Who is Truddy?
My passion is helping people reach their personal best through physical fitness. We all have a special gift - my gift is to help people realize a "better you" through exercise. I mix fun with the personal bonds of teamwork to make sure you want to come back for more.
From the beginning, my life has been surrounded with the strong bonds of love, discipline, respect, and integrity - mental, physical and spiritual. Born Kathleen Gertrude Sheppard in Newark New Jersey, I was raised in a loving family, the third of five children. A daughter of a marine, mother of future marines, I’m married to a modern day hero – a Newark police officer, bomb tech, sniper, you name it.
Much of my early life was spent playing sports, especially swimming and gymnastics. Through high school and college, I followed my heart into weight training - physical and mental strength always worked hand-in-hand with teamwork - working together and helping each other.
At Seton Hall University, I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health & Physical Education. I followed my passion for team and became the men’s basketball team strength coach for Seton Hall University under Coach PJ Carlisimo and St. Peter College under Coach Ted Fiore. During and after college I worked and managed several gyms, finally landing at “Definitions” on 57th Street in New York as a Personal Trainer to Stars and Professional Athletes.
As my life has evolved, getting married and having children, I stayed focused on personal and group training. I have transformed people from all aspects of life, from CEO's and professional athletes to mom’s 50 pounds overweight with high cholesterol.
I invite you to consider Truddy T’s to realize a better you.