Tracy JamesVerified 1 Review
I discovered the importance of fitness in college when I started walking to relieve stress. In time this progressed to running as well as taking group classes and strength training, finding a balance of strength, endurance and flexibility training. I saw the positive impact in both my mental and physical health and, after working for a few years as an artist, I realized I wanted to make fitness my profession. I took an intensive course at UCLA to learn how to be a personal trainer that covered everything from proper form techniques to integrating smart eating habits to designing training programs that are specific to varying goals. In addition to being a personal training, I'm also a certified dog trainer and love combining these two passions in workout classes people can take with their dogs.
I've had clients of all ages, body types and fitness levels, all with one thing in common: the desire to live a healthier lifestyle in order to reach their fitness goals. Their motivations have ranged from wanting to feel and function better on a day to day basis, be leaner (more toned), gain muscle, and build endurance to complete an athletic goal, like a marathon. My client's goals have and can include: • Weight Loss • Strength Training • Toning and Firming • Improving Flexibility • Core Training • Aerobic Conditioning • Injury Rehabilitation
The first step when starting a new client is to complete a complimentary consultation over the phone. This allows me to answer any questions they may have about me/my services, and gives me the opportunity to understand their health, fitness goals, and injury history. It also helps us see if we are a good match (style, schedule, etc). From here we schedule an in-person consultation so I can assess their current fitness level, discuss eating habits, and guide them through a free first 30 minute workout. I'll use all of this information to create a personalized plan that will slowly build in intensity as we solidify good form and get acclimated to the exercise program.
I'm a mobile trainer, so I can meet you at your home, a park, or any outdoor area you prefer (I provide all necessary equipment).
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Cross Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED/First Aid, ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor, ABC Certified Dog Trainer
BFA in Animation from SCAD
Who I Especially Like Working With
Brides-to-be, LGBTQIA, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Depression, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Obesity
Tracy is such a great trainer. I have taken classes with her for a while now and they are always a lot of fun, and give me a thorough workout. I get to workout with my dog too, which is the absolute best!