Personal trainer to open Sylvania studioWritten by Autumn Lee | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Local certified personal trainer Gregg Schwartz will open his own personal training studio in downtown Sylvania Oct. 1.
Schwartz, who graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in health fitness in preventative and rehabilitative programs, has served as a personal trainer for about five years. He developed his new company, American Mobile Fitness, at 6565 Erie St., to meet the needs of existing and future clients, he said.
What makes the establishment stand apart from similar venues, Schwartz said, is that he will offer his training services at the studio or at his clients’ homes depending on their preference. In addition, his clients will not incur membership fees or have to sign a contract, but they may pre-pay for personal training on a month-to-month basis.
“With the in-home training, it can get pretty intense,” he said, “but my clients feel that they get more out of their workout experience.”
While Schwartz’s studio does not offer a wide variety of exercise equipment, it will contain a cable machine along with cardio equipment, he said. With standard exercise equipment, a personal trainer is not quite as necessary, he explained. But when clients use specialized equipment such as dumbbells, free weights, resistance bands and a balance-training ball, Schwartz said he prefers to work personally with his clients to make sure they use such items accurately and effectively.
The 800-square-foot American Mobile Fitness studio will be split into two rooms with one devoted to cardio training and the other dedicated to housing free weights and dumbbells.
Schwartz’s personal training sessions provide clients with a full-body workout designed to meet the needs of each individual. He offers functional training to help clients deal with day-to-day strain. He also offers core training, he said, which can help eliminate problematic areas such as weak backs and abdominal muscles.
Beyond personal training, Schwartz helps provide his clients with published materials that guide proper nutritional choices. He has written columns for Toledo Free Press and the Sylvania Advantage
Pricing varies depending on whether clients choose to do at-home training or studio training. Schwartz provides a price break for clients who schedule multiple sessions. In-studio sessions by the hour start at $48 or lower if additional meetings are scheduled. At-home 60-minute sessions start at $52 and drop in price with additional scheduled personal training sessions.
Until his studio opens in October, Schwartz said he would provide at-home training at his lower studio rates.