As a health care professional, I approach personal training and conditioning through the eyes of medical training. Don’t settle for merely “going hard” or “burning calories,” when -targeted- physical training can refine the function of your body, and movement is medicine for long-term health. I currently work with professional athletes, weekend warriors, and elderly clients with multiple diagnoses. In all instances, my goal is to empower and educate you on the best ways to reach new heights of physical performance and to care for your body through the rigors of life. You should be able to function independently as an expert on your body and what you need to do to improve and maintain it.
That being said, I’m extremely biased toward improving your strength, particularly strength relative to your body weight. The far majority of us benefit greatly from focused time spent on -quality- movement patterns and getting stronger. Right now it seems popular to downplay simple strength and muscle building. But muscle looks good, gives us the ability to create force that controls and accelerates our bodies, helps us remain active, and makes our bodies burn more calories even while resting. Building functional strength usually improves your balance along the way. And no, you won’t get bulky or muscle bound ; )
I start everyone with an initial one-on-one assessment where we go over goals, training history, injury history, movement quality, performance tests, and discuss what inspires us and our other preferences. I operate in a semi-private format, coaching 2-4 people at a time (most of the time 2) where everyone is working off of their own individualized program.