Personal Training Services at Cavanaugh Fitness in VA Beach
Seeking personal change or enhancement is a commendable endeavor. We enter every potential-client meeting with a reverence for the decision you’ve made to better yourself.
Individual change can be hard, without proper guidance, and many of our clients come to us after wholehearted but failed attempts at self-generated change. We all have the best intentions for 24/7 fitness attention when making our New Year’s resolution or as we head into bathing suit season but those who’ve tried long enough know that sustaining that desire for change is the hard part. Enter the Personal Trainer, an educated, motivated professional with the desire to be your partner in accountability and change generation.
Unfortunately, the title of “personal trainer” is not a protected one. This means that anyone with self-proclaimed fitness expertise can refer to themselves as such. Fortunately for our clients, Cavanaugh Fitness takes legitimate expertise very seriously. Brian Cavanaugh, owner, is both heavily time and topic trained. The tips and professional skill he amassed over his twenty years of time in fitness, combined with the formal trainings (described below) make him an absolute fitness force. He brings this knowledge to every client and non-client interaction. Brian’s expertise is sought by other gym trainers, fitness competitors and general gym clientele daily. Because Brian considers his career to be one of servitude, he happily shares his knowledge with those who seek it. He frequently provides fitness tips on his various social media pages, as well.
Impressively, Brian obtained some of the most sought after certificates and trainings available to a fitness professional. He obtained his Crossfit level 1 trainer certification earlier in his career. The Level 1 Certificate Course educates trainers into crossfit workout methods. The comprehensive class allows for both book and real time learning.
This certification emphasizes correct and safe functional movements and trainees are encouraged to engage with mock students in modeling correct technique. This Crossfit certification also allowed Brian to hone his class conduction skills. While he does not currently teach fitness classes, per-se, he loves to train groups of members who have similar or complimentary fitness goals. This intensive education in group training dynamics allows Brian to conduct safe and efficient group personal training workouts.
Brian’s hunger for learning, lead him to continue on in the Crossfit training spectrum. Soon after receiving his Crossfit 1 certification, he received certification in Crossfit Football. Crossfit Football is a workout program influenced heavily by performance and nutritional habits of former NFL players. The training equips personal trainers with the strength and conditioning knowledge to improve their client’s athletic performance. In training, Crossfit Football trainers, attempt to replicate field or game conditions so that trainees develop good cardiovascular habits for their field play. This program has been sanctioned and approved by top tier athletes and the techniques are used by them regularly to bolster performance. Not a professional athlete or an individual with athletic aspirations? Don’t worry! Brian is trained to incorporate these Crossfit Football practices at any skill level to help you meet your goals.
In an effort to further cultivate his craft, Brian is currently pursing NASM personal trainer certificate. This training model moves beyond exercise and anatomy fundamentals to complex biomechanics. Learning the bodies systems in this intensive away allows for a better understanding of elasticity, balance and cardiovascular workouts. In addition, the NASM training provides learners with education around baseline body assessments , to be conducted before training begins. There is special emphasis on training specialty populations across various age ranges and mobility limitations.
In addition to the experience listed above, Brian pursued a certificate for Adaptive athletic coaching. This certificate educates trainers in safe but effective exercise for individuals with physical limitations or disabilities. Brian and professionals in his close circle recognize that the body’s physical limitations can hinder one’s confidence and independence. In all his training efforts, Brian seeks to combat that and increase confidence that may have been compromised or lost after injury. The modifications he learned and uses, therefore, ensure that the integrity of the exercise is not lost.
Expertise can take a trainer a long way but all rapport with clients is lost if that same trainer (a)does not have an inner zeal for the subject matter or (b)cannot transfer this enthusiasm to others. A big part of what Brian does, and arguable the biggest draw for his returning clients is his evident motivation and enthusiasm for fitness. He cannot hide his love for client progress and his excitement for their skill building. His positive regard for his clients and their goals is so entrenched that even his style of correcting motions is encouraging and motivating.
It is incredible for a trainer to have ideals and values and to hold themselves to a high athletic standard, however, apply this standard uniformly to their client population becomes problematic. The values of individual clients can vary drastically and Brian has and incredible and seemingly effortless way of meeting the client exactly where they are while keeping his eye securely on their desired future. This type of regard and respect from a fitness professional is exactly what keeps clients coming back for more. You may need your body to feel beat up after a work out to feel like you received your money’s worth but your spirit should never be broken. Without exception, after every workout with Brian, you can expect to leave feeling stronger and more motivated than you ever have before.
It should come as no surprise or shock to the reader of this lengthy webpage that working out with a partner is more fun. We feel this and we notice this daily, when it seems impossible to make it to our Bikram yoga class at 4 pm because of “all of the work” you have to do, until three of your friends decide to accompany you. With friends in tow, yoga suddenly takes priority. Sweating out your hair in 104 degree temperature yoga is suddenly “fun.” Company, someone to share the torture with, is one (often underestimated) benefit of hiring a personal trainer. And Brian is the best kind of company to have. One quality that makes Brian unique among trainers is his genuine curiosity in topics other than fitness. So whether your professional life is behind a computer or in a trash truck, Brian will listen along and inquire as you unload the ongoings of your work day on him.
Trainer as a accountability partner gets you to the gym and may even get you talking but some of the other benefits are better document (through academic research) and even more astounding. Recent studies performed by the society of behavioral medicine have found that partnering with a fitness person who you value as “better” than you, leads to a TWO HUNDRED percent increase in the effort (intensity and length of workout) that you yield. Further, studies that replicated the conditions mentioned above, found that this partner effect did not die out overtime but did dwindle once the partner was removed from the equation. Point blank: having a professional partnered with you on workouts causes you to work harder and longer than you would alone. That translates to faster more satisfying fitness results.
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You landed on this page today because you are looking to improve something in your fitness or life. We at Cavanaugh Fitness are seasoned and top-rated physical fitness professionals who seek to make you an expert on your own wellness. Call us today for a free consultation.