I started working with NWPT by chance in the middle of COVID last June/July 2020, the least likely time to start a fitness program based upon their specialty, one-on-one coaching, but the program and the trainers (I train with Scott Campbell) were so adaptable in their approach we made it work. My initial goal, if I can even say I had a goal beyond “let’s just see what happens” was to show up. Show up twice a week and get out for a 30-minute walk on the other days.
Scott has enough experience, given his years as a trainer, to put together sets of exercises that were the right choice at the start or to improvise on the spot to accommodate a shoulder injury I was working through. I’ve felt challenged but never beyond what I couldn’t do. It’s almost as if my fitness level appeared like magic because he made it that easy.
The great thing about working with a trainer is your job is to show up and do the work and not have to worry about creating a balanced regimen. Everything (balance, strength training, aerobics) gets addressed between our 2 weekly sessions. After a few months and knowing I wasn’t going to blow up and then collapse after not working out for years, I started going to Sunday Bootcamps making it a 3rd day in my weekly do-something routine. They were as easy or as hard as I wanted them to be and the other folks there were in the same mindset as me.
Working with NWPT to get in shape is not intimidating, non-judgmental, consistent, professional, and enjoyable. They take being healthy seriously and it shows in how they interact with their clients and the programs they offer. I see their staff constantly engaged in a huge variety of educational and inspirational programs. I can’t take advantage of everything they offer but that variety means there is something for almost anyone wherever your starting point is from a nutritional or physical point of view. I never thought I’d rationalize spending the money on working with a trainer. My old thinking was “I’ve been an athlete all my life and I can figure it out on my own. I’ll just get a gym membership somewhere and figure it out as I go.” …. And that worked out how? Not so much. The cost of staying in shape now (at 57) is still going to be less than the myriad of co-pays and deductibles that could be part of my future if I don’t take my health and wellness as seriously now. NWPT has been a great resource to remind myself of how good it feels to do the things I like doing, not feel gassed at the end of whatever activity I choose, and to drop down a size or two when I’m out shopping for new clothes.
Hope this testimonial helps anyone sitting on the fence to just SHOW UP… and see how it goes. I bet you’ll get some great results and pat yourself on the back for doing it.