Why hire a personal trainer?
Developing a safe, effective fitness program is challenging. A good personal trainer will consider a client's health and exercise history, physical and time limitations, preferences, and goals before putting a weight in someone's hand. After a program has been developed, the trainer will teach the client to perform each exercise properly, since correct form is crucial to positive results and injury prevention.
How are you different from other personal trainers?
Training is a very intimate relationship and some people may initially feel uncomfortable. Making an appointment with me may be one of the hardest things they've ever done, so I do my best to show clients right away that our time together will be a collaborative effort, where I can help them achieve their goals. I also like to regularly introduce new exercises into a routine, as this keeps both the client's mind and muscles alert.
I strongly believe that the time I spend with clients is their time to feel good, not my time to be the boss. Listening to what a client says and watching for nonverbal cues help me develop a program that's fun, safe and effective.
What advice do you give to clients who are beginning an exercise program?
Two things: first, be consistent with training. A busy life sometimes gets in the way of our exercise goals. The key is to not let it happen all the time, to learn to work around obstacles when possible, and to realize that making fitness a priority is a continued effort and a gift we give ourselves.
Second, find activities you enjoy doing and you're more likely to stay with them. It's human nature to avoid things we find unpleasant and exercise is no exception. Helping clients discover what they like and don't like is one of the most important parts of my job.
"In three words, Beth is Knowledgeable, Inspiring, and Fun. Each workout session is designed to meet my specific goals as well as to present me with new challenges. Beth has given me the necessary tools to not only achieve my own personal fitness goals but to maintain a superior level of fitness that has formed the blueprint for a healthy lifestyle. From diet to exercise, she has helped me to physically transform my body and to mentally transform the way that I approach fitness. In my six months of working with Beth, I was able to accomplish what had previously seemed impossible. Beth is at the top of her game and I would encourage anyone who is serious about their fitness & overall health and wellness to give her a shot. You will be surprised at how much you will be able to accomplish given the support of a dynamic fitness professional."