What's your background?
I've been evaluating clients, designing programs, and facilitating training for over half a decade and have well over a decade worth of personal exercise experience. My client's experiences and results speak for themselves.
- B.S Exercise Science
- NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- AFAA Group Fitness Instructor
- TRX Specialist
How does it work?
We'll start off with an evaluation (discussed in depth below). During so, we'll sit down and work together and discuss not only what your goals are, but how we can work together to conquer them. Along with your goals, we'll figure out a consistent schedule as well as a place for us to meet. This will either be in one of the many gyms I've partnered with, at your house (regardless of how much equipment you have), or in a local park.
"Don't I need a full gym to get a good workout?"
Absolutely not. All it takes is a little creativity. There is a type of training called Calisthenics which involves almost primarily bodyweight movements. While we will absolutely utilize bodyweight movements, we will expedite the process by using things like bands, tubes, dumbbells, kettlebells, stability balls, battle ropes, TRXs, cones, agility ladders, etc. These are all things that are easily transported and can lead to effective, progressible workouts.
How are you different from a regular trainer at a gym?
I'm not going to sell you on false promises.
Instead, I work with my clients to create realistic expectations in order to ensure that we reach our goals.
I'm not trying to reach a sales quota in order to keep my job.
My focus is on providing my clients with quality training that they couldn't get at a normal gym.
I understand your obstacles.
I've had the great pleasure of working with almost any client you can think of. From youth athletes to doctors, from presidents of companies and universities to stay at home parents, from young to aged, from underweight to overweight, from "my back pain won't go away" to "how do I squat 300lbs"?. I've trained them all. Which makes me even more excited to learn how to handle your obstacles.
How does the initial evaluation work?
The evaluation starts with the only interview you don't need to be nervous about. I'll be interviewing you about your goals and expectations, current activity levels, history with exercise and wellness, injury/important medical history, and more. This will help me develop an approach to your wellness that is unique to you.
The Movement Screen
Following the interview, I will take you through a functional movement screen. While it won't be a vigorous workout, I will be evaluating things like your gait, squat, lunge, and pushup mechanics This will help give me an idea of where your strengths and weaknesses are and help me better design your program.
After the movement screen, we will decide how we should move forward. We will find where our availabilities match and get your first session scheduled and begin on your path to a better you.