Jim Gibson - Fitness Trainer
About this pro
14 years in business
Very pleased with instructions!Jan 30, 2017
Jim Gibson is an excellent fitness trainer, motivator and coach. Before we started Jim took the time to understand my fitness goals and then proceeded to put together a training regime that included balance, muscle tone and stamina. Jim also conducts a weekly boot camp which adds fun to fitness. I highly recommend Jim to anyone considering a personal fitness trainer.Jan 23, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Because I train in three different environments the pricing structure depends upon method of training. For example, gym-based pricing is dictated by the company. Generally, $50 per 1 hour session for a package of 10 sessions. This could vary slightly by gym. For home-based training, my fee is generally (cash) $50 per hour for the first person and an additional $25 per hour for an additional person. For in-facility or beach-based group training, the (cash) fee is based upon the number of people with a minimum of 5 participants.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Generally, I start with a structured interview process designed to help establish the client's fitness goals. Then, a series of questions relating to any injuries, illnesses or limitations the client may have that would be a special consideration in the design of the program. the final step in the interview process is to learn if there are any medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, surgeries, etc.) that may affect the program design. Following the initial interview (approximately 15 minutes), I will conduct a quick fitness assessment to help determine any imbalances or needs for correction (about 10 minutes). Finally, I suggest a broad program outline that will address the client's needs. At this point, we determine the timing and frequency of the training sessions in order to begin the fitness improvement program.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?My primary background in fitness starts in 1986 when I took up competitive bicycle racing, which I continued until 1993, when I joined semi-professional cycling teams based in Switzerland and England. In 2004, after a series of serious cycling accidents, I joined Body Dynamics Gym and became a group fitness spinning instructor, and I continue spinning today. Shortly after starting spinning, certain gym members asked if I would show them how I worked out and train them, so I started an informal/unpaid amateur "training" program. I enjoyed the training aspect so much, I decided to become certified as a personal trainer. After months of study and testing, I was certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Shortly afterward I was hired by two gyms to train their clients and I continue my training today. I am insured by NASM, certified for CPR/AED and hold a tax permit to practice in St. Pete.