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Thrive Personal Training & Fitness
Thrive Personal Training & Fitness

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Introduction: Thanks for your interest! In addition to hour sessions, I offer 30 and 45 minute sessions as well as group/buddy training, all of which are priced at a reduced rate. That flexibility is one of the things that allows me to work with just about anybody, because 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 copy, paste, and apply to the next client. Instead, I'll customize your program to meet your specific 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. Typically we start with a complimentary initial visit, where we set goals, review your exercise history, perform assessments, and determine the best program for you. Just send me a message to set that up, or to ask any questions you may have. Thanks and talk to you soon!

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10 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

42 reviews


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Valerie H.

Personal Training

I love working with John because he listens what I want for my goal and we work little by little every time we meet. I've seen progress within a month! I really appreciates that he demonstrates the exercises so I can understand how to do it properly. He is a great personal trainer to work with!
Feb 16, 2019
Doug E.

Personal Training

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, 2017
Laura R.

Personal Training

I had been into fitness for a long time, but was looking for a challenge and someone who could really help me with my specific goals. I had also been in a bad car accident that affected my form and balance and I was really excited with the fact that John focused on those issues prior to just jumping into a workout. He took the time to get to know my pain points and where I wanted to improve my health and fitness. I saw so much progress even in the first few weeks! And I loved the variety of the program John put together for me. He kept the workouts fun and exciting, yet still challenged me. Though I had to take a break from our sessions for the time being, he would be the first person I'd call to start up personal training again.
Dec 29, 2016
Karen R.

Personal Training

I am very happy with John Peters and my personal training sessions. He's motivating, professional and really knows what he's doing.
Apr 1, 2016
Paul H.

Personal Training

John is a great coach. He works with you on goals and helps you achieve them. He also works with his clients schedules. He is a great motivator. I would recommend him as a trainer
May 29, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    First off, there is no facility/membership fee. You only pay for training services. Normal rates are as follows: Individual Training 30 min - 45 45 min - 67 60 min - 89 Hour sessions are the best fit for most new clients (for educational purposes, etc.) but it varies based on the individual. Buddy Training is time-and-a-half. For instance, the rate for two people is $133.50 for an hour session (each person saves 25% off the individual rate). Group Training Varies based on the number of individuals in the group My goal is to never let price limit you from working with me. Some clients train 3 times per week, and others only train 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. During this time, we also 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?

    - Bachelor of Arts – University of Minnesota, Morris – 2001; Speech Communication Major, History Minor, Coaching Certification - Certified Personal Trainer – American Council on Exercise (2003) & National Academy of Sports Medicine (2004) - Muscle Activation Techniques – Jumpstart Certified – 2010 - HardStyle Kettlebell Certified Instructor – 2011 - Corrective Exercise Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine – 2014 - Thumbtack Top Pro – 2015-2019 - Precision Nutrition Level 1 – Certified in Exercise Nutrition – 2018

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