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Why Should I hire a Personal Trainer: 

Here are a few reasons why you should consider hiring a personal trainer to develop, implement and update your nutrition and exercise program. If you can answer "yes" to any of the following statements, a personal fitness trainer is for you.

  • I like my local gym but I'm not exactly sure of what to do when I get there.
  • I don't like going to a gym & would rather be in the comfort of my own home or outside
  • I don't have an hour and a half to exercise.
  • I do not have the knowledge necessary to train effectively to get results and/or eliminate injury, nor do I have the nutritional knowledge to design an appropriate eating program to get results.
  • I am out of shape (low energy, overweight, fatigued or lacking strength).
  • I need help establishing obtainable goals and guidance in developing a routine to see results because I am a beginner to the world of exercising and eating properly.
  • I need assistance in changing my routine because I am no longer receiving results.
  • I am recovering from an injury or have a diagnosis that needs special exercises to prevent further problems from occurring.
  • I need constant motivation because I always talk myself out of exercising or do not have the drive to work hard enough when exercising alone.
  • I have not seen changes in my body on a monthly basis.

Roar Fitness Training & Coaching Program

Is there a charge for the first session?
The FREE info session is provided to you one time as a courtesy to learn more about my personal training & Coaching Program.

How much weight can I lose with your program?
The average weight loss is 2-3 pounds per week. Losing weight at a slower rate is suggested to help keep it off long term!

What is the investment to work with a Coach Krystie?
My average per session personal training rate is $25 - $45! Rates vary based on Amount of sessions & location. (Check my Specials for discounts) I prefer to help more people at lower rates, rather than fewer people at higher rates! Session fee includes fitness testing, help with your meal plan, resistance training, and methods for warming-up, cardio, and stretching. Online rates are less.

How are you able to make personal training so affordable?
For me, it's about helping people get healthy! I prefer to help more people at lower rates, rather than fewer people at higher rates.

Do I have to sign a long-term contract?
No. I  have no long-term contracts and all sessions are based on month-to-month agreements!

Are you qualified?  Yes, I am! I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Weight Loss Coach, Certified Kettlebell Fitness & Group Fitness instructor. 
 I also have life experience,  having lost 100 pounds on my own, I know what it takes to be successful

Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor through AAAI/ISMA 
KettleBell Fitness Trainer through Live Well Fitness Center LLC
Weight Loss Coaching Certificate through Finish Line Fitness & NESTA

When can I get started?  As soon as you're ready! We can get together and talk about your goals and work out a schedule. Give me a call 678-964-5797. 

General Nutrition and Fitness

How long and how often should I exercise?
Minimally, it's recommended that you exercise at least 3 days per week for 30 to 60 minutes each session for maximum health benefits. If you find it difficult finding time to complete your workout, you may try breaking it up into the upper body and lower body.

I've heard of cardio, but what is resistance training?
Resistance training is performed with free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, and your own body weight. Benefits of regular resistance training includes; Increased muscle strength, power, endurance and, Increased bone density and strength, Reduced body fat, Increased muscle-to-fat ratio, Boosted metabolism (burning more kilojoules when at rest), Lowered heart rate and blood pressure after exercise (thought to reduce the risk of heart disease), Improved balance and stability, Enhanced performance of everyday tasks, Reduced risk of developing some conditions like diabetes.

How many calories and grams of protein do I need a day?
This depends on your age, lean body mass, activity level, and the thermic effect of food. For example, a 250-pound construction worker needs more calories and protein than a 98-pound office worker. The best way to determine if you're getting too few or too many calories is to have your body composition measured by a fitness professional, and log your daily food intake for at least three days and review it with a fitness professional.

Doesn't weight training bulk you up?
No. Bulk only occurs with a combination of high caloric intake and specific training using extremely heavy weights. Women, particularly, have little chance of bulking up since they contain about 1/30th the hormone (testosterone) required to achieve that type of result.

Do I really need to stretch before and after I work out?
Yes, stretching is imperative before and after working out because it prepares the muscles for vigorous work and helps prevent injury. Don't forget to warm up the muscles BEFORE stretching with a 5-minute cardio prep or rhythmic limber, e.g., treadmill, exercise bike, running in place or jumping jacks.

What's the best way to exercise?
The most effective exercise program is a balance of cardiovascular exercise, resistance training, and a flexibility program.

Can I work out and still eat what I want?
No, 75% of the success of any fitness program is in what you eat. Food intake should be modified to ensure a healthy balance between fat and calories. A nutritional program made up of complex carbohydrates, quality protein, essential fats and leafy green vegetables is the key to success. This meal plan will be specific to your individual goals.

How do I get started?
Depending on your physical state, it is recommended that you start slowly with a minimum of 20-30 minutes of physical activity, e.g., walking, light jogging, bicycling or light aerobics, performed 3 times per week, for a couple of weeks. Then, one can move into resistance training, combined with cardiovascular exercise.

Sometimes, I experience a burning sensation when I work out. What is that?
That burning sensation in the muscle is caused by a build-up of lactic acid. It generally is not something that you need to worry about. Try working through the "burn"; however, if this persists, immediately stop the exercise that is causing the pain and see a physician.