Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Find someone you like you are going to be spending a lot of time with them.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Independent trainers seem to "care" more about their clients vs. health clubs/chains which just want their trainers to sell the biggest package and make them the most money. I have seen trainers at clubs do the same workout for every client.
Also this is our only source of income, please give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel a session or reschedule it so we can find another client/consult/meetings.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. My work stands out from others because I look at each client individually to find a program which will help them meet their goals, be fun and challenging, and I'm available 24/7 to all my clients. I am always honest with my clients. I also have a lot of experience and education.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love helping so many different people reach and exceed their goals. Its a great thing to see someone glow and to know I helped.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Do you think I can lose x lbs in x amount of time? Usually it is a lot of weight and a short amount of time.
If you work hard and commit to the program I give you you will see great results. It takes time to lose weight, it wasn't gained over night and it cannot be lost over night.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. One of my favorite clients couldn't make it up one flight of stairs when we started. Now she goes up 16 floors everyday, is off her blood pressure medicine, as well ad cholesterol medicine, can lift 3x more weight all around, and feels great!
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. We might only meet for an hour at a time, but I also spend time when we aren't together working on many things such as: programming, continueing education, research, working with your health care professions if needed, etc. I am also available 24/7 for all my clients.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes. I read peer reviewed journals and try to take one online class a month. I am also in school for nursing :)
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My greatest strength ish experience and my patience. I'm good at what I do.