What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I conduct an injury, background, skills, and goals assessment with all clients prior to getting them moving. Following that, we do a baseline workout to get a sense of what the client can perform and the level of effort that the client is capable of. I also work up an individualized nutrition plan, when necessary.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I hold a degree in Exercise and Sports Physiology. I have trained 100s of people, held 100s of boot camps, and even more private client sessions. I was a scientist before I became an athlete, so I come to this with a research-minded background.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
I typically charge between $65 and $80/session (one hour) depending upon the drive time. Boot camps and couples sessions run a little more.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
About 7 years ago, a production company wanted to use me for pilot, and they wanted a "ripped, military look." I did a little (lot) of research to created a training program and nutrition program to gain muscle and tone while losing fat. Once I figured it out, I bailed on my corporate job to help others reach their potential through fitness and nutrition.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Seniors, special needs clients, professional athletes, FBI agents, doctors, lawyers, actors, weight-loss seekers, diabetics, and regular Joes and Janes. I work with large groups, small groups, couples, and one-on-one. All ages....I've gotten stellar results from clients 8-68.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
My recent projects are a pair of women...bride to be and mother of the groom. I have already gotten each down 4 dress sizes in 3 months, and the work continues. The other is a young man with Type 1 Diabetes who is dramatically overweight. We are steadily taking off one pound a week with a careful diet and moderate exercise.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone that is willing to learn what you really want and consistently delivers results that mirrors your needs and expectations.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Do you have personal experience rehabbing injuries and losing weight?
I dropped about 40 pounds using the fitness and nutrition programs that I employ today. If I can do it, you can do it.