The majority of personal trainers are simply not qualified to train their clients! They lack any real depth of health and fitness knowledge and their personal experience with health and fitness is superficial at best. Merely being familiar with the subject of fitness and exercise equipment does not make one an expert. Furthermore, a confident personal trainer does not necessarily make a competent personal trainer or a good instructor. Most personal trainers can hardly call themselves educated, positive role models and that’s exactly what you want when hiring one!
The personal training industry is virtually swimming in certifications; whereas some certifying programs demand a broad-based understanding of human anatomy and physiology, others require much less from their participants, usually just a few of their dollars and a few moments of their time. There’s no standardized testing within the industry, applicants often can get away with taking either a weekend course or even just an online exam before calling themselves personal trainers and many will frequently even skip this rudimentary step before doing so.
Are you over 40? Don’t even consider working with a younger personal trainer in their 20’s or 30’s. They have no idea what physical limitations await them in the near future when they grow older, but you certainly do! Find the right fitness program for you; not the most popular fitness program. Find the right personal trainer for your age, abilities, motivation and availability!
On any given week I have over 30 long-term clients scheduled for a training session (the vast majority visit 2-3 times per week). I am very well read and stay up to date on the science and research of this industry; I read well below the surface of mainstream media and don’t pay any attention to advertising or gossip! What most people consider current, is old, what most people consider accurate, is wrong, and what is currently popular, is only that, popular, big deal, an evidenced based approach is the key to fitness, health and weight-loss.
Home Based Private Personal Training Studio in Ahwatukee:
Personal Training Services (FREE Consultation):
10 Sessions “Peak Hours” $400 (30 min sessions)
10 Sessions “Off-Peak Hours” $350 (30 min sessions)
10 Sessions “Peak Hours” $700 (60 min sessions)
10 Sessions “Off-Peak Hours” $600 (60 min sessions)
Need a lower Rate? Monthly and Yearly Payment Programs Available!
Budget situation? Discounts are sometimes available, please inquire!
- One-On-One Personal Training
- Nutrition and Weight-loss Programs
- Programming for Mature Adults (40 years old and above)
- Programming for Athletes (All Levels)
- Weight Training (Learn the Basics)
- Weight Training (High Intensity – Advanced)
- Strength and Conditioning
- HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training
- Sport Specific Training
- Crossfit/Hybrid Training
- Functional Training
- In Your Home Personal Training
- Study of Positive Psychology and “Well Being”
- Exercise Management of Chronic Disease
- Striking Workouts (Heavy Bag, Focus Mitts & Thai Pads)
- Krav Maga / Self Defense Strategies
- Custom Endurance Programs
- Continued Physical Therapy
- Home Gym Equipment and Design Consultation
- Sport Psychology and Mental Mindset
-44 years old and Married 19 years with a daughter
-Exercise Physiology Degree (Bachelor of Science)
-American College of Sports Medicine Certification (ACSM)
-Certified Health Fitness Instructor (HFI)
-Certified in Weight Loss and Plant-Based Nutrition
-20 years as a Professional Full-Time Personal Trainer
-Previous Fitness Director at Park One Health Club
-Previous General Manager at The Fitness Institute & Clinic
-Previous Fitness Director at KNIX Radio Station
-Previous Sports Camp Director for the YMCA
-Featured on KFYI’s radio show “Fitness Talk”
-Featured on Channel 15 News as their “Fitness Expert”
-Participated competitively in hundreds of 5Ks, 10Ks and 1/2 Marathons
-Participated in dozens of Marathons including the Boston Marathon
-Participated in Ultra Marathon Running Events (over 26.2 miles)
-Participated in Mountain Bike Races (Single Track, 24 Hour & 12 Hour Events)
-Participated in the Half IRONMAN and Full IRONMAN Triathlons
-Participated in “Open Water” Swimming Events
-Participated in Martial Arts: Muay Thai, Boxing, Krav Maga and Jeet Kune Do
-History and Verification of Race Events (click below):
-Better Business Bureau Rating is A+
-YELP Reviews 5 Stars!
-Google Reviews 5 Stars!
StrengthLab YouTube Channel:
Ahwatukee based StrengthLab Personal Training (at the same location for over 10 years) was formed by Exercise Physiologist (B.S.) and American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M.) Certified Personal Trainer (C.P.T) Jerrod Maguire to provide an alternative approach to fitness training in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The StrengthLab Personal Training Studio located in Ahwatukee focused on providing Personal Training services that differed from the mass marketed chain gyms and focused on the individual, their particular goals and doing it while in a truly private setting. Through individualized personal training programs, based on each client’s needs and goals StrengthLab has built a vast array of clientele who are looking for something they cannot get in the big box gyms.
The Personal Trainer you choose will and does make a difference in your success. Ask these questions when looking for a personal trainer: can you afford their price on a monthly to yearly basis? What’s the experience they claim to have? Were they even a personal trainer 6 months ago? Will they still be a personal trainer 6 months from now? Do they have a degree “within” the field of fitness, as well as a personal training certification from ACSM or NSCA? (Important to note here: there are currently over 350 personal training certifications available and very few hold any credibility within the fitness industry). The prevalent “ACE” certification is one of the easiest and least expensive certifications available today within the fitness industry and is considered low quality within the profession. The letters “CPT” merely mean certified personal trainer… certified by whom?
There’s vast differences between personal trainers. Typically, the larger the health club, the more inexperienced and less paid the personal trainers, while on the flip side, it’s one of the most expensive venues to receive personal training services; there’s a lot of overhead to cover and too many hands in the cookie jar. Effective personal training takes years to acquire; there’s a craft to this profession, as there is with most. An extended and varied education within the field of health and fitness, long term exposure within the industry, solid experiences and active (on-going) participation in athletics and participation in various events is very important within a quality personal trainer.