LIFETIME THOUGHTS ON FITNESS
If you want to achieve something, then go after it with all you have. And if you want to know how to achieve it, ask me how… that’s why I’m here. Define your fears, no matter how big or small, find the courage to face them and then conquer them. I’m here to help you discover your full potential, but you have to take that first step to better yourself. Don’t take your health for granted! My passion and purpose are to help motivate you to reach your goals, be successful and continue on to lead a happy, healthy life. Through discipline and motivation, a brand new you awaits! Start TODAY!
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer
USA Triathlon Certified L1 Coach
ACE – American Council on Exercise – Fitness Nutrition & Senior Exercise
BA University of Northern Iowa
American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
Lifelong Competitive Athlete
5 time Ironman finisher
16 time Ironman 70.3 finisher
WHAT IS A PERSONAL TRAINER?
A personal trainer should be, at the least, educated and certified through a reputable fitness organization. ACSM is easily ranked in the top 5 of the best personal trainer certifications. This person’s job is to assess your fitness level, figure out what your goals are (or help you set goals), set up a program and keep you motivated. He or she will push you past your comfort level–something difficult to do on your own.* A trainer also provides:
Guidance on reaching your goals
Education about strength training, cardio and basic nutrition
A reason to show up at the gym each week
Ways to help track your progress
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A PERSONAL TRAINER.
A personal trainer should be certified through a reputable personal training organization. An exercise degree isn’t necessary, but the more education and experience a trainer has, the better your workout will be.
Your trainer should have an updated certification in CPR and/or first aid from a reputable organization
Make sure your trainer has experience, especially in relation to your goals. For example, if you’re a bodybuilder, you want someone knowledgeable in that area.
If you have a specific medical problem, injury or condition, make sure your trainer has education in these areas and will work with your doctor.
A GOOD LISTENER
A good trainer will listen closely to what you say and make sure they understands your goals.
A good trainer will be focused only on you during your sessions. Personality is important too since you’ll be working very closely with this person.
A good trainer will regularly assess your progress and change things if necessary. Make sure you feel comfortable asking questions