We had the good fortune of connecting with Ledell Fields and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ledell, what principle do you value most?
I believe that you should possess qualities within you where after someone encounters you, they leave with something Good.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I believe when people are truly themselves , that automatically sets them apart from others . When you seek to be different solely for “difference sake”, sometimes you fall into a place of actually being like everyone else. Over time I’ve just learned to not look to the left or right , but go forward in my strengths. That’s what you call being you . I started off training in a hospital . I worked as a monitor tech . Word started to spread around the hospital about my fitness knowledge and enthusiasm. The leadership of the hospital actually decided to send me to school for it. That was the turning point. They allowed me to train staff in the hospital in the physical therapy dept . I started to really gain clientele . I tried corporate gyms , small gyms . But that wasn’t my calling . I decided to open my own , and through many ups and downs I’m here where I am today . I’ve made many mistakes in business over the years, but I’ve learned from them and still learning. Mistakes are merely knowledge from experience . If you’re not making mistakes you’re not going forward. It’s better to try than to die. And that’s part of the reason for the existence of this gym . I want people to leave better than they came in. A person may come in shy, but leave confident. They make come in emotionally unsure , but leave focused and inspired. When someone mentions Liftlife , I want there to be an automatic connotation of “thats a good place”, “you’ll really change for the better there”. And that’s what will happen in time .

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well first off. I’m a foodie. Anyone that knows me , know’s that my favorite place to eat is lupe tortilla. The fajitas are amazing. These days due to COVID , Im not too sure where I’d take someone to hangout. I personally like the menil museum. Also I like bargain shopping at Buffalo exchange . If you want a nice ambience , I like Kirby and Chapman’s. I could on and on . When it was going on , I used to like to visit the hip hop vintage flea market. Awesome atmosphere.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to shoutout my dad .

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