What makes me stand out? I've been lifting weights for 30 years, and have been training others for just over 20 years. I have years of experience working with adults seeking to gain muscle, lose body fat, and improve their overall health and wellness through safe and sustainable programming.
As a former professional athlete, I understand the value of a science-based approach to diet and training. I don't have to teach my Clients graduate-level biology or kinesiology, but I need to be as certain as possible that what we are working on is going to work. I never guess. If my Client wants to gain strength, there is a proven methodology to get from A to B. If they wish to lose body fat, we do the math and find the right diet/calories to make that a reality.
What makes me stand out? I give a [email protected] and I take great pride in my work...something that seems to be missing so often these days.
Every Client I train is unique; there are similar situations, but each presents its on unique opportunities. When people approach me for training, I make it a point to drill down and find their "Why." Maybe they are trying to lose weight for a wedding, or maybe they want to improve their general physical condition so they can play with their Children or Grandchildren. I go all-in for these folks...their goals are my goals.
Gotten nothing but stronger and more confident in myself and my sport.
Duncan is absolutely the best trainer that I’ve had the pleasure of working with - by a landslide! He’s motivated me to push myself beyond my perceived limits to grow as an athlete and individual. I can’t thank him enough for the guidance, education, and support that he’s provided along the way. He truly cares about his clients and tailors his approach to your specific needs. He’s extremely knowledgeable and you will get the results you’re looking for if you trust the process and put in the work. If you’re reading this and you’re still on the fence, book him now! You won’t regret it.
My training AND nutrition were personalized to my lifestyle, so my goals were actually attainable! I learned how to soar instead of just flapping my wings. Highly recommend if you’re ready for your level up in life 💯
All around the best experience I have ever had with a trainer/coach. Coach Duncan is the most knowledgeable, yet approachable and down to Earth trainer I’ve ever worked with. His understanding of various training methods, body mechanics and his ability to truly listen to what his clients want and need from their training makes him the perfect fit for anyone. Coach Duncan is the right choice, no matter your level of fitness or experience level. If you are looking for a Coach who truly cares and will help you get the results you want, all while building your confidence - this is where you find him.
The new relationship always begins with a consultation geared towards the Client's goals...I need them to be abe to say, out loud, what it is they want to accomplish. If they can do that, then we move forward.
Second, the paperwork. I know, I know. But it matters. I need to know about medical history, food allergies, current medications, etc. To develop a "whole-person" program I need to know about how best to help the whole person; everyone comes to fitness from a different starting point, and a little extra time spent here saves a mountain of time down the road. I respect my Client's time.
Once the course is charted, the Client and I discuss "What's next," and my recommendations. We talk. We make adjustments together. I write it up so both parties have a copy and then it's off to the races! I record everything because I do not believe you can improve what you don't measure. My Clients have access to all of their information at all times.
I am an ISSA-Certified Master Trainer with just over 20 years of experience. I am a PN-1 Certified Nutrition Coach, so diet and supplementation are in my wheelhouse.
My rate is $50 an hour for in-person training; the average hourly rate of a PT with significantly less experience is significantly higher in this area...I don't think fitness has to be expensive, but I also believe in getting what you pay for.
For Clients who need more help, and that's not a sin, I curate a three month program (or longer if requested) for $1500. This is designed for someone with little to no background in diet adjustment/maintenance and training; it is significantly more in-depth with the end-goal of empowering that Client to make good, sustainable choices to improve the rest of their lives for the rest of their lives.
I had EXCELLENT Coaches and Mentors...I wanted to do for others what they have done, and continue to do, for me.
I've worked with Clients at both ends of the fitness spectrum and every stop in between. From young Athletes looking to get into strength and conditioning for youth or scholastic sports, older Athletes looking to add muscle mass and strength, postpartum Mothers looking to get back into shape, and special populations and injury recovery/prevention...I'm like Johnny Cash..."I've been everywhere man."
I would advise Folks to reach out and start the conversation. Stop putting yourself off. Something has motivated you to seek help...knowing that you don't know how to address your health and wellness isn't a sin. Not at all. Knowing you need help and not seeking it out...well...that's just trouble.
If you have any doubt about your ability to do this on your own...any doubt at all...then there is no doubt: At the very least you should consider speaking to a professional.
Professionals have references. Ask for them.
Think value, not price. Price is just a number and it's usually painful when you say it out loud. Value is a quality, not a quantity, and when you recognize value in a product or a service, you will be more compliant and, in my experience, work harder. You will enjoy the process more. Are there trainers out there who offer services at a lower rate than I do? Absolutely. Are most of these trainers good people with strong motivations to help people? You'd better believe it. But can they do for you what I can? Do they bring my kind of value to the equation? No. No they do not.
Think about commitment; if we are going to work together then we are going to WORK together. They must have time to do what is asked of them, which is really what they are asking of themselves, if they want results. If commitment means three workouts a week, then they have to find the time. If commitment is daily telephone check-ins, better have that cell phone charged. If commitment is a grocery list from me to you, show me the receipt so I know you got what you were supposed to.
If the Client isn't going to commit...if they aren't ready...then downshift until you are. Your results depend on your willingness to engage and trust the process.