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About Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition

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We provide in-home personal training, nutrition consultations (which might be covered by your insurance, ask us for details), group classes like Zumba, Silver Sneakers classes, Chair Aerobics & Functional Training, Boot Camps, small group personal training sessions/classes, 10K run/walk training and half marathon and marathon training teams. We are a group of traveling personal trainers who hold degrees in Exercise Sciences and Nutrition Sciences. We are also nationally certified trainers with over 50 years of fitness/nutrition experience. As traveling trainers we come to your home, office or meet you at a park or other public venue to preform services. We make you accountable for each and every workout! We do not have a gym or a facility however we partner with facilities in and around Richmond where we train our clients, ask for all the details when you contact us for your FREE NO OBLIGATION CONSULTATION. We have lots of great pricing pkgs that help you save on your training and we have very flexible payment options available for your sessions. We also offer FREE Fitness Testing and Free Nutrition modification/dietary plans for every pkg purchase. Please give us a call today to set up your free appt!

Get motivated, get moving, and get results!

We also provide CPR/First Aid and AED certs for the community via the American Red Cross.


Richmond, VA 23226

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  • 4/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

    My husband and I had a great experience working with Carrie and her staff.

  • 5/5 stars 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!

  • 5/5 stars 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!

  • 4/5 stars

    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.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 18, 2013:


    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!

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 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

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 15, 2013:

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

    Team Fitting It In

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 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

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 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!

  • 4/5 stars

    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.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 15, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars

    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!

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 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

  • 5/5 stars

    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

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 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

  • 5/5 stars

    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.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on March 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!

  • 5/5 stars

    She was so encouraging...energetic...positive. She helped me reach goals I never thought were possible!

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on March 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 :)

  • 5/5 stars

    I have been working with Carrie for over 2 years. If you want to feel better and look better...Carrie is the best. I have toned up and have more strength all because she kicks my butt twice a week! I needed to be challenged and she came through in flying colors!

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on March 27, 2013:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We really appreciate you taking the time! I have loved working with you and the other gals very much over the years. I hope to be able to spend many more with all of you :)

  • 5/5 stars Personal Training Verified Review

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on March 27, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars 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.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on March 4, 2013:

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

  • 5/5 stars

    I have been working with Carrie twice a week for two years as a personal trainer. My body has found muscle tone that was not present before. I truly look forward to continuing with her.

  • 5/5 stars

    So glad to have met Carrie.

  • 5/5 stars

    I have worked with Carrie since February to bring down the weight and cholesterol. In that time, taking her advice, I've lost over 30 pounds and for the first time in way too long, my cholesterol has fallen into the normal range. I now weigh as much as I did in high school (which was a LONG time ago). I am very grateful for the advice I was given which allowed me to work out a plan for myself that didn't starve me or keep me from rewarding myself on a regular basis for sticking with it. Highly recommended.

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 24, 2012:

    Thank you so much Scott for the awesome review! My passion is helping others to bring out the best in them. When it gets down to it your health is the most important thing and when I can help someone achieve better health and wellness then I feel I have done what I set out to do! I win just as you win :) If you are looking to feel better, lower your cholesterol, blood pressure, weight or all of the above come see me at Springfield Medical right off Broad. Google the office, we accept most insurance plans or pay out of pocket for your visits! We hope to see you soon!

  • 5/5 stars

    We take Zumba from Carrie Lewis and she is an awesome instructor. She makes the class fun and yet challenging as well. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to move!

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 17, 2012:

    Thanks a lot Mike, I love teaching the classes and I am glad you guys love having me! We do have a lot of fun while getting fit too!

  • 5/5 stars

    Carrie's been my personal trainer at home for over a year now. She's thorough, flexible, and tough getting me to challenge myself. I highly recommend using her work out services. Well worth it!

    Carrie L. from Fitting It In MOBILE Personal Training & Nutrition replied to this review on October 17, 2012:

    Thanks Nancy, it has been great having you as a client. I look forward to our sessions and our chit chat :)

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. 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!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. You always want to ask for proof of credentials because you never know who is trying to take advantage of you :) I have my degrees in Exercise Sciences as well as Advanced Nutrition Sciences and Wellness. I also hold a national personal trainer certification, which I have held since 1998, I instruct Adult CPR/AED and First Aid training for the Richmond Red Cross, as well as hold a number of other fitness related certifications. I also teach for an organization certifying other personal trainers. My company holds a business license to operate in Virginia as well as liability insurance. Myself and all my trainers have a combined 50+ years of experience in the field of exercise, weight loss, weight gain and muscle building, dietary intake, function training for older adults, etc. My advise to potential clients is to do your homework and don't fall prey to trainers who just want to make a quick buck. Make sure you are getting the experience you are paying for. There really are a lot of good & great trainers out there but as a consumer I urge you to do your homework and ask for all the proof you need before shelling out the cash :) We do not have to be licensed to operate in VA and you also DO NOT have to carry liability insurance but I urge you to make sure your trainer has all this paperwork and safe guards before starting any programming!
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Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. 1. Do you have references or current clients I can talk to?
2. What is your experience working with ______ (whatever your medical condition is or your special needs)
3. What type of education do you have?
4. What certifications do you have and can I see a copy of them?
5. Do you have liability insurance and may I see a copy?
6. Are you CPR certified and may I see a copy of your certification?
7. What kind of people have your worked with in the past?
8. I require____________ do you think you would feel comfortable helping me with my needs?

You should have a long list of questions as you will be trusting this person with your BODY!

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Do you realize that this is more than a commitment to me for a few times a week, this is a commitment to change your lifestyle. I can come and guide you through a safe workout however if you do not make changes in your life to aid in my work you will not find success and therefore will be unhappy. I have had clients blame me for their lack of success but honestly if I only see you 1 to 2 hours out of an entire week you must take some responsibility to do some work yourself! I can't help you if you do not want to help yourself.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. 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.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. 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 :)

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. 1. What kind of clients do you/have you worked with? I have and do work with all types. I have kids, adults and elderly clients on my current schedule. I have worked with people trying to lose weight, to people trying to gain weight. I have worked with the very out of shape to the very in shape looking for the next big challenge. I have worked with very healthy people to people who are sick/in rehab and need someone to help them work back up to their "good to go" status so to speak. Over my 20+ years of training I have seen it all and most likely worked with all. I have learned a ton and I know I still have a lot to learn as there is new research coming out all the time about training.
2. Customers will ask what my training STYLE is? I do have to say I do not have a "style" I train according to what the clients needs are. I am a huge fan of functional training. I believe that, if you are healthy and injury free you should be able to move your own body weight with very little effort. For example squats, lunges, push ups, etc. If that is difficult for the client we start there. Then we move to move difficult training. We want the client to train towards their goals but we also want the client to understand their goals and make sure they are obtainable for the client. There is nothing that makes me more upset than disappointing a client. I want everyone to get results so setting obtainable goals is super important to me!
3. Clients ask me about nutrition ALL THE TIME...I explain that without a holistic approach, nutrition, gym time or workout time and proper supplements (if required) it is hard to obtain your goals. You also have to think about taking care of your mental state and spiritual as well. CARING FOR SOMEONE AS A WHOLE is super important to success!
There are many more questions people ask, what would you ask us?

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. This gal I had back in college was so pretty but she felt so transparent b/c of her weight. She would not even workout by herself. I try to make all my clients comfortable with my training and me as a person. I am the trainer and my job is to train and pay attention to the client but this gal didn't want me to be a "trainer" she wanted me to be a workout partner which was fine by me. Don't get me wrong, I was working but I was also working out with her to make her feel comfortable. We acted like nothing more than workout partners and all the "trainer to client" stuff went on behind closed doors. After a few months of busting it with me she lost weight, gained confidence, enough so that when I came in one morning to workout with her I found her already down in the big boy section of the gym (the free weight room) working out all on her own. This was a place she would NEVER go without me. It took me a whole month to talk her into even going down there b/c it was mostly full of guys lifting. It was such a delight to see her down there, without me, with the boys :) that was when I knew I had done my job and done it really well. It was about the weight but it was really about her growth as a person and her outlook on herself that made such a HUGE difference in her workouts and her results!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. 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.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. 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.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. 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!

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. There is always a need for qualified professionals in this field. I would suggest you do your homework on certifications and find the best one out there that you can afford. If you can go to college that would be better. It could secure you a job in a more secure facility such as corporate or at a drs office. Once you are educated or certified, continue to improve your knowledge base and education base. It only adds to your professional edge. I don't think you need 8 million degrees or certifications but in this day and age education is key to a good secure job. Then learn as much as you can from anyone who is qualified and will teach you! Intern if you can b/c that would be really, really helpful!!!

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