Get Fit NH

Get Fit NH

13 years in business

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The Smart Group Training System is what makes Get Fit NH different from any other gym. SGT is a Training System that provides the components you need to lose fat, get lean, and look and feel great. Qualified coaches work with you every step of the way to make sure you are safe, the training is effective, and you are having fun!

My passion, what drives me to grown, learn, and get better as a coach is seeing others smile. Not the ordinary smile that we all put on when saying hello, but the deep down smile. It's the smile you get when a toddler did a great job and claps for themselves. It's from the heart. So many of us have goals that will bring us happiness, but it's the little things along the way that bring that deep down joy. Losing 10 pounds might be the goal, but the true amazement comes when now you can spring up a set of stairs, or get down on the floor to play with your grandchildren. It might be being able to carry the 40-pound bag of dog food from the car into the house. The ah-ha moments are amazing to watch. I love it when students relive those for me.

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Concord, NH 03301
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

This is how we start. We offer a two week tryout. This will ensure we have a perfect plan in place for you. Our award winning coaches and facilities are here to help you get better at life each day. Many of our students came to Get Fit NH to lose undesirable body fat. We want you to feel great. Right now we are offering a free two week tryout to Get Fit NH either in Concord or Epsom. You can register for your first session here.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach.

Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 as the "Best of the Best" Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

How did you get started teaching?

When Dean started Get Fit NH, and started to get healthier, it was

natural for me to join him. What I didn't realize at the time is how

much I would love it! The physical part came first. I started training

with Dean as my coach, along with a group of mostly other men, who

enjoyed pushing me to be stronger. The nutrition piece came

naturally as we got healthier we wanted to complete the puzzle.

What types of students have you worked with?

Getting started is most often the challenging part of losing weight and staying fit. Life is busy, and setting time aside to "work out" is simply one more thing to add to the list.

As a mom of six, with a high maintenance husband (see above), I have this challenge as well. To be honest, I am a work in progress. I believe this is part of what makes a good trainer - the ability to relate to clients. I truly understand the need to integrate an exercise program into a busy lifestyle without neglecting other responsibilities.

I can relate to late nights and early mornings due to a baby in the house or a sick preschooler. I understand relaxing my food standards at the Fourth of July picnic and at Christmas. And I understand being mentally exhausted to the point that I don't even want to THINK about training.

But I've learned not to throw up my hands and give in to the frustration. I want to share this determination and enthusiasm with you. It is not only possible to reach your fitness goals - it will happen! I am living proof. I may not be Mrs. Fitness USA yet, but I have reached goals that others said were simply not possible after having six kids and crossing the big 4-0.

My passion is teaching and coaching others to think big and reach high. It takes work - hard work - but I am committed to helping you reach your fitness goals and getting in the best shape of your life!

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

This might sound like a strange question, but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. You see if your gym or trainer has no idea what your goals are, how in the world are they going to help you get there? Be sure that they are really listening to you, have a clear understanding of what your goals are, and are honest whether or not they can help you get where you want to go. Think of it this way. Before you start building your dream house, you would want to know exactly what it is going to look like at the end of the project, right? You wouldn't just tell your builder to do whatever they want and hope it looks the way you wanted, would you? Normally you would hire an architect to render some drawings so you could envision the end result. Then a set of blueprints will be constructed so there is a plan to achieve the desired end result. It is no different, and even more important, when we are talking about our health and fitness. Your gym must know the end result - the goal you have in mind, and also be able to design a plan to get you there. A gym that starts with this "big picture" approach and then breaks it down to actions steps for you is where you want to be. An effective fitness program will consider the goal you are trying to achieve and then provide the plan to get you there.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

A gym that has a training philosophy is a good start. They also need to be able to put that philosophy into action and include the components in your training program to make sure you are getting the results you deserve. Ask for a list of what is included in each training session and program and why they are included. Use the following checklist to evaluate the components of the program. (Tip: If they can't tell you or don't seem to know, RUN, don't walk to the next gym.)

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