Trainer brings more competition experience to Fit Now

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When it comes to competing, 45-year-old Jay Moore has done it all.

He’s won Mr. Texas twice and placed second nationally, competed in powerlifting and world championships around the globe and is the only man to hold three titles in the same year.

But after more than 25 years of competing, Moore decided he wanted to take a step back and help others achieve their goals, so he stopped entering shows in 2009.

One of those others is Weatherford’s Shar Courtney, owner of Fit Now Fitness where Moore is now employed. She isn’t, however, his only client and Moore said he trains everyone who wants to lead a healthier lifestyle and get in shape.

“My youngest client is 15 and my oldest is 72,” Moore said. “I cater to you. Whatever your goals are, that’s my goal too.”

Moore grew up in Houston and spent the last 15 years in Arlington. He and his wife recently moved to Aledo and Courtney - whom he knew from competitions - offered him a spot at both her gyms, Fit Now Fitness in Weatherford and Aledo Fitness.

Training sessions are typically 30 minutes to an hour, Moore said, and he works individually and in groups.

Moore stressed that he prides himself on staying up-to-date with different training methods and diets by attending seminars and reading up on the latest trends.

“You can learn alot and I learn something new everyday,” he said. “I want to better myself and my clients.”

It should come as no surprise that Moore said there have been many changes in the fitness industry over the past 25 years.

“Fad diets are just that - fads,” he said. “But the equipment has gotten so much better and the techniques change fast too so you have to keep up or you’re not doing your job.”

Courtney is training for the Europa Expo in Dallas next month. No stranger to competition herself, Courtney was being pushed to her limits the day Moore’s interview was done.

“I hate him right now,” Courtney quipped as she lifted, pulled and squatted weights.

Whatever his methods, Moore said he believes in doing it the right way.

“If people see results, they want to come back and that’s what it’s all about,” he said.

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