Greetings, I’m Conrad Bostron, a Personal Trainer (past two years)and Fitness Instructor (past three years) at your local YMCA. Professionally, I am the CEO of Central Lakes Cooperative, an agricultural input supply company headquartered in Atwater, Minnesota. More importantly, I am the husband of a wonderful wife, Donna and the very proud father of two grown children, Allen and Bethany.
In high school and college I was a serious and mildly successful distance runner and quite frankly, the victim of poor coaching and bad training. So, after taking a 20 year sabbatical from serious exercise, I returned to fitness with the opening of our YMCA. Some minor health issues, a son preparing for the Marine Corps and an inherent love of competitive running, matched with a new YMCA facility in town, paved the way to a new fitness-based lifestyle transformation for me.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching Boot Camp and doing Personal Training. It is my passion to see individuals meet and exceed their fitness goals over time. I strive to customize each Client’s workouts and weekly fitness plans to meet the specific goals that we have jointly established for both short and long term benchmarks and accomplishments. I believe that my Clients are literally walking testimonies to the success that we have achieved for them by working together.
In Fitness Training, I follow the principle of “Dutus Exemplo” – lead by example. Dutus Exemplo is the official motto of the Marine Corps’ Officers Candidate School. The Marines believe that the best way to train future leaders is by example.
For me this means that I train hard, race hard, eat sensibly and rest appropriately. I feel that I have a responsibility to my Clients to emulate all the principles of fitness that I impart to them. I myself have experienced some great training and teaching from other Instructors and Trainers that I have met along this exercise journey and I know the value of working with people who ‘walk the walk’.
“In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine, uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity.”