Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When searching for a fitness professional, there are many things to consider. Is there a membership fee? Is the environment safe and clean? Does the gyms equipment meet my goals? Does the staff promote an education process for a lifetime of health? Are the trainers certified through a nationally certified board or are they certified through a weekend course. Do the trainers also have a four-year degree in kinesiology or exercise science? Finally, do the trainers have an updated certification with continuing education credits listed.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. What is your college degree in? Can you explain your certification and is it certified by a national board? What type of clients have you worked with in the past and how did you help them accomplish their goals? Do you train everyone the same and can you please explain your training philosophy. How can you help me?
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. For years, most of us provided our services at the largest health club in town where the emphasis was on hitting a monthly/yearly financial goal, rather than emphasizing what really matters....RESULTS! Since 2007, all of this changed. Results are the only thing that matter!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Many of us dread going to work. Very few of us wake up every morning, feeling enthusiastic about what we do. We are enthused individuals that thrive on helping you achieve greatness! We are fortunate enough to love everything about it. There is nothing better than helping you reach your true potential.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. My most memorable experience over 8 years of being a professional personal trainer has to be when my client David stepped on the scale for his weekly weigh in and to our surprise, he met his goal of 100 pounds lost! He was so excited that we announced this over the intercom. To our amazement, he lost 100 pounds in a little over 8 months. To this day, he has lost over 120 pounds and has kept it off!
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. To maintain and renew our certification, the National Academy of Sports and Medicine requires us to have a minimum of 2.0 credits (about 40 hours) of continuing education over the course of 2 years, as well as a current AED/CPR certification. However, as we strive for excellence, our group participates in regular educational seminars, exams, research, etc. to guarantee we stay current in our field of expertise.