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Why Hire a Personal Trainer?

If you have made a decision to get in shape or improve your overall health, hiring a personal trainer to help you start a fitness regimen is a good investment in your health. Few other investments generate the guaranteed return of improved health and greater quality of life. Among other benefits, trainers can teach you the correct way to use exercise equipment, design individualized training programs for losing excess weight, adding lean muscle or meeting other fitness goals, and help motivate you to incorporate exercise into your daily schedule.

However, unqualified trainers can incite trouble. If they have limited knowledge of human anatomy and exercise physiology, their clients may experience a variety of problems; these problems range from the annoyance of unattained fitness goals to potential injury or other health complications from unsafe workout procedures. 


How do I find a qualified personal trainer that is right for my needs?

  • Ask if the trainer is certified by a nationally recognized and accredited group (NASM, ACE, NSCA, ACSM).  Good credentials and a solid educational background indicate a knowledgeable trainer.   
  • Ask about the trainer's experience. Passing an exam is only the beginning; a good trainer has experience working with clients. Has the trainer worked with other people with goals or issues similar to yours (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes, back pain, or injuries)?
  • Ask when and where the trainer last completed continuing education; this ensures they are abreast of advancements in exercise methods. Trainers should complete at least 20 contact hours of continuing education every two years.
  • Check references to verify that other clients were satisfied.
  • Ask yourself if the trainer seems sincere. A good trainer will attend to your individual needs and goals, rather than using a cookie-cutter approach; trainers should conduct a thorough assessment, ask about your medical history, including past injuries, and then develop a program designed specifically for you.
  • Consider the trainer's personality; does it complement or clash with your personality.
  • Ask what the trainer charges. Rates vary from $50 to $100 or more an hour based on location and the trainer's experience.  You get what you pay for--the cheapest trainer in town may not be able to help you reach your goals and therefore is not a good investment.

What services do you offer?

Personal Training

One client, one trainer, one purpose! If you are looking for the quickest and most direct path to your goals then this is your best choice! Personal Training is ideal for those who are new to fitness training and want to start off on the right foot. Those who have have sports specific goals or who want to achieve their goals in the least amount of possible time should choose this option. Sessions can be scheduled once, twice or three times a week.

Partner Training
Two clients, one trainer is great for those who want the option to share their experience and cost with a family member or friend. Ideal for couples or friends committed to making lasting changes together. Sessions can be scheduled two or three times a week at your convenience.

Online Training
This is for those individuals that have the motivation and discipline to push themselves but lack the expertise to build an effective program. Workouts and nutritional counseling are provided. Skype sessions are available to those who need some more personal attention. These programs can be tailored to work out of your home or to be taken to your gym.

Corrective Exercise
Has age and repetitive motor patterns wreaked havoc on your posture? Are you constantly plagued with reoccurring knee, low back or shoulder pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions then Corrective Exercise Training may just be what the doctor ordered. 

Nutritional Counseling
The key to weight loss and improving overall health is proper nutrition. Clients will be educated on nutritional facts, eating habits, nutrients, allergies, and weight loss. Each individual will be worked with to develop a dietary pattern that suits their lifestyle as well as their needs.

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