A Dramatic Change offers in-home personal trainingWritten by Kristen Criswell | | firstname.lastname@example.org
After going through his own weight loss, Nathan Vandenbroek is helping others exercise and lose weight through his personal training business A Dramatic Change.
“I got into personal training because of my own weight loss,” Vandenbroek said.
The Toledo native weighed 315 pounds at his heaviest and has dropped more than 150 pounds. His personal training specialty, based on his own history, is fat loss, Vandenbroek said.
Vandenbroek sees his role as a personal trainer as helping clients to develop exercise habits.
“I’m a starting point,” he said. “I teach them enough to go on their own.”
On average, 12 in-home one-hour sessions is all Vandenbroek needs to help a client develop a routine, he said. Twelve sessions provide Vandenbroek enough time to implement exercise habits and teach individuals how to branch out and exercise on their own, he said.
“There’s no sense in individuals paying for months and months and years of personal training when it’s a very easy thing someone can do on their own,” Vandenbroek said.
Sometimes clients choose to add more sessions or continue sessions for a longer period of time, Vandenbroek said.
Vandenbroek has one client he sees once a month, as more of a routine checkup, he said.
Each client, prior to training, gets a free consultation and assessment. Vandenbroek will go through personal goals and his goals for a client and discuss what changes need to be made, he said. Following the discussion Vandenbroek will lay out, step by step, how he will help a client meet his or her goals.
“I come in and I give them the workouts and I show them how to do them. Then, I give them my manual of what to do, whether it’s diet and exercise. This is where we’re at.
“This is where you want to be and these are the steps we need to take to get there,” Vandenbroek said.
In addition to exercise instruction, Vandenbroek provides nutritional guidance and refers clients to dietitians when need be.
Vandenbroek also keeps a client on target and motivated to reach his or her goal.
“There is no quick fix to anything, no matter what some gimmick says,” Vandenbroek said. “It takes time and energy. You must stay driven to yourself, motivated and focused.”
In addition to one-on-one training, A Dramatic Change can also set up and assist with corporate wellness programs.
“An insurance broker will go in and say ‘Here’s A to Z, you do this and call me when you’re done.’ … I go in and find out what insurance provider they have and what list of things they need to accomplish,” Vandenbroek said. “Then, I’ll run the weekly weigh-ins, exercise classes and take care of this checklist.”
Vandenbroek has been a certified personal trainer for more than three years and previously worked as a strength therapist and doing rehab for a chiropractor.
Through his experience in the chiropractor’s office, he knows how to correctly work out without injury, Vandenbroek said.
Vandenbroek opened A Dramatic Change in March 2009.
For more information, visit www.adramaticchange.com.