Getting to know: Gary Lombard

December 4, 2015 Campus Community, Community Print Print

Gary Lombard Wellness Center Trainer since 2013

Q: What is your job description here at OCCC?

A: “I’m a personal trainer and I teach the TRX classes that are offered on campus. TRX builds functional strength as well as rotational strength, as well as balance.”


Q: What’s your favorite part about teaching the classes here at OCCC?

A: “Seeing the changes that people go through. People get stronger, they’ll lose fat, and they’ll gain muscle.”


Q: What are your hobbies?

A: “I’ve been involved with music my whole life. I sing ensemble in my church choir. My wife and I love to travel, as well. I’m involved with lots and lots of stuff.”


Q: What kind of sports have you been involved with throughout your life?

A: “I was a cyclist and I have 86,000 miles on my road bike. I’ve always been involved with some sport, whether it’s tennis, soccer or swimming.”


Q: Favorite sports to watch/teams?

A: “Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma are two schools I root for. I root for both of them, and I want them both to do well. The Oklahoma City Thunder is my favorite basketball team.


Q: What’s your favorite thing about fitness?

A: “People can be healthy and strong no matter what their age. No matter what challenges they have, we can modify and make adaptations to help people with their challenges. Nine years ago, my wife and I were in a bad car accident, and when I began recovering from that, I realized I had a passion for helping others get fit. I love being able to do that.


Q: Why do you think it’s important for people to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

A: “People can enjoy a better quality of life. They’ll be able to keep moving throughout their lives. They’ll be able to be healthier and be stronger.”


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