Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Of course! I have to in order to maintain my CSCS certification. Recently I learned how to perform a functional movement screen, apply rocktape, and improve grip strength.
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. Pricing is quite simple here. If it's 1-on-1 training, it is $50 for 30 minutes, and $100 for 60 minutes. If it is kettlebell classes, they are $20 per person, although you can save money buying 6 for $100. In some cases, 1-on-1 training is insurance reimbursable. You'd have to ask me to find out if that is you!
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I grew up training martial arts since I was 5 years old. Around age 13-14, I started learning about strength training and performance enhancement methods. By the time I was in college, I had a huge base of knowledge and had made incredible progress in my training. Most of all, I never got injured, and I attribute that to my training methods. Over the years my body has been subjected to MMA and powerlifting, and still to this day, never suffered a serious injury resulting from athletics. I wanted to share my knowledge with others, so I go involved in kinesiology in college.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. I work mostly with everyday, average adults who tend to be recreationally active. Most of them have some athletic event or sport that they are preparing for, or are rehabing an injury they acquired as a result of that activity.
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. I worked with an MMA athlete who was preparing for a fight. He was very tight, weak, and slow. After 3 months of training, he was much stronger and faster. His confidence in his ability led to him winning his fight.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Ask questions and do your due diligence. Don't pay money until you are sure everything you want to know has been asked. You need to feel confident in who you hire, so don't afraid to be assertive. You are the customer.
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. Paying for good training is a worthwhile investment. Everyday I meet people who tried to save money by hiring some newbie trainer, only to find they never learned anything, and made no progress. If they pay the money for a quality service, they make an investment in their health, rather than throw away their money.