Mae De Bruin

Train Strong Fit Instructor

“I have always had a passion for fitness and exercise!”
Mae swam competitively and ran track as a teen throughout her high school career. The love of exercise and an active lifestyle is in her bones! When “adult life” kicked in, active hobbies took a bit of a back burner to the bills and the years passed. In 2014, Mae found her passion for fitness again! After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2013 and finishing up chemotherapy in 2014, Mae was reunited with her “long lost love.” But before she decided to return to fitness she noticed the signs of weakness that come with the weight of cancer. Her body quickly deteriorated while fighting the disease, and she lost the ability to do simple physical things. She was unable to speak a full sentence without losing her breath, she felt weak and exhausted all the time, and her brain felt foggy more often than not. So when Mae finished chemotherapy, she jumped back on the ‘fitness horse’ and took the first step back to health. The pace at which her body recuperated, strengthened and progressed was astonishing. That was when she realized how much a human body is capable of. Within 8 months of being cancer-free, Mae ran her first half-marathon, and one year later finished a full marathon! She has always enjoyed encouraging others to exercise and be their best physical selves, because she has felt first-hand the reward of hard work. With some encouragement from Stephanie, Mae decided to become a Personal Trainer in 2018, and has been training at TSF ever since! “This experience helped me realize all the incredible things that our bodies are meant to do, and that the small things we take for granted should be appreciated because you never know when you might not be able to do them. With this realization, I knew that I wanted to help others with their fitness journeys.” – Mae DeBruin