Up Close With Lacy Thomas

Current job: I am the co-owner of Precision Personal Training, a professional personal training studio in Downtown Vancouver. I am a full-time personal trainer and group class instructor. I have been personal training and teaching group classes for the past six years.

Proudest professional moment: I have proud professional moments every day at Precision. That sounds cheesy, but it’s true. I have my proudest moments when a client tells me they have accomplished something in their life. Whether it’s drinking more water or increasing their vegetable intake for the week, or finishing a half marathon at the Bridge of the Gods. We have the best clients in the world. I am so thankful and proud every day.

First job: My first job was working as a receptionist at All About Landscape Supply in Oregon City, Ore. I loved it! I’m such an outdoorsy, active person, so when I can get my hands dirty and yet, also show professionalism with customer service, that is a great job for me!

Fun fact: A fun fact about me is that I participated in 4-H for almost four years. I trained my Arabian/Quarter Horse from the age of 6 months until present (she is now 15 years old).

Favorite spot on a Saturday night: My favorite spot on a Saturday night is either catching a Netflix show or movie on the couch with my husband and mini Aussie, Rylee, or going out with our group of friends to a nice restaurant we haven’t been to before. My husband and I enjoy trying new restaurants and foods in the Portland Metro Area.

Favorite movie: I like some pretty crazy movies, including “The Departed,” “Mad Max,” “Lawless,” “The Notebook” and “Me Before You.”

Music of choice: My music of choice is definitely hip hop/rap/pop for working out and teaching group classes. But, when I’m not teaching or training, I love country music. I grew up on a farm in a small town in Oregon and have worked with horses all of my life. So, country music has always been a part of me.

Favorite place to eat: My favorite places to eat in Vancouver would have to be Woody’s Tacos, Mio Sushi in Salmon Creek, Chutney’s Indian Cuisine, Thai Orchid and Freshii.

Motto/Inspirational quote: “Sometimes I have to walk slowly, but never backwards” and “Be the Energy you want to attract.” I think those go hand in hand with life, and in with your fitness and health goals.

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.