Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition

Richmond, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I never want to toot my own horn but I have a degree in Exercise Sciences as well as Nutrition Sciences. I have worked in the field for over 20 years. I have seen a lot, had the opportunity to do a lot and have worked with many different types of people. If I feel we are not a good fit for whatever reason I will be the first to let you know. I do not want to take on a client unless I am what they need.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like helping people achieve success. I think it is important to take care of your body b/c it is the only thing you will have for the rest of your life :)

Location

Richmond, VA 23226

Background check

Complete

Years in business

16

Number of employees

10

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Reviews

15 Reviews
  • Taekia G. Sep 1, 2014
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    My husband and I had a great experience working with Carrie and her staff.
  • Blair M. Dec 12, 2013
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Carrie is excellent! I am thrilled that she contacted me and that she is going to be my trainer. Thorough assessment of my needs and limitations and then an amazing first session. Thank you Thumbtack for helping me find a great trainer!
  • Brandon H. Oct 24, 2013
    CPR Training
    Verified Review
    Carrie was extremely helpful and willing to meet with me on very short notice. She walked me through all of the certifications and made it clear how to perform CPR, First Aid, and use of the AED. She's great!
  • Ellen G. Oct 15, 2013
    I love taking your Zumba class. It's fun--good for body and mind. You were great as a personal trainer--I just wasn't motivated. I couldn't remember the exercises after our sessions. It might have been more helpful if I would have had the diagrams no more than a day or two after the training session. Thank you Carrie.
    Replied to Ellen G. - Oct 18, 2013

    Hey, Thanks for the review. I am glad you love the zumba, it is fun and exciting! You know PT is not for everyone :) some people do better in group training sessions/classes. I used to be like that to be perfectly honest. I could not remember the stuff the trainer would show me either and I would just get frustrated and go to GE classes. That is why I started teaching b/c I loved being in class so I was like it would rock to teach them! Yea, my apologies about not getting some of the routines to you guys in a more timely manner. Having a mobile office has always been a challenge and I do know there were some times I struggled getting things completed for you guys and that was my bad. Sometimes it is not fun being a one woman show :) I love that you are sticking with the Zumba though :) that is great!

  • Anna L. Oct 15, 2013
    I trained with the Fitting It In Personal Training team for the Richmond 10K. It was fun, affordable and definitely successful. Their training regimen and weekly runs helped me run my first 10K without stopping and helped me exceed my time goal. I would highly recommend them!
    Replied to Anna L. - Oct 15, 2013

    Thank you so much for such a fab review! Hope you are up for the team again this coming year :) We have more fun planned with a lot more partners :) Team Fitting It In

  • Kris N. Oct 15, 2013
    I have known Carrie for many years and I find her to be very knowledgeable and motivating. She is very diverse in her training techniques. She does bring results to her clients. I would recommend her to all of my clients.
    Replied to Kris N. - Oct 15, 2013

    Thank you so much for such a glowing review! We certainly do appreciate your time and your review! Team Fitting It In

  • Mel B. Oct 15, 2013
    I took one of Carrie's Bootcamp classes. I really liked how every week, it was different and challenging. Carrie is a great fitness instructor. Each exercise could be tailored to every participant's fitness level.
    Replied to Mel B. - Oct 15, 2013

    Thanks a bunch for the review! We certainly enjoyed having you in the classes and I am glad you had a great time! I really do try to tailor programming to fit all needs! Maybe we will see you very soon in a future class or training :) Team Fitting It In

  • Doris R. Oct 15, 2013
    Carrie is one the most dedicated professionals I have worked with. Of the many Zumba instructors I have worked with, she is true to the program. She is very instructional and a pleasure to learn from.
    Replied to Doris R. - Oct 15, 2013

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give such a glowing review for my company. I really appreciate it so very much! Team Fitting It In!

  • Linda H. Oct 15, 2013
    Carrie Lewis has worked with our Senior population for several years. She is patient and gets them into the groove with fun and music. Even a 90 year old attends weekly and loves it. carrie has gone above and beyond to cotinue her service here for Verena residents.
    Replied to Linda H. - Oct 15, 2013

    Thank you so much for taking the time to add this review :) I really appreciate it!

  • Karen W. Oct 15, 2013
    Carrie and her team trained me for my first race ever at the age of 55!! I had never even run outside! After many cold Sunday morning runs,several boot camp training classes and lots of nutritional advice I finished the Monument 10K in a little over 1 hour. I would highly recommend Carrie and her team to anyone that wants a professional , caring and dedicated trainer. PS expect to work hard!
    Replied to Karen W. - Oct 15, 2013

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time out of your busy day to give us a boost :) We appreciate your business and we will see you soon! Team Fitting It In

  • Cathy W. Oct 15, 2013
    I have been working with Carrie for over 2 years now. She loves what she does and she is very good at it as well. I work with her for my nutrition and for strength training. She is very knowledable in both of these fields and passes it on to you in a way that you can understand and make it work for YOU. I highly recommend her and her team if you are looking for help in these areas for sure
    Replied to Cathy W. - Oct 15, 2013

    Thank you so much for taking the time to offer us a wonderful review. We really appreciate your time, your kind words and your business :) Team Fitting It In

  • Julie V. Mar 27, 2013
    I have been training with Carrie for several months now. Her workouts are challenging and varied. She is also a truly delightful person, which makes the hour fly by. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal trainer.
    Replied to Julie V. - Mar 27, 2013

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review :) We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule!! When I am working out and it is challenging, I love when the hour goes fast b/c you know you had a great workout but you are also very glad it is over ha!

  • Rebecca M. Mar 27, 2013
    She was so encouraging...energetic...positive. She helped me reach goals I never thought were possible!
    Replied to Rebecca M. - Mar 27, 2013

    Thank you so much for the kind words. Remember you are the one that powers it all. You did it b/c you wanted to do it, we just held your hand a bit :)

  • A. V. Mar 22, 2013
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    Replied to A. V. - Mar 27, 2013

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review our services. We really appreciate it!

  • Rosalyn R. Mar 4, 2013
    Personal Training
    Verified Review
    From the first meeting, I knew that Carrie's Fitting It In was the best option for me to re-start my own fitness routine. Twice-weekly workouts with Roxanne are the most fun, energizing "work" ... with new routines to keep things interesting and encouragement to keep me motivated to reach my goals.
    Replied to Rosalyn R. - Mar 4, 2013

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Roxanne really enjoys working with you and looks forward to each meeting :)

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As a trainer we are required to keep up with certifications with CEC or continuing education. I read all the time, reports, articles, research and we take tests, go to seminars, conference, etc. to keep up with our training. I am also going back to school to get my masters so that will another trip down the education road to success. I love learning!
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I had a personal trainer once and she was great. She was sweet, very understanding, knowledgeable and helped me get healthy. I found that she had to feel rewarded when people did really well and met their goals and I decided that is what I wanted to do, help people get healthy.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When shopping for a Personal Trainer or Nutritionist I suggest you check their education level and certifications. The average Joe or Jane can go to a weekend certification workshop and become a personal trainer. One weekend does not turn someone into a professional. Look for people with additional education such as college degrees or multiple certifications showing their commitment to education. Same goes for Nutritionists. Also ask for references of past or current clients. Not all personal trainers will be the right fit for you. Do your homework!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
My job is hard! I love what I do but when clients do not find success I feel like I am on sh** list if you know what I mean, even if it has nothing to do with me. I have found in the past clients are not honest with me or themselves and therefore l cannot help unless they wish to really open up and learn why they do what they do and then how they can fix it. My professional also comes with great responsibility and knowledge. A lot of people think I am a doctor. They ask me to diagnose or suggest things that I am not qualified to do. While I do know a lot I like to refer to a med dr., physical therapist or other to help clients when it is beyond my scope of knowledge.