Why did you want to be a trainer?
I wanted to educate clients in the basics of fitness and help them to achieve optimum health and well being.
What kind of certification/license do you have and from where?
I hold a Clinical Exercise Physiologist License from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. I also have a Master's degree in Exercise Science from Montclair State University.
What do you like most about being a trainer?
I really enjoy the interpersonal relationship with the client.
What is the hardest part of being a trainer?
Definitely keeping the routines new and exciting for the client to keep them motivated and coming back.
Do you specialize in a particular field of training?
I prefer to work with older adults on strength and cardiovascular fitness.
At what age do you feel personal training is beneficial?
Pretty much at any age! It's always beneficial to get input from a professional.
What is your view of supplements?
If one eats a well rounded diet, I don't see the need. Of course, there are special circumstances when supplements may be helpful.
What can I expect from my first visit with you?
We will have a discussion of your goals and how to reach them based on your current circumstances. To be sure we're on the right path we will do a basic evaluation of your current fitness level and explain the basics of strength training and cardiovascular exercise.
Is there anything else I should know about you?
I have 35 years experience in the health and fitness field. I have owned my own personal training company for over 18 years.