These Are the Different Types of Personal Trainers

These Are the Different Types of Personal Trainers

Finding the motivation to exercise is challenging, and even more so if you’re trying to make a habit out of it. That’s why hiring a personal trainer might be the solution you need. They are experts when it comes to giving you that push you need.

However, not all trainers work the same. Some trainers have specialized in specific avenues of exercise, each designed to meet different goals. So, how do you know which personal trainer is for you?

Let’s discuss the various types of personal trainers available and why hiring one is a great idea.

Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer

If you’re brand new to working out, you might not know exactly what to do or where to start. You might have been working out for a long time now, and yet, you haven’t noticed any significant changes, and we all know how unmotivating that can be. Personal trainers have studied how to help you overcome any possible block that is preventing you from reaching your goals. 

Personal trainers are not just meant to transform your bodies. If your goal is to become active again, but you’re dealing with a serious illness or injury, a personal trainer can guide you well and supervise the training you do. 

Cardio Trainers

The name says it all. These trainers know everything when it comes to losing weight and burning fat through cardio training. They love making their hearts race and know just how to help you increase resistance.

Trainers for the Bored-Easily

Are you tired of doing the same exercise for several reps in a row? If that’s the case, these trainers know just how to keep you in shape without boring the life out of you. They know just how to mix and match all kinds of exercises to keep you motivated and entertained.

Whether it’s doing one rep of many kinds of exercises or going from squatting to dancing, they no doubt will make you want to keep going and push past your limits.

Physique Trainers

Perhaps you’ve been working out for a long time now, yet you still haven’t achieved that body you so badly desire. Physique trainers are the ones to turn to if this is the case.

They know how to target your muscles and work them well in order to help you achieve that body-building figure you want. They also are certified in advising you on what kinds of foods you should eat to promote muscle growth.

A Trainer and Friend

Working out with a friend is always a great boost of motivation. You get to support each other, encourage each other, and feel pain together. Well, there’s a personal trainer that does just that!

They get involved with you, making sure to meet your needs accordingly by providing the best exercises for you while supporting you just as a friend would. They make themselves available 24/7 and are completely approachable, making it easier to ask questions or clear up doubts.

Enthusiastic Trainers

A personal trainer who is pumped with positive vibes and loads of energy will always get you up and moving, even if you’ve had a long day at work or school. Before you even begin to question whether you should exercise or not, this trainer will have you running, squatting, or lifting weights.

Tough Trainers

Sometimes, you might not respond well to the over-the-top positive and energetic attitude that some personal trainers have to offer. If you prefer a tough trainer, one that won’t allow you to make any kind of excuses, then this one might be the one for you.

They truly believe and live by the famous “no pain, no gain” quote. Their methods are old school, but you will get results in no time.

Lifestyle Trainers

People looking for immediate results make drastic changes that are difficult to upkeep, such as a restrictive diet and hardcore workouts. The issue with this is that, once people achieve their results, they fall back into old habits, losing all the progress they had worked towards.

Lifestyle trainers don’t just make you gain those results you’re looking for but also help you adjust your entire lifestyle. They help you adopt a new way of living that promotes health as well as mental well-being.

What to Look Out for

Before fixing your mind on a personal trainer, you should do some research beforehand. Make sure the trainer you’re thinking of hiring has got some good reviews. See if other clients were able to fulfil their goals with this trainer’s help.

Don’t fully commit to the trainer starting day one. Give it a session or two, and see if you’re happy with the trainer’s methods. If you’re not comfortable, then perhaps seeking out another trainer will be the better choice.

Beware of any red flags as well. You don’t want a trainer that ignores any pain you’re feeling or that doesn’t seem to listen to you. If a trainer uses the wrong methods for motivational purposes, such as body shaming, it’s time to look for another trainer.

Types of Personal Trainers-Which One to Pick

It’s all up to the kind of person you are. You’re likes, dislikes, your health, and so on. We all have preferences for working out, and you more than anyone will know which kind of personal trainer you’ll respond more favorably to.

Choose the one that’ll best fit your needs the best, and mostly, that’ll help you enjoy exercising. All these types of personal trainers are great, but if one appeals to you the most, then that must be your destined trainer!

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Holly Bosman

About Holly Bosman

Proud mom of 3 kids. Certified as a personal trainer and in Silver Sneakers. I enjoy gardening, running and reading. 

I love that my job gives me the opportunity to change people’s lives and help them achieve their goals!

Alex Wagner

About Alex Wagner

My name is Alex. I first was introduced to fitness after losing 110 lbs in high school. From there I enlisted into the marine cops where I operated heavy equipment but also coached overweight marines to get back into standard. Now I do competitive powerlifting but also coach all walks of life to find their own healthy lifestyles.

Director of Personal Training
Certifications: ISSA Personal Trainer
Experience: 3 years
Specialities: Weight loss, Strength training, Lifestyle nutrition

Nahjerrelle Graves

about Nahjerelle Graves

Fitness is Practice for life. From my 6 years of experience & combined with being an athlete for over 10 years, fitness is the closest you will get to immediate self-reflection. When the going gets tuff, who will you be for you?!

Certifications: ISSA, Expert rating, IFTA, AMP
Experience: 6 Years of training experience; former College Athlete
Specialities: Athletic Training/Muscle Gain -Total Body Training/Weight Loss

Gavin Anglin

About Gavin Anglin

Gavin is a very professional and hard-working personal trainer and nutrition consultant. His passions are faith, family friends, fitness and food. He works hard to help others achieve the highest levels of health and well-being possible.

Gavin graduated from Appalachian State University in the spring of 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food. He also just recently completed the Dietetic Internship and graduate certificate program in nutrition with North Carolina Central University in Durham in the spring of 2023 to become a Registered Dietitian.

Certifications: ACEPersonal Trainer, AHA Basic Life Support training, BA in Food & Nutrition (Dietetics), NDTRs.
Experience: 6 years as Personal Trainer, 3 years NDTRs
Specialities: Lifestyle nutrition

Wanda Williams

About Wanda Williams

Hi! My name is Wanda Williams. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Fuel Fitness family.

My class is OnBeat. We do more than just dance! My class gives you an opportunity to express yourself and be a part of an awesome community without judgment. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Melissa Boorse

About Melissa Boorse

My name is Melissa. I am the Group Fitness coordinator. I have been teaching Group fitness for 8+ years. I started out as a Concept 2 Row instructor. I then began teaching indoor Cycle and now can teach a multitude of formats. I enjoy not only being a group fitness instructor, but I also enjoy the people in the classes. I love how they/we become friends and encourage one another, challenge each other, and help hold each other accountable.

Becoming an instructor has helped me to love and enjoy working out. I have now started road biking and hiking which is something I never thought I would ever enjoy doing. Getting into regular physical activity and healthy habits can lead to so many more activities, which makes life so much more enjoyable.

Abby Rex

About Abby Rex

My name is Abby and I’m a Licensed Recreational Therapist and a Certified Silver Sneakers Instructor.

I’ve worked for thirty years in Nursing Homes/Rehab Facilities and as a Silver Sneaker Instructor for eight years. Being with older adults is my jive and has always been even as a young girl.

My husband and I enjoy traveling, camping, and hiking. I’m glad to be a part of the Fuel Team!

Ryan Mitchell

About Ryan Mitchell

My name is Ryan and I love spending time with my dogs and wife.

I have been training clients for 18 years and am certified through NASM. I have recently completed a 14-month schooling/mentorship with a DR of physical therapy to become an active life professional.

An ALP is someone who offers education, and customized exercise programs based on comprehensive assessment and mentorship.

Trisha Marsh

About Trish Marsh

I started my personal fitness journey in 2017 when I lost 40 pounds in less than 2 months with diet and exercise. I made it my mission to help others the way I helped myself.

Certifications: Fitour Personal Training, Yoga, Group Fitness
Experience: 5 years
Specialities: HIIT, Cardio Dance Fitness, Pilates, Senior Fitness

Hal Roberts

About Hal Roberts

Hal is a transplant from Austin, TX. His training focuses on building a solid Mind-To-Muscle connection, mastering form, and building strength for a healthy active life.
Certifications: NASM CPT, USA Swim, USA Gymnastics
Experience: NASM CPT – 1 year; Swim – 15 years
Specialities: Functional strength training/ Fitness; Healthy aging

About Kristi Robinson

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Sonya Bryd

About Sonya Bryd

Sonya Byrd is a yoga instructor with a 200-hour certification. She has four years of experience teaching yoga flow, power yoga and deep stretch.

What she loves most about teaching is the connections made with members. She enjoys the opportunity to let members know that they are enough and are created with a purpose.

Maci Maund

About Maci Maund

Hey everyone! My name is Maci and I am very passionate about fitness and nutrition. I am a college student studying exercise science with hope to pursue a career in holistic medicine.

I am super excited to have the opportunity to instruct Row and Knockout here at Fuel.

Michelle Morton

About Michelle Morton

Hi, I’m Michelle and I have been teaching fitness classes for a little over 10 years. I love teaching in a group setting because it’s motivating to be surrounded by like-minded people and it fosters healthy competition.

Watching members go from a group of people who do not know each other when starting out, to growing into a family and people who care about one another is the best feeling.

I love watching people improve over time and helping them fall in love with moving their bodies and exercising. My goal is to make fitness FUN!

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James Day

About James Day

Originally from London, England I came to America with an athletic scholarship for swimming as well as to complete two bachelor of science degrees in Exercise Science and Sport Management.

During my time in college, I completed a Personal Training certification and also became a corrective exercise specialist. Since graduating in 2020 I have also become a certified nutrition coach. All certifications through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Kristi Robinson

About Kristi Robinson

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