It's About Time

If you have ever spent more that 5 minutes with me, it is fairly obvious that I love fitness. I have learned so much (sometimes the hard way) in the 30 years that I have been teaching. What better way to share my passion than to start a blog and pass on the information that I share with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Do You Need A Personal Trainer?

"We want to Pump You Up!!!"
I don't want you to think that I am going to pressure you in any way to invest in a personal trainer.  That wouldn't be fair of me because I am one.  All I would like you to do is just read the list below and if you answer "Yes" to any of the statements, then by all means get a trainer.  If you will notice,  most of the list choices begin with the word "You" and that is because your choice should be based on what is best for "You."  Not all personal trainers are the same so should you decide to get one,  pick wisely.  Don't be fooled by their great bodies as seen in picture above.

"I'm not just a fan (of trainers), I am a client."  OK, yes, that quote is from a hair transplant infomercial but I thought it kind of applied.  I have had my own trainers/coaches on and off my entire life and they have helped me get results that I couldn't reach myself. They've seen things that I've missed and they've motivated me to push harder than I could have ever done on my own.  The investment in my health has been well worth it.

Why I need a trainer
  • You’re not seeing results
  • You need extra motivation
  • You need sport specific training
  • You need additional support
  • You need a fresh start or approach
  • You don’t know where to start
  • You are bored with your workouts
  • You need to be challenged
  • You need to learn how to work out on your own
  • You need accountability
  • You want to invest in your health
  • You need special attention for an illness or injury
  • You want to avoid a re-occurrence of pain
  • You need an individualized approach
  • You need to know how to streamline you workout
  • You want to improve technical skills
  • You want to understand  the biomechanics of your movement
  • You want to break through a plateau
  • You want to learn to work out safely
  • You want to improve what you’re genetically predisposed to
  • You need a coach
  • You are in a rut
  • You are constantly battling injuries
  • You have a specific fitness goal
  • You keep gaining and losing the same 10 pounds
  • You want to hear the latest in fitness information
  • You have a lot of questions pertaining  to your exercise and nutrition goals
  • They have an objective eye
  • They can push you to new limits
  • You are overwhelmed with the weight you have put on
  • They can see things that you can’t
  • You are not seeing the improvements you want
  • You don’t like what age is doing to your body
  • You want to learn proper exercise technique
  • You need special attention for a medical condition
  • Your Doctor says to get fit
  • You need guidance
  • You want to improve sports performance
  • You want to acquire better eating habits
  • You are new to gym equipment and machines
  • You don’t like fitness classes
  • You don’t like large groups
  • You need to be held accountable
  • You just want to be loved


  1. Yes, I need a personal trainer, and a personal chef, house keeper, and laundress! Do you do all of those jobs? BTW, got Marcus and Hayden's thank you card yesterday. Beautiful!

  2. yeah? And what else? hahaha I didn't see a reason. jk I wish I could train with you.