Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. - Is the trainer certified through an accredited health and fitness organization?
- Is the trainer certified in CPR and first aid?
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Not all personal trainers are the stereotypical self-absorbed meat heads or boot camp drill instructors that we see on TV (and in actual gyms). I believe empathy goes a long way in understanding a client's needs and desires. Don't get me wrong; I'll still provide challenging workouts, but we'll work together every step of the way and have fun in the process.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes, I make sure to stay up to date with current exercise news and studies. I also take continuing education courses through the American Council on Exercise regularly. I prefer to take a variety of courses, not just different courses that focus on the same topic. Some of my current and previous courses include Pre- and Post-Natal Exercise, Exercise for Elderly Clients, Practical Nutrition, and Screening and Assessment for Exercise Programming.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. In-Person Sessions:
An initial Fitness Consultation is free.
A 30-minute session is $35.
A 60-minute session is $60.
An hour-long Group Session (2-3 clients) is $80.
An hour-long Group Session (>3 clients) is $100.