Client of The Week: Melissa!
Congratulations to our Client of the Week, Melissa!
MY GOALS & BECOMING A PERSONAL TRAINING CLIENT
My initial goals were to increase my strength and return to the gym without re-aggravating my hip and back. I was able to reach these goals with the help of Travis and Jimmy. With their communication about my specific situation, Travis has been able to shape his training program for me around my needs and limitations. This is definitely an advantage of working with a personal trainer who has such easy access to my physical therapist!
My current goals are to continue to strengthen in support of my back. I am also working toward pull-ups and I believe I am making steady measurable progress towards that goal.
My training experience with Travis has been very positive. I believe that he really cares about his clients and is willing to listen and adapt to their needs. Travis and I have gotten to know each other well and in turn, I have gotten better at communicating with him about how I am feeling- what is working and what isn’t. Travis never takes any of this feedback personally and I feel that he does not bring any preconceived ideas of what I “should” be doing or what my goals “should” be.
What I enjoy most about working with Travis is his kindness, his patience, his positivity, his continued encouragement and the fact that he pushes me just enough each workout to where I am sore and making gains, but not going so hard that I experience setbacks in my rehab journey. In addition, Travis is amazing at cueing me to focus on the right muscles so that I am doing the work in a way that is safe and helps me grow stronger in the right areas.
ADVICE FOR ANYONE THINKING ABOUT TRYING PERSONAL TRAINING
For me, personal training is about taking the time to focus on myself and my goals. Having someone design and help me execute a personalized program for me based on my needs and goals. I have spent a lot of time in gyms but I am still not skilled at putting together an effective program for myself. A trainer does that for me. He also knows when to push me and provides the accountability I need.
THE FACILITY & STAFF
The staff has been friendly and helpful without being intrusive. I like that.
FITNESS IS UNDEFINED. WHAT’S YOUR FIT?
For me, “Fit” is about function rather than aesthetic. I am 50 years old now and I still want to be able to do all things physical. I enjoy doing far into the future, which means I want to be fit enough to hike long distances, go camping, take aerial classes, dance, box, travel, and defend myself if necessary. Being able to do all of those things with confidence and without pain is the definition of fit for me.