Auto upholstery is not for the weak. You need strong legs, a solid back and hands like vice grips – especially if you plan on lasting in this industry as long as Lucinda Howard of Tin Lizzie Affair Automobile Upholstery. She opened up shop in Dallas Texas 33 years ago and is still going strong. That, no doubt, is due to a combination of quality work and a workout regimen that puts most trimmers half her age to shame.
The Dallas Morning News recently profiled Lucinda in its Health & Fitness section:
Fitness routine: Tae Bo workout twice a week, treadmill four and Bowflex three times weekly.
Favorite way to spend a 30-minute workout: Watching a musical TV show with fast music while working out on my treadmill.
Piece of equipment you can’t live without: My VCR player. Yes, my Tae Bo tapes are that old.
Shoes you wish you owned 10 pairs of: Chung Shi toning shoes
Proudest exercise moment: The first time I got 100 on a doctor’s stress test
Advice to someone who wants to follow your routine: Decide you want to make exercising and taking care of yourself a lifetime commitment. Start with a little at a time, and you’ll see how it changes your life so quickly.
Greatest fitness inspiration: Rachel McLish, bodybuilder, and Billy Blanks, Tae Bo instructor
How your workout defines you: I am more flexible, more agile, more confident. I challenge myself every day to defy the inevitable aging process by keeping my body moving. [more]
With a workout routine like that, I bet Lucinda can pull a vinyl top like it’s nothing.
Question: What are you doing to stay in top trimmer shape?