What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I try to work with a client on price. I'm a low overhead trainer, but I do need to earn a living.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I find out where they are in terms of strength, mobility, flexibility, and aerobic capacity. We take one to two sessions to work the major muscles and attempt to get the "soreness" out of the way. From there we alternate the focus on upper, or lower body while keeping core strength as involved as possible.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I continue to earn CEC's with the American College of Sports Medicine. I chose ACSM for their reputation and continuing education courses.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My father died of heart disease when I was six. I didn't want that life without a father for my children and so chose to be as fit and healthy as possible; to live
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most want weight loss and strength gains. Many are at or near retirement and want to enjoy life after their careers. That being said, I have extensive experience working with student athletes and am a conditions instructor at a local private university.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm currently working with an eighty-year-old symphony violinist. She desires to keep moving and traveling. We're working with a combination of body weight exercises, free weights, and an elliptical machine.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find someone who genuinely cares.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I feel a client should find a trainer who understands them. A thirty-year-old trainer might not know what forty-five feels like. It's important for customers to quiz a trainer in this regard.