How to Find the Best Personal Trainer for You

  • By Nick Poggi
  • 5 years ago

How to Find the Best Personal Trainer for You

In recent years, the personal training profession has skyrocketed. You can walk in to just about any gym and find it packed with personal trainers ecstatically awaiting for your business. At the same time, we have all heard horror stories about friends or family hiring trainers that pushed too hard, talked too much, or caused injury.  So how do you find that perfect trainer who is going to be safe, effective, and help you to ultimately reach your goals?? The Golden Door fitness team has come up with three tips to help you out.

1) Communication: talking vs. listening

The reason we hire a personal trainer is to guide us towards our fitness goals. Ultimately, they are YOUR goals. Make sure the fitness professional you hire does not create a set of his/her own goals for you.  If you are paying someone to help you improve your running ability, make sure they are enthusiastic about cardio, and not just handing you weights.

2) Â Resume: Before hiring a trainer, ask to see their resume and certifications

It is so important to find a personal trainer that did not earn their certifications over a quick week workshop . Remember you are putting your health and well-being in their hands.


Look for these credits in their resume:

a.  A college degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, sports medicine, or any fitness related field is the immensely important because it ensures at least 4 years of training.

b.  These are some of the highly accredited certification programs to look for:

      1. NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
      2. ACSM  (American College of Sports Medicine)
      3. ACE Â Ã‚ Ã‚  (American Council on Exercise)
      4. NSCA  (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
      5. ISSA Â  (International Sports Science Association)


3) Â Reliability and Professionalism

After spending many hours working together, undoubtedly you will become very friendly with your trainer. Just make sure that they never forget that this is a business relationship. Holding them accountable for showing up on time for sessions, making sure that talking isn’t taking the place of repetitions and ensuring that you have their undivided attention at all times during your session is a great way to preserve professionalism and improve results.



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Shaman Week

  • By Golden Door
  • 5 months ago

Shaman Week

April 14th-21st

Experience one of the most ancient and sacred healing traditions known to mankind in the form of gatherings and beautiful ceremonies. Passed down from the lineage of the Inca Shamans of Peru, you will be able to participate in classes, ceremonies and healing sessions for a multi-dimensional experience that allows the shaman to facilitate a clearing of imbalances in order to align with your sacred destiny.

Shaman Dani Burling

Dani Burling, Golden Door Shaman has studied the healing arts for the past 25 years. Her journey began as a Registered Nutritionist, Herbalist and Iridologist. She began to explore the world of energy and became a Reiki Master, Advanced Thetahealer and a Clinically Certified Hypnotherapist. But it wasn’t until Dani met a shaman 15 years ago that she began to find the puzzle pieces to a healthy, energetic and prosperous life. She has taught the powerful healing wisdom of the shaman for the past nine years.

In addition to your fully-inclusive program, the following classes will be offered:
  • Meet & Greet with Shaman
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Class: Balancing Your Chakras for Your Destiny
  • Evening Program: Rituals of Rest with Jill
  • Class: Discovering The Answers in Your Subconscious
  • Evening Program: Breathwork with Danielle Hering
  • Class: Clearing Your Past ~ Shaman Ceremony
  • Class: Discovering Your Power Animal
  • Evening Program: Sound Journey with Kerem Brulee
  • Closing Ceremony: Shaman Blessing to Create Your Dreams
Private One-on-One Sessions with Dani Burling*

*Available by appointment

And So Much More…
<<Book Your Shaman Week Now>>
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Healthy Hummus

  • By Golden Door
  • 5 months ago

Healthy Hummus

Research has linked hummus and its ingredients to a variety of impressive health benefits, including helping fight inflammation, improving blood sugar control, better digestive health, lower heart disease risk and weight loss.

Add hummus to your diet by following the recipe below — it’s incredibly easy to make and takes fewer than ten minutes.

Hummus is a super simple, healthy and delicious addition to your diet. Happy snacking!

Click Here for Golden Door Hummus Recipe

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