Leaders of the Pack

photo by NICOLETTE TOPPER/TOPPFLASH PHOTOGRAPHY
JIBBY BOND
Owner, Abs for Days

Growing up, Jibby Bond wanted to be a P.E. teacher. As an adult, she became the ultimate P.E. teacher, with a personal training business called Abs For Days and more than 10,000 clients all over the world. "I find it very important to teach people about health and fitness so they, in turn, can teach their children and future generations," says Bond. "No matter who you are, where you live, or what you do, having good health is important." her clients feed her limitless passion for fitness. "When I meet a new client and can see the dedication in their eyes and hear the desire to be healthier in their voices, I feel very honored," she explains. "Not a day goes by that I do not hope to share my passion for fitness with my clients or friends." Guiding Bond through her own journey from dancer to graphic designer to personal trainer was her mom, also an entrepreneur. "She shared countless skills and business tips with me that I use in my business today," says Bond. True to her youthful dream to be a teacher, Bond passes along her own skills. "Do you! That is my number one rule," she says. "Care about what you are doing. And most important, have fun doing it."
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NYC PRIDE 2015