I started my health and fitness career as a group fitness instructor, teaching indoor cycling classes. My passion for fitness and teaching led me to enroll in the Certified Personal Training program through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
I emphasize core strength and stability - the foundations to all successful training programs. My experience as an indoor cycling instructor gives me a unique style of motivation and enthusiasm, attributes I deliver during each personal training session to keep fitness challenging, fun, and enjoyable.
I educate my clients on the importance of both exercise and nutrition in order to reach their health and fitness goals. Since both of these are your roadmap for success, I’m also a NASM Certified Nutrition Coach.
VIRTUAL PERSONAL TRAINING:
Sessions via Zoom or FaceTime designed with any equipment you have at home. A little goes a long way! I’m currently training several clients virtually - some have one set of adjustable dumbbells, while others have several pieces of equipment. Everyone receives a fantastic full body workout using equipment and bodyweight exercises. The best part about virtual training is you can live anywhere! I currently have virtual clients in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.
IN PERSON AT THE FAY FITNESS FACILITY:
Clients can train in my private home gym (located in Herndon, VA) with a wide variety of strength training and cardio equipment.
Quickly measure fat mass, muscle mass, and body water levels. No dunking. No pinching. No discomfort. Simply stand on the device and hold the hand electrodes.
*FREE test for all consultations and monthly tests included with ALL training packages! *See how you can get InBody access FOR LIFE on the pricing page.
The InBody Scale has been found to be 98% as accurate as a DEXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) scan. One major benefit of the InBody Scale over a DEXA scan is that clients do not need to be subjected to any radiation.
That number you see on your scale at home means NOTHING! The full page results will help you find motivation to achieve your goals by reporting your individual composition (in pounds and percentage) of body fat, segmental muscle distribution, basal metabolic rate and more!
I know how hard it is to get started. I also realize how much harder it can be to kick yourself into gear when you need a restart. I'm here to help you every step of the way - from the first workout to your next personal best!
It's not just about the days you train with me each week, it's also what you do on those other days for fitness and nutrition. Recovery is just as important as your workout, so I'm also going to be there to encourage you to take that rest day! I'll set you up with the right stretching and recovery routine based on your fitness level and any existing limitations.
This is a GREAT question as most trainers have their niche of clients. Some may be young athletes, some sports specific training, marathon training, the list goes on.
My fantastic client base are adults typically above 30 years old, with the majority of my current clients being in the 40-80 age range. I work with folks trying to lose weight, or those just focusing on adding lean muscle ("toning"). I've worked with several adults transitioning from Physical Therapy or Chiropractic care to Personal Training after an injury (back, achilles, knees, etc..).
I also have experience in training clients with Neurological disorders, who are looking for customized training to build muscle, increase stability, balance, core strength and agility.
Also, my focus is one-on-one training and couples training (spouses or friends). I do not provide small group training classes.
The majority of my clients train 2-3 times per week with me. Each session is 60 minutes in person or can be done virtually. Movement is encouraged on the days we're not training as well, which I can discuss in more detail during a consultation. Also, rest days are NON-negotiable! Your body needs to rest and recover in order to perform well, and to also avoid any muscle overuse/potential injury. Rest days are usually 1-2 days each week.
Unfortunately, that is not what I do as a Certified Personal Trainer. Your body is not Amazon prime, and I can't deliver results in that type of expedited, and more importantly - VERY unhealthy manner. A commitment to your health and fitness is what I provide, and it is what I also ask from you. You'll need to trust the process and the results will come! The quick fad diets may help people drop a few quick pounds, but they are typically done in very unhealthy ways and last for a very short period of time. This is how yo-yo dieting starts, with a lot of ups and downs in weight.
When I work with clients, we approach things realistically by exercising the right way and eating well. My goal is that you begin to enjoy exercising and want to continue on a healthy path of great nutrition and exercise well after we're no longer working together. Even if you've never done this before and you're middle aged or older, IT'S NEVER TOO LATE! I have several clients who have trusted the process and reached their goals. Nothing here at JFay Fitness is about you eating like a bird or being hungry all the time and frustrated. You need the right food to fuel your body for workouts and your consistency with me during our sessions and the days we're not together WILL set you up for success.
There is a 3 month contract term commitment minimum for training with me. This goes back to the commitment I mentioned above. I've had clients train on average anywhere from 6 months to 2+ years with me. Regardless of your contract term with me, I want you to succeed in a healthy lifestyle for years to come!