What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We always start with core strength training and cardio endurance to build a strong foundation for weight lifting and reduce excess fat. Then we incorporate weight training (barbells, dumbells, kettlebells, etc). Next if the client's goal is to compete in a sporting event, finally we add power training, speed and agility training, mental conditioning and visualization in preparation for their event.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have bachelor's degree from Emory University. I am an ACE certified medical exercise specialist. I'm a ACSM certified group exercise instructor. I'm a certified Pilates and yoga instructor. I'm a degreed massage therapist. I've competed in Kettlebell Sport and body building.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Personal Training $65/session
Semi-Private Training $30/session
Small Group Training $17/session
Discounted packages are available on my website link
How did you get started doing this type of work?
In college, I took an aerobics class as an elective my freshman year and I was hooked for life!!!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Post Bariatric Surgery
Small Group Training
Outdoor Boot Camp
Post Pregnancy Fitness
Body Ball Rolling
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The 4 most important pieces of information would be: Make sure that you and your trainer see eye to eye on your goals. Make sure your trainer's personality syncs with you. Your trainer should earn your trust and practice what she/he preaches.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
1.)Be honest with the professional. Let them know exactly what you expect and your time line for the project to be completed.
2.) Ask the professional, what steps they will take to keep you on track if you "fall of the wagon".
3.) Ask the professional, what options they offer for a limited budget. Let's face weight loss is not easy. When you find a dedicated pro to work with, you don't want stop your progress just because financially you can't afford personal training. See if your pro offers reduced packages for dedicated clients, buddy training, small group training, boot camps (etc). If there's a will, there's a way. :)