We are so excited to celebrate Betty Schiffer this month! Originally from Montgomery, Betty is a special education teacher at Auburn High, while getting her PhD at Auburn University! She is also responsible for involving True40 with the Tiger Trails program, which allows students with intellectual disabilities to visit businesses in the community and gain responsibility, advocacy, and independent living skills. Betty was our very first member of True40 and has already completed over 100 classes! We love your passion and dedication and are so proud to have you in our True40 Family!
Where are you from and what brought you to Auburn?
I am from Montgomery, Alabama. My twin sister chose to attend Auburn University, so after we graduated from high school we both moved to Auburn to attend college. She moved away but I decided to stay here in Auburn after graduation.
What's your favorite part of your workout?
My favorite part of my workout is using the TRX straps... for both core and arm exercises. I love working my arms and core!
What's your least favorite?
My least favorite would probably be standing glute work.
Name 3 things you always have in your purse?
(1) Lip stick
(3) A granola bar
What is the best health/fitness advice you’ve ever received?
“Be true to you.”
How do you spend your Saturday mornings?
Saturdays have become a day where I like to take my time getting my day started. I prefer to greet the day at a True 40 class and then travel home to make bacon and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I then enjoy a cup of coffee in a real coffee cup! All of this helps me prepare for the quality time my computer and I will spend that day working towards completing my dissertation.
Who is your biggest advocate?
My biggest advocate is my best friend and twin sister, Holly. She has always been a constant for me and has ALWAYS been there for me, no matter what. She supports me, encourages me, and is honest with me. She is a passionate individual who tends to be extremely protective of me. God truly blessed me by giving me Holly. She reminds me daily just how truly loved I am.
How do you stay true to you?
I have always been a "people pleaser" and that became exhausting. I learned that the best way for me to stay "true to myself" was by actually putting Jesus first, honoring my quiet time, and being OK with saying “no”! These were difficult concepts for me to walk out. By God's grace, he has put me in a season of life that requires me to walk out being true to me. I have learned that investing my time and energy into activities that align with my God given purpose helps me to better serve others, feel at peace in the midst of the stresses from school and work, keep my priorities in check, and walk out my faith.