About Greg Collier
As a Certified Fitness Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist, I provide quality physical training, massage therapy treatments and individualized meal planning for all types of people. I can create and personalize a strategic training regiment that can fit your needs, whether it be for weight loss, weight gain, muscle relaxation, or just to lead a healthier lifestyle. Along side a customized training schedule, I can create, incorporate and monitor an independent meal plan that fits your health and fitness goals, as well as a therapeutic massage treatment plan. My precise detail to fitness training and massage therapy, as well as my skillful knowledge of healthy meal planning and nutritional therapy puts me a level above all the rest. What I enjoy most about my job is helping to facilitate healthy lifestyle changes. My job allows me to help you reach your goals together. Throughout the entire process, I get to be there to celebrate successes, encourage you when you need encouragement, push you mentally and physically to achieve the unthinkable, and making the unimaginable imaginable. Many people come to me when they have reached their breaking point, resulting in a loss of hope and faith in themselves. Together, we create a program that strengthens one's mind, courage, determination and lifestyle for the better. My job gives me the ability to witness and experience these emotional journeys with each client, allowing me stay humble, passionate, and enthusiastic about my career.
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My initial consultation is free, it includes a detailed assessment and body analysis. We visit on eating strategy and discuss goal setting and expectations of your fitness plan. Next , we assess muscle imbalances and do an upper body assessment, lower body assessment and lastly a cardiovascular assessment. This process takes 3 separate 30 to 45 minutes sessions. After these assessment are done we visit on plans , scheduling and availability. The cost is 65.00 for an individual session, 55.00 for 8 sessions and 48.00 for 12. I offer couple and small group training and a reduced session price. I offer a 15 percent discount for Active Duty and retired service personnel. All sessions come with free 24 hours assess to my Gym, weekly measurements and evaluation session. We discuss goal setting and make adjustments to meal planning to ensure maximum progress.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When meeting a new customer, I first like to sit down with them and talk about his/her goals, desires and aspirations. Speaking with new clients is important because one's personal and daily life can play a huge part in his/her success. Next, we focus the conversation towards creating a healthy meal plan that fits his/her lifestyle and helps one achieve their goals quickly and efficiently. Once a plan has been produced, I continue constant communication and feedback, and schedule weekly meetings for questions, concerns, revisions, weight check and an overall check-up to see how the results are progressing. With constant supervision and a guaranteed committed, goal oriented client, success with always be achieved.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Master Fitness Trainer, NASM -CPT, CES, SNS and Licensed Massage Therapist (specializing in repetitive injury therapy)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I served as the Weight Control and PT NCO for over 10 of my 20 year Army career. I developed a passion for helping people achieve their fitness or weight goals .
What types of customers have you worked with?
First and foremost, anyone can achieve his/her goal through perseverance, consistency and commitment. I have helped all types of people make their dreams reality, from hard working business men who are looking to drop a few pounds, to hard working moms who want to lose their "baby weight" after raising a family, to the over weight individual who is on the brink of diabetes, high blood pressure and other risky health conditions caused by unhealthy choices. However,each person had one aspect in common: to become the best person that they can be. If you think that you have the desire to be a better you, this is the program for you.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently helped a 34 year old male who thought he was doing everything right. He was eating "healthy" in his mind and working out in the gym 3-4 days a week. He noticed that he just wasn't seeing the results that he truly wanted to see. At the end of September, he began a 12 week program to help change his body. With this program, he had to be fully committed to change. This meant that he had to sacrifice many things that he loved to do. He looks forward to watching football with his friends, eating junk food at tailgate parties, drinking alcohol, and just enjoying everything that the social gathers include. He had to change his mindset to a healthier version of his old self. Now, he still continues to attend these events, but they look much different. He prepares his meals in advance and brings them to the parties and he cuts out the alcohol and drinks water. Although this may not be the "ideal" tailgate party, he realized that a change needed to be made and the sacrifice of food and fun now will pay off in the long run. He still enjoys gatherings and social functions, but they are experienced differently. So far to date, he has lost about 40 pounds. Through proper eating, weight training, and commitment, he has made a change for the better. This change can be you. You can be a better you, it all beings with proper diet, exercise and dedication.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My number one piece of advice would be to find someone who you feel can hold you accountable, responsible, and motivate you to be the best person you can be, physically and emotionally. During this process, there will be times that you want to give up. You will want to quit, throw in the towel, and just continue on the path of "easy" destruction. You have to build a relationship with someone who will tell you what you don't want to hear, push you until you think you can not go any longer, and make you value and respect yourself to the highest of standards. You deserve the best, so find a provider who will reflect your worth.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Here are some questions that I feel are important to ask before making a decision on selecting a professional to help you through your journey:
1. Does this person motivate and encourage me to be a better individual, for myself and for others?
2. Does this person have the personal experience and credentials to support my goals?
3. Am I fully committed to a lifestyle change, not a fad diet?
4. Can I be held accountable for my actions?
5. Am I willing to sacrifice everything and anything for the results that I want, no matter what the cost?
6. Am I prepared to accept defeat at times, but willing to overcome them through perseverance and dedication? 7. Are you able to be open minded about change?
8. Can you surround yourself with positive energy and individuals and focus solely on your health and fitness?
9. Are you able to fully communicate truthfully, honestly and freely with yourself and your mentor?
10. Are you ready to work and leave your excuses behind you?