- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer
- ACE – American Council on Exercise – Fitness Nutrition & Senior Exercise Certifications
- BA – University of Northern Iowa – Athletic Training
- American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
- Lifelong Competitive Athlete
Thoughts on Fitness: If you want to achieve something, then go after it with all you have. And if you want to know how to achieve it, ask me how… that’s why I’m here. If it will better your quality of life, go for it. NEVER GIVE UP. My philosophy on fitness is the same as in life; it takes strength, determination and courage to not only get through it, but to achieve one’s goals. My passion and purpose is to help motivate you to reach your goals, be successful and continue on to lead a happy, healthy life. Through discipline and motivation, a brand new you awaits! Start TODAY!
What is a Personal Trainer?
A personal trainer should be, at the least, educated and certified through a reputable fitness organization. ACSM is easily ranked in the top 5 of the best personal trainer certifications. This person’s job is to assess your fitness level, figure out what your goals are (or help you set goals), set up a program and keep you motivated. He or she will push you past your comfort level–something difficult to do on your own.* A trainer also provides:
- Guidance on reaching your goals
- Education about strength training, cardio and basic nutrition
- A reason to show up at the gym each week
- Ways to help track your progress
What to Look for In a Personal Trainer
- Education: A personal trainer should be certified through a reputable personal training organization. An exercise science or other related college degree isn’t necessary, but the more education your trainer has, the better your workouts will be.
- CPR: Your trainer should have an updated certification in CPR and/or first aid.
- Experience: Make sure your trainer has experience, especially in relation to your goals. For example, if you’re a bodybuilder, you want someone knowledgeable in that area.
- Specifics: If you have a specific medical problem, injury or condition (such as being pregnant, difficulty getting pregnant, heart problems, diabetes, etc.) make sure your trainer has education in these areas and will work with your doctor.
- A Good Listener: A good trainer will listen closely to what you say and make sure he understands your goals.
- Attention: A good trainer will be focused only on you during your sessions.
- Tracking progress: A good trainer will regularly assess your progress and change things if necessary. Personality is important too since you’ll be working very closely with this person. Make sure you get along with your trainer and feel comfortable asking questions
- Kim Snow Personal Training, LLC has you more than covered for each and every aspect of what to look for in a Personal Trainer… my experience and testimonials prove it!
- *Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person