Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I know that personal training is expensive and I want to make sure that I am giving the the best quality service possible. I really love training and when I train another person it is like I'm training myself. I am aware of everything that you are experiencing and I want to make sure that every training session is perfect and that not a second was wasted. I am not there just to count repetitions. I want to motivate and empower you. While I'm training I am always evaluating the client and myself. I try to find the best exercises for the individual. I want to make sure that I did everything I could to help the client achieve his/her goal. Not everyone loves to workout but many people look forward to my sessions.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love helping people achieve things they didn't think were possible and making them feel good.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. What types of training do you do? What is your style like?
I try to make it fun. I utilize a variety of training methods depending on the client. Not everyone likes the same things so each client can be different. I do weight training, bodyweight training, cardio, strength, flexibility/stretching, gymnastics, martials arts, boxing, sports conditioning, coordination, balance, stability,
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. I have many, but here's one. A few years ago I started training a client in his early 70s. He was a regular exerciser all his life, but just cardio and mostly jogging. He had a strong heart, but poor stability and coordination and not much muslce mass. He had had a recent knee injury from a fall which required surgery. It was very stiff and the range of motion was less than 90 degrees which made doing a full squat or lunge impossible. The doctor told him that due to his age the knee would never have full range of motion again. His goal was just to maintain his fitness.
We have been training for 3 years now and he is in amazing shape. The knee is almost completely normal. He does perfect squats and lunges. His coordination, stability, and balance have improved dramatically. He has gained lean muscle and increased bone density. Physicially he is getting younger and not older.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. I have a lot of awesome clients and I am proud of all of them.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes. In order to maintain my certification I must recertify every three years. To do so I must do continuing education throughout the year. But because fitness is something I'm passionate about I am always reading articles and attending seminars to ensure that I am knowledgebale and giving my clients the best service possible.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Probably the biggest recent development is that high intensity short duration workouts are now considered more effective at burning fat and losing weight than longer low intensity aerobic workouts. This is good news because it means you can workout for less time but and get quicker results.
Q. What is your greatest strength?
A. My greatest strength is my ability to evaluate and adapt as the training program progress.