Why I am Different
Holistic (\ hō-ˈli-stik \) - Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.
There's a lot more to training than muscles and cardio. Years ago, I started studying much deeper than what my personal training certification taught me. Especially once I found out that you can get certified these days in a weekend course, I wanted to differentiate myself from what I call the fitness trainers of the world. Don't get me wrong, fitness is a great goal for anyone. But, most people that came to me in the gym were not looking for fitness. They were looking for things like:
- Weight loss
- Back pain
- Pain in joints
- Mood elevation
- Energy improvements
- Getting off Medication
- Peace of Mind
- Better Sleep
- Better Sex
And yes, fitness can help with some of those things. But the problem I see in the industry after 8 years of experience is the dogmatic approaches by a lot of fitness trainers I've worked with: everyone lifts weights, everyone does 3-4 hours of cardio per week, everyone eats 12-1500 calories per day, and everyone sweats.
What my holistic approach says is not necessarily the opposite. Rather, I ask one critical question first: what in the system of systems that make up this being in front of me is allowing the issue to exist in the first place? Let's take weight loss: sometimes people just need something simple, like a nutrition plan and exercise program. But sometimes people need bloodwork or a stool analysis to get to the root cause of the gain in the first place (haha, I refer out for those, don't hand me your poo!). Maybe someone is so damned stressed out that working out is actually doing more harm than good!
So, if you're looking to work with someone that won't just work you out for no reason, and someone that will actually solve the problem and not just the symptom, reach out to schedule a free first time consultation.