My name is Toni, I am a personal trainer born and raised in Germany. I came out to America with a dream to grow up to my full potential. 1st Phorm has helped me to this day to achieve this dream. I’m a real hustler with two skin tones and I am a fighter for my clients and myself. "Lead by example" and "break necks not hearts" are my favorite everyday mantras! I’m here to help.
CONNECT WITH TONI
what got you into fitness
I had to stop playing basketball because of a hip dysplasia on both sides. Basketball was my life so I needed something else that would prevent me from getting surgery for a new hip. So I started going to the gym to strengthen my hips. It was a painful start and a successful journey in the end.
what's your Source of inspiration
Myself: Because I’m my biggest critic ... and learned to be my biggest supporter too!
My husband's life story: It reminds me of how good life can get no matter where you’re from as long as you got the right mindset.
Lauren Roney: for pushing me in the right direction with the right words and right amount of pressure.
1st Phorm: Because this company embodies what I stand for and I embody what they stand for.
what's your go-to cheat meal
Loaded pancakes. I never had pancakes like them before I got to America, and who could say no to chocolate peanut butter brown sugar banana pancakes with whipped cream?!
what's your favorite tv show
Well... my favorite show will forever be one tree hill! I watched it the first time when I was 17 and ever since, I've seen it 8 more times... all of it. 😂
what does 'never settle' mean to you
There’s always room to grow. There are always more opportunities to get better. I am never satisfied. I am blessed and aware of it, but never stopping to improve and grow. There is no limit. I am ALWAYS hungry for more.
what's your biggest achievement
1. Loving myself the way I am even with my skin condition.
2. Making it to America and being a successful health and fitness professional.
3. Being an elite athlete for a company I could’ve only dreamed about in Germany!!
what keeps you going
Knowing that life is a journey and we won’t arrive at our destination until we die. I want to adventure, experience and learn as much as I can. The good and the bad. I want it all! I am naturally motivated, but on days I’m not, I know my responsibility as a role model and coach so that’s when discipline kicks in!
how has 1st Phorm changed your life
I started as a Legionnaire when COVID-19 hit in 2020. I offered to teach zoom classes for 1st Phorm because that’s what I liked to do and I wanted to help out through the rough times.
Through consistent conversations with my coach, Lauren Roney, who pushed me to be better and told me what I could be doing... I started joining group coaching calls and taking nutrition and supplementation more seriously. That’s when it hit me, and made me realize how much this company has to offer for customers and for me.
I lead my first challenge and it was a great success for me personally. I lead my second challenge while being in Germany and it was even better! I got invited to visit HQ and that was the big hitter! Walking through the entrance door and seeing the core values. Seeing “lead by example” and “accept responsibility”. I had tears in my eyes reading these two especially.
This is what I’ve been doing for 10+ years and this company lives by it! After that I was going hard. I was even more hungry to learn and refresh my memory from school. I took my coaching to another level. I became the most selfless I have ever been and I couldn’t feel better about myself. I felt more and more that things fall in place and that I am on the right path.
Lauren asked me at the end of the year what my year, 2 year and 5 year goals are. I told her right away: I want to help as many people as I possibly can and I want to become an elite athlete within 5 years... and now here we are... year 1 and I am an athlete for the company I believe in the most and that believes in me more than any other company or employer ever did.
I know I earned this but I feel more than blessed that this company sees me for who I am with my flaws and my drive. They love me for it! I will be forever grateful for 1st Phorm!
TONI'S FAVORITE SUPPLEMENTS
"I had to fight with bloating a lot and hated it. I would look at my stomach in the mirror every morning and be upset about being bloated. On top of that my digestion wasn’t the greatest. Ever since using I started using Opti-Reds 50 and Opti-Greens 50, I don’t bloat like that anymore. My digestion is consistent and I haven’t been sick ever since."
"I use Level-1 every single day. Let it be pancakes, protein French toast, yogurt, mug cakes, protein tea or just a shake on the go! Those flavors and what you can make with them is just freaking fire and I don’t get gassy nor get stomach aches."
"Through my skin condition I am consistently tired. But I am an active and energetic person. So I have to help myself out with pre workout. Megawatt is my go to! It gives me a great pump, I am AWAKE, focused, and I don’t crash horribly like I used to from other (not good) brands."