An Exercise Physiologist is an individual who is trained to focus on what's happening inside the human body with respect to exercise. Our goal is to look at physiological adaptations that the body makes as a response to exercise in order for a person to make meaningful changes to their physical and mental health. Rather than relying on anecdotal evidence and intuition to train you, an Exercise Physiologist can explain why you should be doing a given exercise, can prescribe the correct exercise for your body, and the correct time and intensity you should be working at to reach your goals.
In short, an Exercise Physiologist makes prescriptions based on safe and effective scientific principles that come from a deep understanding of the human body.
1 Session ($80/Session) $80 Total
3 Sessions ($75/Session) $225 Total
6 Sessions ($75/Session) $450 Total
12 Sessions ($70/Session) $840 Total
24 Sessions ($68/Session) $1,632 Total
Absolutely. The Haselwood YMCA in Silverdale and the Bremerton YMCA both offer passes for adult guests at $20/day . However, if we're going to meet for personal training more than three times in a month, I recommend purchasing a membership.
Yes! I'm more than happy to speak directly with your physician or physical therapist to coordinate your care and fitness program.
Sessions need to be used within 6 months from their purchase date.
In order to reschedule a session, please give me 24 hours notice. Sessions will be forfeited if 24 hour notice is not provided.
During our 30 minute consultation we'll dive into what your fitness needs and goals are. I like to use this time to get a good grasp on what we should focus on during your sessions.
If you have a specific concern such as an old or current injury, I'll ask you to go through a series of movements so I can visually evaluate the issue while getting verbal feedback from you.
At the end of our consult we'll select a session package that's the right fit for you and setup a time for your pretraining evaluation.
Pretraining evaluations are scheduled after we've met for a consultation but before your paid sessions begin. These pretraining evaluations are free of charge appointments where we review your medical history and sign your training agreement forms together. If time permits, we can schedule your consult and pretraining session back-to-back so you get all the admin part of your personal training completed in the same go.
Online tutorials are a good way to discover exercises new to you, or for use as a reference, but they're not complete.
For example, let's say you're watching an online tutorial to get information on how to do squats. Even if the person leading the tutorial is doing everything correctly, and you're following their instructions to the letter, the information is generalized. Your physiology and biomechanics are unique to you and general information might not provide the right level of safety or efficiency.
Working out with me in real time means you'll get in-the-moment adjustments and corrections that both prevent injury and provide the most effective workout possible.
Ah! This is one of my favorite questions because it's incredibly important to verify what kind of certification your personal trainer has and how much education was required to qualify for that certification. There are a number of certifications that require no more than a high school level education and a membership fee to qualify.
The ACSM has strict standards for their Exercise Physiologists. For the EP certification, the ACSM will only consider those that have a Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in exercise science. This means that not only must you have a baccalaureate level of education, but your degree must be in an exercise related field.
ACSM-EPs are endorsed to work with otherwise healthy people of all ages, those with chronic and metabolic diseases, women during all stages of pregnancy and have additional training to address fitness needs of adolescents and the elderly.
Yes! I am an independent business owner and contract with Sound Fitness and Training. Sound Fitness and Training provides personal training services to YMCA locations in Pierce and Kitsap counties.