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TRUE Stories: Yarnell Boyd

February 19, 2020

Founded in 1979, TRUE Fitness has become a leader in the commercial and residential fitness industry. You may know our name and our products, but we would also like to introduce you to the people behind the brand – those who help make up our TRUE family.

Introducing a member of the TRUE family who is dedicated to product design expertise – Yarnell Boyd, Senior Product Development Engineer. Yarnell is one of our dedicated team members who ensure your TRUE equipment looks and feels great and stands the test of time.

TRUE has decades of experience and constant refinement to ensure you are provided with the very best in premium cardio and strength equipment. TRUE’s engineers are devoted to safety and quality. We start with members like Yarnell, who has “been with TRUE Fitness a few months shy of four years.” 

Yarnell is passionate about her job, and has a love for her field. “Me being hands on, learning, and loving to know how things work, I felt engineering was a great career path for me.” When asked what sparked her passion for engineering, Yarnell stated that she “got into engineering because [she] had a love for math and science,” which made choosing a career in STEM the best choice for her.  

Her day to day can change drastically depending on a project but can include project management, product design, making visits to manufacturing facilities, testing, and tackling any quality issues that may arise. She works on a variety of products and has played a huge role in developing our newest cardio product that will be unveiled at IHRSA 2020

While each day may look different for Yarnell, her “favorite part about being an engineer for TRUE is that [she has] grown professionally and personally.” The product development department has “hands down, been one of the best departments I have ever worked in.” Yarnell enjoys their strong comradery and availability of the department. She also appreciates that her entire team is focused on one goal – to create a premium product. 

TRUE takes the design and quality of our equipment very seriously. “The most important thing for me being an engineer is safety. So, when we go to produce a product, safety is at the forefront of everything.” 

Product designs are created with the customer and end-user in mind. “I take the customer into account when we start a product design. We just try to understand what’s going on, and then drill down and see where the actual issue is.” She spends a great deal of time on research that is conducted prior to beginning a product design. “I think once we know what the customer wants, we then try to see if it’s manufacturable. And then once we figure out that we can actually manufacture it, we start to produce, develop designs and run that particular product through a gamut of testing to ensure we are giving the customer what they want and also provide them a safe product.” Yarnell ensures that when she brings her design to fruition, it’s her best foot forward.  

Learn more about Yarnell and her TRUE Story.