That’s a helpful question to ask when interviewing the person you’re going to trust with guiding through your fitness journey.
Anybody can put you through a workout that will challenge you–to the point of exhaustion if you want. Even a You Tube video can do that for you.
So why pay significant money for someone to guide you?
It’s not simply the fifty years that I’ve been training; it’s my ability to translate that experience in a comfortable and professional way with every technique and movement that we learn together–whether it’s resistance training, balance techniques, or cardiovascular development.
It’s having done movements and routines in the past that, after all those years of training, have left me with pain that I could have avoided if I had trained differently. This wisdom is an important part of every personalized program I design. No one can understand that by simply reading about it.
Knowing and communicating these nuances to my clients helps their training experience to be safer, more motivating, and certainly more likely to be successful!
Anybody can take a course on the internet and receive a certificate stating that are ‘certified’ for something. The American College of Sports Medicine was founded in 1954 with the purpose of integrating exercise and science. They are the gold standard when it comes to the Certified Personal Trainer credential. The more you look into it, the more you will be convinced–see for yourself.
Please contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly answer any and all of your questions directly.
When you do, clearly you’ll understand the difference!
To Your Health and Fitness,
Steven Siemons, ACSM CPT