When Dolvett Quince tells you to work your core, he’s not necessarily talking about abs. “The heart is the core of our health because it is the place where the blood flows from…it’s the core of our passion. It’s the muscle that will determine our ebb and our flow so to speak.”
For six seasons now, Quince has been helping participants of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and a nation of inspired viewers get to the core of their weight loss and fitness goals.
Known for getting dramatic transformational results, the LA-based trainer and New York Times best-selling author (The 3-1-2-1 Diet, 2013) knows that his clients “either want to yell at me or thank me, but either way I get the job done!”
Fitness is an inside out job, in the truest sense. Before Quince gets the results on the outside, he empowers his clients on the inside by helping them get mentally fit. You can’t be physically fit without being mentally fit, he shares. One of the ways he helps people tackle issues like looking for food as comfort is to give them an opportunity to talk.
By probing and getting to the ‘heart of the matter’ about why they eat what they eat, people can get what’s been weighing them down – emotionally and physically – “out of their system.” Quince explains, “The moment you start freeing yourself through words and you can actually hear yourself say the core of the pain, [it’s] an opportunity for them to really release a lot of the tension and pain they’ve been holding on to.”
His approach as more friend than drill sergeant trainer is something he’s been honing since getting his start working at the YMCA. While working the front desk, he recalls the day someone told him, “You’re good with people, you seem like you got a good physique – have you ever thought about being a trainer?”