Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. When hiring a trainer you should ask for credentials and possibley referrals. There a re a lot of trainer who call themselves trainers who are not certified or who are certified through online schools.
Yes, there are some trainers who are not certified who might be good but if you have limitations like torn ACL, rotator cuff tears or any other medical problems you want to make sure they are either collegiate graduates or certified.
Too many times I get clients who trainers caused an injury or worsen an injury.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My main focus no matter what your fitness goal is, is to focus on the core. Without a strong core training for your goal can get useless. You will be prone to injury and wont burn as much calories. Form will also be off therefore slowing your progress down.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love my job, because I love it when clients e tto their goals. I use to be obese and unfit and I know how lousy I felt. Now that I am in shape I feel great and my confidence is up.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. How did I lose over 150lbs? The answer is consistency and determination and I set a gola for myself that keeps me on schedule. Now that I am at the weight that I want to be sometimes i can get comfortable and slowly i will see 3-5lbs creep back on. So I will either say Camille thi year you will train for a marathon, or urbanathlon. Actuall my goal for 2011 is to win a figure competition.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I decided to become a fitness trainer because it was my life. I use to be 280lbs when I was 16, and I am glad to say today I am 6' 135lbs and even though I might have fluctuated up and down to 145 I am glad to say i have been able to keep it off.
I also use to play collegiate basketball and after losing all the weight I trained myself to improve skills. But unfortunately due to a knee injury my basketball career was cut short. But during rehab I learned a lot on how to bounce back. I was told that one day I would need a knee replacement an dto limit jogging. Well through core work and conditioning I completed a marathon in 2009.
I went to college to be a Dr. when I got my acceptance letter to University of Pittsburgh. I decided to not go and instead get my MS in Exercise Science. I wanted to help prevent rather than treat problems. Too many of todays chronic disease are cause by obesity and too many people are sedentary to the point that picking up a paper blows ther back out.
I want to prevent this from occuring and I believe my life experiences has taught me enough plus coupled with my education to give me the knowledge to help those that suffer from these problems.