Jennifer Pirtle Garcia Fitness

San Antonio, TX

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I actively pursue continuing education in my field, I don't believe in staying complacent and with staying on top of the latest exercise research and science, I am able to deliver a premium service for my clients and give them the best chance to reach their fitness and weight loss goals.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love helping people look and feel better, not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically. Exercise is an underutilized tool to combat and prevent a lot of illnesses and diseases. Seeing the smiles on my clients faces when they've made progress is wonderful!

Location

San Antonio, TX 78216

Years in business

4

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

16

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Tiffany L. Mar 3, 2016
    Nutritionist
    Verified Review
    Jen is a wonderful!! She's knowledgeable, direct, and is quick to respond back to any questions or concerns. I'm so happy to have her as my nutritionist!
  • Michele D. Jun 26, 2015
    Life Coaching
    Verified Review
    Jennifer is really awesome. She seems to really care about her job and clients. She also tries to be flexible, and, since I have a hectic schedule, I appreciate that.
  • Vidya A. Jun 15, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Jennifer truly makes working out fun. She goes at your pace, encourages & motivates without being pushy. The latter is particularly appreciated. I am
  • Stephanie B. Apr 24, 2015
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
  • David P. Feb 17, 2015
    Jennifer's workout helped me to loose excess weight and build and tone muscle. I lost 30 pounds in six months and have continued to keep the weight off.
  • Bob M. Feb 5, 2015
    Overall health has improved, doctor's lab test reports are much improved after following Jennifer's exercise and diet routine for 6 months!!! She is diligent and very committed to her work.
  • Stephanie E. Aug 26, 2014
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Jennifer Pirtle is nothing short of amazing! I was a little nervous and kind of skeptical about hiring a personal trainer, but those thoughts went right out the window when I met Jennifer! I look forward to many more sessions with her and reaching my fitness goals!
  • Ray S. Jul 9, 2014
    It was intense, from the start to the end. The one hour training session was hard and intense which I was glad because it meant I was getting a great workout. My focus was on leg training and man I hates squats but after every set, I loved it. It was pushing me to my goal. I liked Jenny as my trainer because she was always pushing me and motivating, and I needed someone like that.
  • Erin F. Jun 29, 2014
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    I have loved Jennifer as a trainer. She had truly helped me hey into shape and feel so much better. Stick with her program and you'll love the results.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing varies from $45 to $75 per session depending on what time slot is needed and what additional services would be requested. I have this set up this way so I can be affordable to clients of all financial backgrounds. Health is a very high priority and is not something to try get the lowest price on. You want to have a good professional relationship with a trainer you feel confident in based on multiple certifications, someone who cares about their clients safety and someone who will listen to the clients needs and goals and motivate them to stay consistent on following the instructions/programmimg/time training to get there. I can provide payment options. And discounts for members of our military, teachers, and referral incentives.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Setting up a consultation is the first step in the process. Having a discussion about their goals, their previous exercise history and any medically relevant information that is important to be aware of when programming my clients' individual programs. Then we go over what will work best for their schedule. I always suggest a minimum of 2 sessions a week, but definitely encourage 3 to 4 to really start to develop the habits that are going to be crucial to maintaining success. The first training session is getting a look at abilities, strengths and weaknesses in a series of small work outs which will be done again after about 6 weeks of training so it is easy to show, how much improvement will be made when you are following the program, listening to nutritional advice, and attending every training session.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have multiple training certifications and am constantly involved in pursuing continuing education. I most recently attained my Health Coach Certification in June of 2016.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began my fitness career in 2009 as a yoga instructor, which has served me well these days as a way to improve flexibility for some clients. In 2013 I got my personal trainer certification and in 2014 my advanced sports and exercise nutritional advisor certification. In early 2015 I became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. I started pursuing my Health Coach certification in November of 2015, and attained it in June of 2016. I love what fitness has provided for me, an outlet for a lot of things in my life and I wanted to be able to give that same opportunity to people who are seeking to improve their lives and bodies!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with athletes in their mid 20s, with kids as their PE credit, and a large number of my clientele are with me to help them rehabilitate from injuries. I have had wonderful opportunities to work with an array of clients. From 13 years old to 64 years old. And it's been an honor helping my clients reach very big milestones especially in November 2015. They are improving in various ways that only happens when they follow my programming and nutritional coaching. Consistency is key.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you hire a trainer with a certification, experience with a multitude of clients and someone you feel a good rapport with. You will be working with them for some time and you want to work with someone you trust to help you reach your goals.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Personal training is not just about developing an order of exercises for clients, it is a process of creating a motivating environment for the psychological behavioral changes to take place that must exist before a true lifestyle can be transformed! There is so much planning and development that goes into my clients physical and emotional well being!