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Coach Parker is the best trainer I’ve ever worked with and I don’t say that lightly. I’ve had my fair share of coaches through playing team sports and I’ve also had a number of personal trainers. None of them have ever come close to Parker’s level of training. Over the years it’s been hard to stay consistent with working out. I wouldn’t see results fast enough, I would get bored with workouts, the workouts would be too hard so I’d give up after several sessions...the list goes on. When I started training with Parker a couple of years ago, that all changed. He’s incredibly bright and he uses that to create fantastic workout plans. He makes them hard enough that you see results quickly, interesting enough to make it so you enjoy working out consistently, and varied enough that you don’t get bored. Between his extensive experience, training, and education in fitness and his solid grasp of the human psyche, he’s able to help his clients push past their own roadblocks. Since working with Coach Parker I am in the best shape of my life, am more confident then I’ve ever been, and haven’t had a single panic attack. If you’re looking for a personal trainer that will help you make your goals a reality, you’ve found him.Nov 30, 2018
Since I have been working out with Parker I have seen improvement in my overall health and activity. He has fully shown the ability to love the gym. #Calves and arms.Nov 13, 2018
Most important to me: Careful to avoid injuries to me while training. Excellent variety of exercises including strength, endurance, and stretching. Good sense of humor. Broad knowledge of training techniques. Also knowledgeable about nutrition. I've gotten stronger, have much better aerobic ability, and lost 60 pounds.Nov 10, 2018Coach Parker Fitness, LLC's reply
Thanks Mike! Very kind words. Very proud of all the progress you’ve made. Here’s to another great year!
Parker is amazing. He is one of the few trainers who not only possesses real world experience in the realm of fitness, but he also possesses a bachelor's degree, as well. This dedication to both theory and practice enable Parker to stay ahead and implement new fitness trends while still employing tested methods. In addition, Parker listens to the needs of his clients. If a particular exercise is not working, he will find one that accomplishes the same fitness goal without endangering the client. Finally, Parker is interested in training the 'whole' person. His ultimate goal is to see his clients leave with the ability to train themselves. This may seem counterintuitive but it demonstrates Parker's dedication to not his clients but to his profession, as well. Seldom do you see such integrity in any profession. And it Parker's dedication that will not only transform your body but your mind, as well.Nov 20, 2018
tl;dr version: Parker is an excellent personal trainer so give him your money already. Long version: When choosing a personal trainer, everyone should have high standards. We're paying decent money and we expect (injury-free) results. This means a good trainer has personality, credentials, workout variety, a science-based methodology, the necessary experience and expertise, and availability. Personality is probably the most important criteria and Parker wins. He's exceptionally easy to get along with, has a great sense of humor (he's witty, too, which I greatly appreciate), and makes workouts entertaining. I get bored with even the hint of a routine, and in the six months I've been training with Parker I've not once fallen victim to boredom. He also creates highly-effective program modification when goals shift, and that level and skill of adaptability is rare. I also expect a scientific approach to fitness and nutrition, and Parker provides that, disagreeing (providing evidence) with the PT party line when it falls outside of evidence-based science. Being older, I require a level of experience to ensure I get the most out of training while remaining free of injury. I also expect a high level of expertise to I get the maximum benefit from each training session. Parker has both experience and expertise, which means I don't need to worry about injury or that I'll be throwing money away discussing the nutritional and spiritual merits of eating asparagus and mushroom Jell-O out of a quartz bowl while listening to ritual tantric chanting. If, on the other hand, I want to try something new that Parker hasn't done before (this is rare), he'll do the research, find the relevant scientific information, and create or modify a program around that. All of this means I'm healthier, stronger, and in far better shape than at any other point in my life (even when I was regularly running half marathons). I cannot recommend Parker enough.Nov 13, 2018Coach Parker Fitness, LLC's reply
Thank you for the kind words Brigg. Your sessions are some of my favorite, and you definitely keep it interesting. Can’t wait for your next spartan race this year!
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing starts at $65/hour for in-person training. Online coaching is available for $100/month. These both include exercise programming, nutritional advice, and behavioral and habit recommendations. There are no fee's or penalties for canceling more than 12 hours in advance. Sessions that are canceled within 12 hours of the appointment will be charged.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The initial session is comprised of a physical fitness questionnaire, discussing past/present medical history, goal setting, and getting to know you and your daily life. Depending on your health and ability to start exercising, we will begin with physical assessments, and optional body composition assessments. After the initial questionnaires and assessments, we will put together a timeline and schedule to get you to your goals. It is important to note that certain medical conditions will require a medical release from your primary care provider.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?- Bachelors Degree in Exercise Sports Science - Health and Wellness Professional - Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified (HKC) - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer - Adult First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross - Tactical Combat Casualty Care (T-CCC) through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians