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Why Personal Training?
No two bodies are ever the same. Personal Training allows you to work one-on-one with your trainer to tailor your program to your individual needs. People who commit to a trainer will have far more success in meeting their goals than trying a program on their own. You will also have the advantage of working with someone who is knowledgeable, as every trainer who works for Phoenix Athletica is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
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Why we are Different
Phoenix Athletica is not your typical fitness center. We specialize in individual fitness programming and specialty group class programming you will not find anywhere else in the area. Our focus is on fostering individual self improvement based on the principles of better movement with the foundations of balance, stability, strength and overall well-being. By offering a variety of class programming including spiritual (Yoga) and high intensity (BootCamps), we are able to cover both ends of the fitness spectrum.
Five years ago, after retiring from a time consuming, stressful job, which left little time for exercise (my excuse, anyway), I decided that it was time to go back to the gym and get back in shape. All was going well, I thought, and I considered myself to be in pretty decent shape for my age. Then, 2 years ago, after pushing myself further than for what I was physically ready, I herniated a disc in my lower back, which affected the left side of my body from the waist down. After about 3 month’s recuperation, foregoing surgery, and getting the go-ahead from my doctor, I started working with Bob, training with him twice a week. I was amazed at the amount of muscle atrophy that had occurred in that time, but more amazed at the lack of balance and lack of connection between my brain and my muscles. Things that my right side could do without thought, proved to be a challenge for my left side, and a total concentration was required to achieve the result. Bob developed a correctional workout plan, specifically designed for my physical situation. Two years later I am still training with Bob, stronger and in better shape than ever before, and realizing in a very personal way, the advantages of personal training.
There are many things that I like about Phoenix Athletica besides the personal training. Bob, Lindsay and staff invite a friendly and positive atmosphere with a great workout space. The Yoga classes that are offered at least 5 times a week by two wonderful yoga instructors are great (not your usual gym yoga). And LuLu, their rescued dog who comes to work with Bob and Lindsay is always on hand to meet and greet and provide some smiles for their dog loving clients. Expertise, commitment to excellence, and a genuine concern for their clients’ wellbeing are indicative of the professionalism that is displayed at Phoenix Athletica.
I met Bob and Lindsay some years ago at a previous gym. Their infectious energy, attitude and enthusiasm is what drew me to take their fitness classes at the previous gym. When they opened up Phoenix Athletica I chose to end my relationship with the previous gym and participate in Personal Training at Phoenix Athletica. I was not new to fitness or a gym but this would be my first foray into personal training. I cannot believe the difference it has made in my life. So much so that after my initial “special” ended I signed up for another 3 months and can not imagine not doing these sessions weekly. It has become a priority for me.
I have become much stronger physically and mentally as a result of personal training sessions with Lindsay. She brings out the “A” game in me each and every time. Every session is different but when we repeat certain parts of a workout (chest press, kettle bell, triceps, and TRX training) I see that I am able to increase the weight, the number of reps and the progress is visible and so it inspires me to do more.
I participate in morning classes as I work evenings. The TRX class and the boot camp classes are different each time so there is no repetition or boredom. It is fresh, new and challenging every time. The other clients are supportive of each other and we push each other to give it our all. I love that you schedule yourself for classes online so there is no need to have to get there extra early to get a spot nor are any of the classes so crowded you feel lost in a group. You almost feel like you are getting personal training in the group class.
Another important aspect of Phoenix Athletica is that the trainers are always learning themselves, keeping abreast of new things in the fitness industry. They do not rely on same old, same old. Bob and Lindsay care about their client’s well-being (mentally and physically) and create workouts specifically to address each client’s need.
The facility and all the equipment is clean. It is a beautifully designed room for fitness with its large windows and beautiful flooring. I like that it is not rows and rows of treadmills and other cardio equipment with people plugged into their music looking robotic. I love that Lulu greets me and lays in the sun by the arc trainer while I warm up before my training session.