What my new title, Master Trainer, means for YOU!
After nearly eight years in the health and fitness industry, I earned the title of Master Trainer by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) on August 26, 2018. I’m extremely proud of this accomplishment and I want to thank you for allowing me to work with you. If it weren’t for people like you I wouldn’t have made it this far. I have put more time, energy and effort into this career than ever before and have loved every minute of it.
When I ask myself “why” I decided to become a Master Trainer, two things come to mind: One, I take my job seriously. And, two, improving the quality of life of another human being through strength and conditioning is no small task. I must be able to apply my knowledge of the human body and exercise science in a unique manner for every individual I train.
So, what does all this mean for you? How is it going to improve your training sessions, and make your overall life better? First, your sessions are going to be more personalized. I combine everyone’s physiological factors (age, RHR, blood pressure, body fat %, activity level, past injuries, etc.) with a program that complements your current state of health. Being able to design a unique program is an arduous undertaking and one of the biggest challenges facing trainers. It requires years of study and plenty of practice. But it makes all the difference in the safety and results that you receive.
Along with improved personalization, your programs are even more efficient than before. Workouts are not just flung together. Exercise selection, sequence, intensity and tempo are some of the variables a trainer must consider. Not to mention factors such as exercise mode and spacing. I put a great deal of thought into all these things to design the best workout for you.
The best part of becoming a Master Trainer was having a Grand Master shadow me during a training session. This process taught me how to write a more effective program for a client. I can’t tell you how helpful (and intimidating) it was to have my work critiqued in this manner. While online testing and video allow for corrective feedback, these methods are inferior to hands-on training and real time feedback with a mentor who can expound on a topic to assure accuracy. It allowed me to see my blind spots and move past them much faster. And because of this training, I am more effective and the programs I write for you are more effective.
To be a successful (Master) trainer, who creates masterful programs, it is important to practice every day and never stop learning. Passion for ongoing education and passion for the success of my clients in turn guarantees my own success. Here’s to our continued success together and thank you for your dedication to the healthiest life possible!