Day in the Life of a Trainer: Steph Reider

A day in my life…..most days I wake up between 6-6:30. I usually start my morning with devotions and a “morning snuggle” from Luke my 9 year old son. He climbs into bed beside me and we snuggle, talk and pray to start our day. I want to cherish those short ten minutes before the craziness of the day begins and before this season passes that he no longer wants that time to start his day. I’m trying hard to raise my boys to be self sufficient and capable. They usually do their morning routine with minimal help from me. I get ready and head out the door with Luke at 7:20. I drop him at school on my way to Momentum.

I usually eat breakfast on the go but NEVER skip breakfast. I love breakfast! Here are a few of my on the go breakfast choices; overnight oatmeal, a homemade buckwheat waffle with a spread of almond butter and whatever fruit I happen to have on hand, or hard boiled eggs and a rice cake. I call my 12 year old son Eli from the car and we chat about the upcoming day, I remind him of any last minute plans for the day and we pray together. He leaves for school at 7:55 & I arrive at Momentum by 8:00. I train clients on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. I’m working in the reformer room those days from 8-2. So even if you don’t see me it doesn’t mean I’m not at Momentum. Pop in and say hi!

One might ask what do I do for lunch? On my days at Momentum, I prepare a smoothie in advance containing spinach or kale, plain Greek yogurt, cacao powder, chia seeds, blueberries, stevia and either coconut or almond milk. Katy lovingly blends it for me if I don’t have time to leave the reformer room, which I really appreciate! Days that I’m not at Momentum I eat a salad or whatever leftovers I have in the refrigerator. After my day finished at Momentum I start the after school frenzy with my boys. Luke and Eli get home about an hour apart. My husband is a teacher and usually gets home around 4-4:30. We typically have to eat dinner early because of sports practices/games or if I’m teaching a childbirth class. Any of those events require us to have a quick turnaround time. Any chance I get to go to bed early I love it but most nights it’s between 9:30-10. I often have a full schedule but it’s an abundant life.