Thrive Personal Training & Fitness

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, punctuality, and responsiveness.
  • Thumbtack Customer

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    Dec 26, 2017
  • Doug E.

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    I hired John as a personal trainer because I needed someone to help me stay on track with diet and exercise. I did a session with him, and I knew he was the one for me. He was professional and always pushed me to make that extra effort. Even if I couldn't do it, he was supportive and optimistic about me getting it next time. John will help you achieve your goals by giving you a detailed plan about what he expects from you. He helped me get to my goals, and if I was still living in the Twin Cities area, I would hire him again.

    Jul 19, 2017Verified

About this pro

At Thrive Personal Training, it's all about you - your goals, your program, and your results! Many trainers use templates and cookie-cutter programs - just cut and paste and apply to the next client. At Thrive, your program is customized to meet your needs and abilities. Your goal may be to lose weight, build muscle, enhance your sports performance, or to simply move better and without pain. You might have several of these goals. Whatever your unique situation, together we will design a plan that will work for you. This not only includes our training time together, but also nutritional and exercise guidance for what to do outside of our workouts. You're not just showing up and getting your butt kicked - you'll also learn what to do on your own to achieve success! Many clients start out not knowing what they are truly capable of. Oftentimes they've tried and failed many time to achieve their goals. Working with a trainer may be their last-ditch effort to attain the health and fitness that they've wanted for long time. I love to see my clients grow in confidence. I love to see them change from thinking they might be able to achieve their goals, to knowing they WILL achieve their goals. Most of all, I love to hear how their success in the gym has led to successes in the rest of their lives, such as greater focus, energy, and the enjoyment of favorite activities (like golf, gardening, etc.) that they had previously been avoiding. Basically, I enjoy helping my clients become healthier, happier people.

Years in business

7

Times hired on Thumbtack

51

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      All programs are customized to the individual, so the overall price varies. Individual training starts at $45/session. My goal is to never let price limit you from working with me. I have clients who I train 3 times per week, and I clients I only see a couple of times a month. Obviously, the more often that we meet, the better. However, regardless of our training frequency, I will make sure that you know what to do between our sessions to make solid progress towards your goals!
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      The first thing we do is schedule a complimentary initial visit. This gives you a chance to check out the training facility and for us to get to get to know each other. Then we perform an assessment, which consists of: - Goal setting - Review of Exercise History (including any injuries or limitations) - Fitness Tests (typically body composition and a movement screen) - Discussion of Training Options We then determine what the best overall program will be for you - not just how often we're going to train together (typically 1, 2, or 3 times per week), but also what you'll need to do outside of our sessions to be successful.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I earned my Coaching Certification from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 2001. I've been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2003, both with ACE (American Council on Exercise) and NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). I'm certified in MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) and I'm a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. These accreditations allow me work with clients who are recovering from injuries, surgery, or transitioning from physical therapy to a more normal exercise regimen. I'm also a Certified Kettlebell Instructor. Lastly, as an athlete myself, I'm competed in football, track and field, and boxing. Recently I started competing in mud runs. I've also coached Track and Field.

    Business hours

    Central Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Friday6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    SaturdayClosed
    Coverage Area for Thrive Personal Training & Fitness is about 30+ miles of Saint Paul, MN.