Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. ÃÂ Is the trainer certified through an accredited health and fitness organization?
ÃÂ Is the trainer certified in CPR and first aid?
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Not all personal trainers are self-absorbed meat heads or boot camp drill instructors. I believe empathy goes a long way in understanding clients' needs and desires. Don't get me wrong; I'll still provide challenging workouts, but we'll work together every step of the way.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes, I make sure to stay consistent with current exercise news and studies in addition to taking official continuing education courses through the American Council on Exercise. I like to take a variety of courses, not just different courses that focus on the same topic. Some of my current and previous courses include Pre- and Post-Natal Exercise, Exercise for Elderly Clients, Practical Nutrition, and Screening and Assessment for Exercise Programming.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. An initial Fitness Consultation is free.
One hour-long session is $75.
One 30-minute session is $40.
An hour-long Group Session (2-3 clients) is $100.
An hour-long Group Session (>3 clients) is $120.