Watch the video below to learn about Aaron Andrus, personal trainer at Great Moves Physical Therapy. Aaron brings not only personal training expertise to Great Moves, but a passion for golf fitness. People who want to learn how to get in better golf shape to improve their game or to prevent injury stand to learn a lot and benefit from Aaron’s services. Check his video out now …
So, I was born and raised up in Slana, Alaska, moved down here to Colorado in 2010. I was pre-physical therapy in Alaska before I came here and then I enrolled into the strength and conditioning program at UCCS. I have a really high passion for fitness and as far as some of the background I have in this field, I did my internship through Max Performance. They do more of athlete development. So, I got to learn from a couple of strength and conditioning coaches that are pretty notable in this community, how effective certain sports specific movements are for athletes: baseball player, hockey player, lacrosse, football, golf.
We had all types of athletes from all types of ages, too, and so I think that I have a lot of experience in those areas as far as how to train an athlete and what type of medallies you’re going to use to train that athlete. More importantly, I think that I get along with athletes very well because I was an athlete and I think that you can see, in the way that I train, is it’s really high for overall development, even in character.
So, I think that’s important, especially working with younger athletes, but even if you’re an older athlete, those are still important assets to have as a trainer and so I try to incorporate that in my method of training. For personal training, what you really want to do as a trainer is be motivational and also hold people accountable. I think that in this industry, you’ll find a lot of personal trainers don’t have the mentality – I’m saying being stern – with your clients as far as holding them accountable to what you’re trying to get their goals to.
A lot of times people will come in and say, “Hey, I want to lose ten pounds in two weeks.” Is that realistic? No, but is it something that you’re going to tell that client that it’s not possible? Absolutely not.
So, I think that you have to find that type of boundary and more importantly for me, I think for personal training, you really want to provide that one-on-one care; make them feel like what you’re doing is more than personal training. Put them through, “Hey, I want you to get on the bench. I want you to do 5 sets of 10 on the bench press.”
So, I think it’s something that you really want to create a relationship with as well. So, right now I’m doing free consults. So, you can contact the front desk here at Great Moves and with the free consult, we go over your goals, whether it’s personal training and you want more strength, power, you want to work on your balance or flexibility a little bit more. Those are things that we can discuss and more importantly, work on the first time you come in with me.
For me, I think that the consult is for me to get to know you and for you to get to know me a little bit better. It’s important for that connection to happen right off the start for us to get something going for you.
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