What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We start with data collecting to determine the best course of action with each individual clients. From food likes and dislikes to problematic exercise that may hinder progress- all info collected is valuable to obtain a client's goal quickly but safely. Check out our website for further information on our Assessment process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been a Professional Trainer for almost 30 years- full time and opened the Fitness Center in '94 at the age of 24. My programs and longevity speaks for myself. I educate veteran and novice trainers to become superior trainers.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
NO- I have prices listed but every individual is different and so is there pocket book. I've never tried to the nicest looking facility- just the best program so that everyone can participate. Expensive equipment and a fancy location means fancy prices. I'm about hard work, discipline and reaching goals.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I knew what my career would be in the mid to late 70's when as a kid I was already creating exercise plans for people. I'm innately suited for this career path. Helping those with physical handicaps is the most rewarding though. I can help any guy squat 500 lbs but helping someone walk again or regain limb usage and mobility- that's most rewarding.
What types of customers have you worked with?
1) post theraputic muscle and balance recovery ( post stroke, spinal injuries or ms patients)
2) fitness or sport oriented training - powerlifting, figure comp, extreme weight and or shape change
3) proper nutrition
4) my up front evaluation has afforded me and my staff 25 years of no high level injuries. Not hurting people comes first in this business and strengthening their joint-support mechanisms ensures that.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Helping Dan after a sever brain injury become strong and functional again. Couple of years.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for personal trainers who have an extensive amount of hands on experience with a wide variety of clientele.
Also, as a Professional Trainer since 1988 I have developed an extensive initial evaluation that ensures my cleints aren't just strengthening their muscles but support mechanisms like tendons and ligaments as well.
Most trainers start training their cleints then avoid issues that may come up physically- I want myself and my trainers to know up front what your strengths and weaknesses are then develop a plan to help you train intensely with out injuring you.
Safety and form are a must in this industry.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Forget certifications - most are bogus- anyone can study a book and pay the fee and "viola" they are a trainer. That's the big gym mentality. Success comes from having a trainer with decades of hands on experience and no injuries with a solid nutrition program.