What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes! The NSCA requires all individuals certified under the NSCA name, to report a required number of Continuing Education Units. If this is not adhered to, you lose your title.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I come from an extensive Martial Arts Background and Martial Arts will always be forever the root of me. About 5 years ago, I; Zohan James, suffered a terrible injury and had to stop my training in the Martial Arts immediately. Naturally, I gained 50 lbs during the time that. I enrolled in school to study Biochemistry and it was during my studies that I realized I could regain and surpass what was lost at the time of the accident. When I became deep into my studies about the human body and how you can manipulate certain variables, Unconquerable Strength was conceived! Unconquerable Strength represents the inner-spirit of those with a never-ending will to survive and destroy the odds stacked against them. That is Unconquerable Strength!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Design and Customize a exercise program that is specifically for their body and goals. Nobody else's! I also acoompany them to the grocery store to educate them about proper nutrition, food choices, and menu ideas.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
If you are going to hire a specialist, look for several things. 1) They specialize in what they do and they are not a car mechanic on the side. 2) What are their credentials and certifications. Always look for NSCA, ASCM, or NASM. I recommend going to each of the respected sites to educate yourself. 3) Ask to see photos and recommendations. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then word of mouth is priceless!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
1)A Trainer is not going to turn you into a bodybuilder 2) Not every Trainer likes bodybuilding. 3) Not every trainer is,wants to, or does look like a bodybuilder. 4)Personal Training is not about " countin reps or giving you a pat on the back" It is a specialist who designs you a "personalized program based on science to accomplish the goal you have set for yourself"