in studio personal training
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my movement philosophy
your movement should feel good
i’m going to give you the fluffless, real talk, honest secret sauce right out of the gates...you ready? ok, here it is: there is NO right or wrong. there is no one size fits all in movement, wellness, or fitness. there is no universal balance. there is no magic routine or equation that you've been missing out on. there is no ‘easy road’ or shortcut. there isn’t even a ‘BEST PERSONAL TRAINER’...
well. jeez. ok. so how do you know the best, most efficient, most effective, most amazing way to MOVE?!
i got you - here it is:
find the ultimate way you like to move. get curious about your energy and how frequent your movement should be to FEEL the best mentally, physically, and energetically. find your ideal support system (is it a personal trainer? is it weekly gym dates with a friend? is it group classes?) and lastly, continue to reevaluate these things OFTEN and adjust when necessary.
movement is personal. movement is individual. movement isn’t always easy.
but it should always feel good and enhance your life.
my training style
your body is your guide - listen up
i’ll start with what you won't find here:
weigh ins. before/after photos. BMI focus. body measurements. calorie tracking. focus on weight loss. 'burn it to earn it' or ‘sweating for the insert event’.
we move to FEEL GOOD and FIND OUR POWER and TAKE UP SPACE!
ok, still with me? good.
i’m a firm believer that you won’t stick with something you don’t enjoy - we’ll focus on getting curious about what movement you already like. what are your goals. what is missing from your current routine. what are your biggest motivators. what are your largest boundaries or hurdles. what makes you feel strong and empowered…and then…
...we move! we’ll build a program that is equal parts functional (enhances your everyday movement demands), strength oriented, and FUN!
through repetition, strategic progression, and working to learn the way your body & mind process the work (and listening to that!), you’re going to CRUSH those goals and i will be your #1 cheerleader all the way!
where i've been & where i am
i've been exploring allll the ways to move my body since my dad forced me into skis at age 2! although the winter sports never stuck for this lifelong (so far!) vermonter, finding ways to have fun with movement did - thanks dad! i guess it wouldn't be fair not to thank my mom, too...she was an aerobics instructor in the 80's and continued to take classes with baby me in her tummy.
i have been the zumba, running, elliptical cardio queen. i have lifted really heavy. i have lifted really light. i have worked out 7 days a week, afraid to take a rest day. i have taken a year off. i have had many PR's and injuries.
and the big truth is, like many, i have struggled with my body image at different points in my life. i've had unhealthy exercise and eating patterns. i've focused heavily on the size of my pants.
in the last couple of years i've done a heck of a lot of work to find freedom in my body and mind and i'd love to share this space with you!
Group Fitness Instructor - 2018
NASM CPT (certified personal trainer) - 2019
NASM BCS (behavior change specialist) - 2021
NASM CES (corrective exercise specialist) - 2022
photos by: owl's iris photography
so, how'd we do? you in?
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
When I first started training with Hilary I had tendonitis in both knees. I could barley walk let alone go up and downstairs. We slowly worked on strengthening the correct muscles and now I am not only doing stairs but I am also squatting with a 25lb weight! This makes life 10000xs easier!!!
I treasure my weekly sessions with Hilary. (Yes, I strength train just once a week and still find myself getting stronger- whether it’s an increase in reps and/or weights during a session, or the ease of everyday activities like picking up a heavy item around the house and climbing stairs.)
I’d had an injury that had plagued me the last several years and made me reluctant to push myself while working out on my own and causing more pain. I discussed this with Hilary before starting training and she reassured me that we would start slow. And that’s just what we did; we’ve worked steadily and I no longer have the pain. It’s been such a relief to get past this pain and no longer feel stuck.