“If you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life” are the words Troy O’Connor lives by each and every day. O’Connor, a Michigan native, is more than just a personal trainer. He is a motivator, a sensible and decisive down-to-earth businessman, and an individual with never-ending aspirations and goals for not only himself but for everyone he comes into contact with.
Growing up as a thin and lengthy teenager, O’Connor started to discover his interest in the human physiology early on. As he continued to educate himself on the human body, fitness, and nutrition he started transforming himself into a fitness role model. Once he was able to change his physical appearance he wanted to help others reach the same goals he had worked so hard to accomplish. As he started his own personal makeover, more and more people were curious about his achieved results and wanted to know the secret to all encompassing fitness.
Now, with more than ten years of personal training experience and a long list of Nationally Accredited Certifications, O’Connor has countless success stories of past and current clients, which increase day by day. He has lived his dream by surrounding himself with like-minded individuals who are all passionate about changing peoples’ lives (including his wife, Stacey).
When O’Connor relocated to Naples, FL in 2009, he decided to start his own business in the form of a CrossFit Affiliate. Real Fitness was not your “average affiliate” he points out. We focused on the “everyday member”, not just the athletes. Programming regularly included cardio and core-oriented “WOD’s” and a healthy dose of stretching and strength work integrated weekly. Real Fitness also offered Kickboxing classes, TRX and Yoga… All aspects of fitness that O’Connor deemed important to his members’ health and evolution. “People hate plateauing” he adds, “varying the opportunities that my members could participate in ensured that I did my part to limit those plateaus as much as I could”.
With an opportunity to sell Real Fitness to his partners in 2013, Troy decided to start a new company with his wife Stacey, OCFitCo (short for “O’Connor Fitness Company”). OCFitCo still incorporates CrossFit and Yoga into it’s programming and consulting practices. However they’ve added an important, previously overlooked fitness program… BeachBody.
After their second child was born in May of 2013, Stacey tried “P90X” and lost 20lbs. “She did it all from our living room” OConnor said proudly! “I decided to join her after the first month, and I never looked back. Since then we’ve completed ‘T25’ and ‘Insanity’ (both BeachBody programs)! Integrating some lifting and yoga each week has my wife and I in the best shape of our lives. Stacey is more toned and smaller than she was before our first child. Down a total of 40 pounds in the past 6 months, she is also stronger, more flexible and more confident. I have also increased my fitness capacity in those same areas and feel better than ever!”
With a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, his passion for helping others achieve peak fitness goals, and a strong desire to succeed, The O’Connor’s started OCFitCo to inspire, coach and guide others to reach their fitness dreams. (www.facebook.com/ocfitco)