Home Personal Training Georgetown MA

Betsy A. is reaping the benefits of weekly sessions with her home personal trainer.

home personal trainer georgetown ma

If you're looking for a home personal trainer in Georgetown MA, Home Bodies may just be the perfect fit for you! Let's hear from Betsy. She has been using our services since 2013.

"I’ve never had a trainer before, but I recently decided I needed one. I’ve had a number of surgeries over the years, but after the last two—for a torn rotator cuff and an arthritic knee—I didn’t bounce back the way I used to. I’ve always been very active, and I didn’t want to lose that. I’d like to remain independent as I age and be able to continue the gardening and landscaping activities that I love. In the past, I used exercise tapes and a recumbent bike at home, and that seemed enough at the time. But I remained so weak after my last surgeries that I realized I needed professional help to get back to where I used to be.

     Between my full-time job and long commute, I don’t have time to go to the gym, plus I prefer to exercise in private. Having a trainer come to my house seemed like an ideal solution, so I went online and found Home Bodies. I really liked all the information I saw on homeexercisecoach.com, and I contacted Gina.

    One of my primary objectives was to regain my strength. I particularly wanted to be able to navigate stairs the way I used to and build stamina. I am also at the age where I really can’t take risks with my health anymore. And I knew that losing weight should help my bad knees, so that was a goal, too. I was pleased to find that I could fit Gina’s program in from 5:30 to 6:00 am, which is pretty much all the time I have on workdays for formal exercise. I work out on my own Monday through Thursday morning—using a program customized specifically for me—and Gina checks in with me on Thursday evening, so I get to take Friday through Sunday off. Gina adjusts my form to make sure I get the most out of the exercises. I now realize that I probably had terrible form when I exercised on my own all those years.

     Working with Gina has also helped me change my eating habits. I didn’t want a formal diet designed for me, but we have chats about nutrition, and she gives me useful advice. For instance, I already had a good idea of how I should be eating, but Gina pointed out that I should also focus on my protein intake, which I hadn’t known was important for weight loss.

I’ve lost 22 lbs. since January, which I’m very happy with because I’ve accomplished it at a healthy, steady rate.

I do indulge now and then, but I always go right back to my healthy patterns. It really doesn’t feel onerous. I still eat a little chocolate almost every day, so I can’t say I feel deprived. What’s really great is that for the first time in my life, I’m confident I won’t gain the weight back—although I know the only way to do that is to keep on exercising!

     I’ve been telling all my friends how happy I am working with Gina, and now some of them are ready to sign up, too. Even an older friend, who’s been having trouble getting out of a chair, is interested in starting a training program. Working with a trainer on a regular basis has made all the difference for me, and I know it can help others. It certainly makes it easier to stay motivated.

     I live in Georgetown, MA but I grew up in rural New Jersey. I’m a financial writer (which unfortunately means I’m sitting most of the day). My passions include gardening, reading and artistic projects when I have the time for them. I love nature, including birds and insects, and I even have a fishpond in my yard to add to the enjoyment. Part of my reason for hiring Gina when I did is that I’m planning a trip to Iceland in June, with plenty of physical activity. I’ll be traveling with my 30-year-old niece, who does triathlons, and I don’t want to slow us down."

We are so proud of your efforts, Betsy! Keep up the great work!

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