My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!
—Luv, The Asset Queen
Bethanne Weiss, aka The Asset Queen, is founder of FUNIQ® Fitness group training and Better Butts by Beth personal training. “I’ve been told I can motivate a stone to move its assets,” Bethanne says, laughing. This is not surprising because getting people to move their assets rather than plotz on them is her life mission.
Bethanne’s humor and energy—she’s been called a cross between Fran Dresher, a tame drill sergeant, and an entertaining circus clown—have put the “fun” back in fitness in small groups, large events, conferences, cruises, corporate settings, master classes for fellow fitness professionals, and more. She has 30 years experience motivating people of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels to move their assets. She holds a bachelor of science degree in business/exercise science from SUNY (State University of New York) New Paltz (1987), is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in group and personal fitness, fitness nutrition, and in coaching behavior change. Bethanne was one of the first to be certified by IDEA (International Dance Exercise Association) and Step Reebok back in the 1980s.
Despite Bethanne’s lifelong struggle with chronic pain and dizziness, she has continued to spread the “asset-moving love” to countless others . The AQ managed health clubs, mentored fitness professionals, and has been interviewed by the Denver Post, SmartMoney.com, MSN.com Smart Spending, Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and many other media outlets. Since 2009, she has written a humorous information-packed fitness blog.
In 2012, Bethanne was thrust into the unexpected and overwhelming role of caring for both of her aging parents who were in their 80s when they experienced sudden and significant decline. Her unbelievable ability to make lemonade out of lemons took her on an amazing journey which led her to become the “rockstar of the caregiving world.” Her new mantra “we have to be in shape to help ourselves and to help the ones we love” has won her lots of media attention including the now viral video Confessions of a Caregiver, which aired on Growing Bolder® and Surviving & Thriving® on WESH-TV. She had a big part in WFTV 9’s Emmy Award winning series, Blindsided: The Reality of Caring for Aging Parents. During this time, Bethanne wrote and published the life-changing book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank!
“My parents both passed in 2017. I have learned so much about love, life, forgiveness, and patience through this crazy journey that brought me to where I am today. I want to help YOU become more JOYful and less OYful by inspiring you to move your (fine young) assets literally and figuratively. I will continue to spread the asset-moving love in Orlando (and way beyond) where I reside with my amazing hubby Jeffrey…no one can ever take the New Yawka out of this Asset Queen!”