What Griffin says about Flores: "Stephanie helped me regain my confidence and competitive edge, which I had lost after gaining weight once I joined the workforce. Challenging me with every workout, keeping my motivation level high and creating a workout program that was the right one for my needs are among key reasons why I value Stephanie as my trainer. Almost 90 pounds lighter, having completed three half-marathons and being able to play competitive soccer again, I attribute my improved health and rediscovered spirit to my experience with Stephanie."
Training: Certified by American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine and National Council on Strength & Fitness.
Favorite exercises: Pull-ups, push-ups and squats. "I like them because they can be done with modifications for every person on every level. If I had to choose one it would be the pull-up, because it requires so much strength."
Specialization: Competition physique training, which is similar to bodybuilding but emphasizes feminine symmetry, proportion and poise.
Best advice: "Trust your trainer and the program they've designed for you."
How she helped Griffin lose weight: "I geared things toward sports training. She played soccer in college, so I played off her inner athlete. We worked on nutrition, and I gave her cardio and weight homework assignments on days she wasn't seeing me."
Nutrition tip: "Pick and choose your battles when it comes to eating. Just because you want something sweet doesn't mean go for the peanut butter cheesecake. At a Mexican food restaurant, get a napkin, put a handful of chips on it and push the basket away."