As Marcel Mayfield looks across her newly opened TrainTBFit Elite Club in Lawrenceville, GA, she can already envision what the next several years will look like.
One word, Successful. After all, settling for anything less than excellence has always been a big no-no for the Guyanese physique model and master fitness trainer, Marcel Mayfield. Hard work, determination, and a no-excuses mindset have been embedded in her DNA since childhood, which is why the now 50-year-old bundle of energy has won numerous awards, competed in national competitions, and is a highly sought-after coach and mentor to many men and women in the fitness world. She is in remarkable shape and frequently outperforms trainers and gym-goers half her age.
“The key is being disciplined and realizing that you only have one body, so you might as well take care of it,” she said. “I put in the work and that is why I get the results. It’s that simple.”
Well, no one can argue that she puts in the work. However, it definitely isn’t simple. Mayfield trains daily and adheres to a strict diet which has helped her to garner amazing results that most people could only dream of. Chiseled arms, legs like a track star, and washboard abs. Still, while it is far from easy, she emphasizes that women and men at an “advanced age” do not have to give up on their fitness goals. They just have to be more diligent. Fitness is Mayfield’s life. She eats, sleeps, and breathes it – and now, she is on a mission to help as many people as possible to live their best, most confident, and healthy lives as well.
According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, only 23 percent of Americans are getting enough exercise. In Mayfield’s home state of Georgia, only 1 in 5 (or 20.2 percent) of adults ages 18-64 meet the guidelines for aerobic and strength exercise. That was one of the inspirations behind the opening of TrainTBFit, to create a healthier and more active community. Her fitness center features everything from general membership, elite 1 on 1 training, group training, competition prep, massages, and other forms of therapy. She has implemented special programs for students, stay-at-home moms and seniors. She does it all.
“It is about quality of life and knowledge. A lot of people don’t know, so I want to teach them how to have a better quality of life,” she said. “Most people say they don’t have the time, but it is all about priorities. You have to decide that you want to be your best, and then you must embrace the process. You can do it.”
Mayfield is looking to make a major impact and leave a strong and long-lasting legacy.
As a rising fitness influencer, she is sure to draw a great deal of attention, and she wants to make sure she takes full advantage. Her goal is to open numerous TrainTBFit gyms across the country. Central to her growth is her strong faith. She believes that her purpose is to help people to tap into the greatest versions of themselves and to be confident in who they are. Adorning her gym is the Bible scripture from Phillippians 4:13 that reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
“My faith is what keeps me going and striving to be my greatest self. I know that I have a purpose and a responsibility to use the strength and the blessings I have been given to bless others. That is what I intend to do.”
For more information on Marcel Mayfield and TrainTBFit Elite Club, visit the website at traintbfit.com. You can also keep up with her on Instagram and Facebook at @traintbfit.