devastating shattered elbow in the second varsity football game in 2008. This life-changing event precipitated a year of depression, anxiety, and self-isolation well beyond that of 6th grade.
Once again, fitness was Luke’s vehicle to overcome the odds. Within a year’s time he even outscored the varsity quarterback and alpha male of his junior class—both of whom went on to play Division 1 college football—in athletic testing Fall 2009.
Luke has carried these experiences with him as a personal trainer. Serving internationally, Luke Wade, MBA, CPT, PN1, is competently equipped with formal psychology and nutrition university education as well as over three years’ experience in physical therapy. Luke’s approach to training enhances his clients holistically through the psyche and fine-tuned dietary interventions. He is also an expert in training post-rehab clients returning from injury.
“The fact that so many people whom I’d never met before our consultations have trusted me to be a part of their health journey is beyond anything I can put into words. After just coming out of a season when I had next to no faith in myself…you could say my clients have saved me!” Luke said.
Just when his business was booming in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic threw a nasty curveball.
Two-thirds of his client base abandoned ship. They didn’t like the idea of transitioning online. But luckily, because of the way his business was set up, Luke was still able to work with several of his clients and earn enough to sustain himself through those rocky first months of lockdown. It became clear that old clientele alone wasn’t going to cut it if Luke wanted to keep growing his business and brand. So he set his sights on the online market.
He learned quickly that anyone can monetize now on social media if they learn how to do so. In the beginning, Luke experimented with some things that were pretty ineffective. Then he connected with a few mentors who helped him use the art of authenticity to attract clients. Today, he is seeing his highest grossing months amid the pandemic, thanks to the things that he has picked up along the way. He has even had the privilege of co-authoring an Amazon best seller ebook. This experience inspired him to write his own book, which is currently in the works and is estimated to be released on Valentine’s Day 2021.
Luke’s mission is to leave a tremendous impact in the world not only through his online and in-person fitness coaching and consulting services but also through his social media platform, which is dedicated to helping unite people globally through the messages of hope, redemption, and triumph.