Monday, February 15, 2010

Mom Turns Passion For Fitness Into Thriving Business

“Ironically, when friends complimented Carlene Steenekamp about how good she looked after the birth of her last child in 2007, their words had an opposite effect. ‘I got so tired of hearing, 'Oh, you look great to have had three kids.' I know friends meant well, but that was a backhanded compliment,’ says Steenekamp, 32, a personal trainer from West Knoxville. ‘I wasn't ready to accept that I would never feel good about my body again.’ Steenekamp had always worked hard at staying fit, but after that, her efforts went into overdrive. "People in...

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