HERE ARE THE STEPS
Learn About Your Goals and Needs
With every new client, I have a “meet and greet” 30-45 minute discussion at no charge.
This gives us a chance to meet face to face and get to know one another. I listen to learn about your exercise history, physical health related issues, and desired outcomes for working with a personal trainer. All of my clients are required to fill out a Physical Readiness Activity Questionnaire (PAR-Q).
Also, I will present my methodology in working as a trainer. There is plenty of time for questions, so that you feel comfortable working with me. I encourage everyone to take their time and consider the commitment involved in signing up for personal training. To get results from any exercise program, commitment and dedication are essential.
I look forward to getting to know you and learning about your unique situation.
Design Your Custom Program
The first session is always an assessment of posture and movement.
I bring a video camera to record the client doing a series of basic movements. These movements reveal a lot about the body – static and dynamic posture, tight areas, weak areas, balance, general body position awareness, and gait. I also perform circumference measurements of the body in order to calculate waist to hip ratio and estimate body fat percentage. I review the videos and measurements later to generate an assessment report which I will discuss with you at the next session.
Every client receives a copy of the assessment report. This allows me to clearly communicate my observations and make recommendations for a custom program. From the second session on, each workout is custom designed to address both your personal desires and the findings from the assessment.
Work, Work, Work the Program
In the fitness world, there are three things you have to do to get results: 1. Do the workouts; 2. Eat right; and 3. Recover.
It would be nice if I could sprinkle my clients with pixie dust and make all of them perfect. Well, it just doesn’t happen that way. To get stronger one must do hard things.
This means different things for different people. What is hard for one person may be easy for another; thus, the importance of individualized programs. My methodology is to guide my clients down a path of progressive exercises and to educate them so that they can continue on their own.
I regard myself as similar to a home builder – when the house is complete, the builder isn’t needed any more.
Keep a Record of Your Progress and Results
The results from a fitness program can come in many different forms.
• Numerical – increased strength; increased speed; improved cardio function ; weight loss.
• Visual – posture photographs; comments of friends and family.
• Feeling – reduction or relief of pain; ease of movement.
• Accomplishment – being able to get up from the floor without assistance; mastering a difficult exercise.
Ultimately, each client determines what is important to them.
My experience tells me that an exercise program developed to enhance strength, posture and balance will improve the quality of life for my clients.
Our purpose is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through fitness training. The Boomer Generation needs to address those things that typically decline with age – strength, posture and balance. All of these can be improved through properly focused fitness training. Fit Boomers are strong, stand tall and move with confidence.
BOOMERS ARE LEADING THE WAY!
The Boomer Generation is redefining the concept of aging and retirement. With lifespans increasing, people intend to stay vital, active and involved much longer. There is more opportunity to do the items on your bucket list. For people to remain active, the importance of fitness increases with age.
WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
For some people, things like getting down on the floor and playing with your grandchildren (or even your great grandchildren) can be a source of great joy. Others may want to climb a mountain or travel to exotic lands. Whatever your desires, fitness plays a role.
As Baby Boomers, we know that our generation desires to get the most out of life. For most of us, being fit is no longer about having ‘six-pack abs,’ running marathons, setting weightlifting records or having the figure of a swimsuit model. Being fit allows one greater freedom of choice in everyday activities and supports living life to the fullest. To quote an old song, “The best is yet to come.”
Jim has two Master’sa Degrees, one in Engineering and another in Social Science. He spent most of his working career in the defense industry.
A lifelong practitioner of fitness, Jim became formally involved in teaching fitness as a group exercise instructor in 2003.
His passion for overall fitness led him beyond teaching aerobics to designing and conducting strength classes. In 2010, Jim became a Certified Personal Trainer.
Now retired from the corporate world, he works exclusively in fitness. His engineering background influences his approach to personal training through applying a systematic methodology to each client in getting to know their special needs. Jim is married with two children and two grandchildren. He loves spending time playing with the grandchildren.
Jim maintains three certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM):
• Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
• Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS)
• Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
• Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
He is also certified in Group Exercise by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.
Jim provides Personal training, Partner training and training for Small Groups (3-4). For more information about Services and Pricing, click here.
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