Interview: Jerry Husted, owner of Adaptability Fitness

Where are you located and how long have you been in business?

Adaptability Fitness has been in operation since November 2013. We’re located at 585 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113; directly north of Sandia Preparatory School.

What inspired you to become a trainer?

After a bad back injury, I gained a tremendous amount of weight and an addiction to pain medication. When I decided to take my life back, I started reading. Books, magazines, internet were the resources available to me and I was stunned and aggravated by the amount of pure drivel out there that is passed off as strategies for health and wellness. I decided to get my board certifications and help people avoid the huge mistakes I made. 

There are quite a few gyms around Albuquerque.  What makes you different?

I grew up in the community of people with disabilities. Since I have become a trainer, I have moved my business towards inclusivity and adaptive exercise. Now I specialize in helping people with chronic diseases and conditions achieve their fitness and wellness goals. 

What is your favorite part of being a trainer?

Seeing the moment of achievement and victory on my clients’ faces.

Who is your ideal client?

The person who may not fit or want to fit in a traditional fitness center or gym.