Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. I meet with my clients for an initial 90 minute session to assess and qualify their needs and imbalances, both physically and nutritionally. Once we establish a base of objective and subjective information on their needs, i design a periodized and progressive system of exercise for their individual needs. These programs are not cookie cutter, and are designed for the individual in their scope of need.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Don't buy into hype or false promises. Science and the medical industry have opened our eyes as to the needs and proper methods of developing an overall level of fitness. We can test muscles and specifically see how you as an individual are structured. Everyone is different and if you are going to pay top dollar for your health and fitness. Make sure the individual is knowledgable and well presented. If they have you trying to do something you don't feel comfortable with, let them know they should, if qualified and experienced, be able to regress and exercise and design one for your needs that you can perform.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. The average American today is 20 to 30 pounds or more overweight, muscularly deconditioned, and misinformed on the subjects of health, fitness, and nutrition.
The industry today is designed to let them fail. In the fitness industry they get you to sign a contract because they know that well over 60% of people who start working out tomorrow, will quit within 3 months.
Why is that?
Because of a lack of qualified individuals to instruct, motivate, and help build a passion for health and fitness, in a new client. Join a gym and soon you may realize that you don't know what you are doing. Sure you can learn the machines, and such, buy a book and try that system, only to realize after a month or two you are no longer seeing changes. just in time for the next health magazine with a new better workout to help you along, or buy this or that supplement.
The reality is you know damn well that in whatever industry it is you operate, that you know a heck of a lot more about it than me. You have been doing it for years, right? You probably can spot a newbie in short time. And you realize that a lot of people will benefit from your help.
That is what I do, that is what my associates do! We get rid of the crap and give you the truth. So you can go on forever and continue to grow!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I got into the health and fitness industry because of my passion for getting into the best shape of my life. I spent the first 16 years of my life in a high speed, time critical project management job. I was on the road all the time, eatng junk food and sitting on my duff.
One day i got fatigued climbing a ladder and realized that this lifestyle was killing me. So i joined a local gym and started working out, and devouring information about nutrition and exercise. I fell in love with fitness, and that is what i recommend to my clients.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. I have an immense amount of collected knowledge and application experience in the fitness industry. I have helped knee replacement clients get back to normal, not just "rehabed". I help give them their lives back. I work with everyone from athletes, housewives, career women and men, and I can communicate my knowledge effectively. Education through application is my SOP!