Advantage Fitness, Llc
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I will meet with the client to discuss their goals. I will also ask about their day to day routine, feeding habits, etc. I can also do an initial body composition test. Once these items are established we'll start the first session with the basics...form first, the strength will come.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a degree in Exercise Science from University of Louisville ('98)
I am a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA
I am a USAW certified weightlifting coach
I completed the Crossfit level 1, level 2, level 3 and Kids certificates.
I spent 16 years as LMPD's Fitness Instructor
I have been personal training clients since 1996.
I owed 2 gyms in Louisville from 2008-2022.
How did you get started teaching?
I started while I was in college working on my exercise science degree. I was approached by a member of the gym I attended and was asked if I could train him.
What types of students have you worked with?
All types, from professional athletes to kids and the elderly.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Experience matters! Check their background and talk to their clients.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
How long have they done this? What is their educational background? Do they personally follow the type of fitness regimen they recommend for you?