Not Everyone Works With a Personal Trainer for the Same Reasons

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The reasons to seek help from a personal trainer are different for everyone. How I train people will depend on why they’re coming to me. Each person’s goals are different and the things that THEY need to work on to reach their goals is going to be different from the next person.

Not everyone needs to lose weight. Sometimes people need to gain muscle and strength.

Last week I told you the story of Hala. Today, I wanted to share with you a story about one of my clients named Catherine. She came to me because she wanted to continue her love of rowing. In the past, she had lost too much weight when she completed a rowing challenge of 100000 M every Christmas.

What makes Catherine’s journey unique is that her goal was not to lose weight.  She needed to maintain the weight she was at yet add muscle and strength.

I’ll let Catherine tell you her story.

What made you decide to get a trainer?

Before joining Lisa’s program, I had insomnia, high blood sugar and strange spontaneous rashes. I was depressed and didn’t feel like doing anything.  

 I met Lisa at an Over 50’s Lifestyle Fair at Western Fair.  I was able to ask Lisa important questions, like how old is your oldest client? I tested her knowledge on nutrition and fitness trends.  I also had the opportunity to meet one of Lisa’s clients and talk to her openly.  By meeting Lisa in person, I could see that we had compatible personalities.


Motivation & Focus:

I was motivated to get moving because I had to check in with Lisa and get things done based on the program.  What has it done for me?  I have fewer health issues and more energy.

Lisa is not narrowly focused towards helping clients to obtain perfection in any area. Instead, she is about offering livable adjustments to lifestyles that help clients achieve better fitness and healthier diets.  If something in her program doesn’t work for you, she will make many suggestions until something does work for you.  Unfortunately, she can tell the difference between something you can’t do and something you just don’t want to do.  This makes it impossible to avoid participating.


The Outcome:

I feel that Lisa can work with a wide variety of types of clients and achieve success with each of them.  She uses many types of exercises which varies the monotony of training.  Using a personal trainer not only teaches you new approaches to nutrition and fitness but it helps to identify your goals and focus on achieving them.


Catherine inspires me. She has dealt with depression in the past, she is a cancer survivor and deals with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and severe allergies.  If you were to have looked at her, you wouldn’t think that she needed a personal trainer because she certainly didn’t need to lose any weight.

Her goal was not to lose weight but to NOT lose weight during her rowing challenge. We did that and what started out as a 3-month program has lasted more than a year. During that time, she has improved her posture, her overall muscle tone, her endurance level and most importantly, her confidence. She loves what exercise can do for her body and she is eating for her goals.

I am so honoured to work with Catherine and applaud her dedication and courage. I love that I’m able to help beautiful strong women find their inner beauty and reach their goals.



Need help? Have questions? I’m here to make it easier. If you have questions, then let’s connect. I will help figure out what you need in order to become stronger and healthier version of yourself.