Germain CraddockVerified 1 Review
Helping clients transform their lives gives Germain a sense of accomplishment like no other. Regardless of the magnitude, he thrives off being a guiding hand along the journey.
Throughout his youth, Germain was a lifelong admirer and player of soccer. During his junior year of high school, he sustained an injury that would ultimately thwart his aspirations to play soccer professionally. After undergoing a transplant for his knee, Germain went on North Carolina State University where he would complete his Bachelors in Materials Science Engineering.
Upon arriving at college his desire to be active and push himself physically still burned strong. However, without the ability to play soccer anymore he took it upon himself to uncover how he could reintroduce physical exercise to his day-to-day life.
This reintroduction lead Germain to become a certified personal trainer during his freshman year of college, where he would go on to start his own business, Exalted Vigour Athletics. At Exalted Vigour Athletics Germain specializes in online personal training and complete client immersion into leading a healthy and active lifestyle.
Germain strives to help his clients develop lifelong habits of health and fitness that give them the tools they need to realize their goals.
My favorite client story
When I was in college I had a client that was looking to keep up with his children as they were both young and active.
He grew up playing Baseball and played at the collegiate level but upon graduating college his devotion to athletics turned into his devotion to be a husband, father, and educator.
Throughout our time together he grew into his own with respect to his nutrition and adding more activity in his life.
After about 4 months of training, we journey back to the scale to see what changes had resulted in our time together.
Thankfully, we did not just measure his weight but focused more so on his body composition because when he hopped on the scale he had lost only a net of 2 pounds. However, in reality, in 4 months he was able to lose 19 pounds of fat and gained 17 pounds of muscle.
My favorite exercise
I am by no means the biggest meathead in the gym. However, I love to be strong relative to my bodyweight. Making weighted pull-ups by far my favorite exercise.
My most recent max has been 4 weighted pull-ups with 90 pounds attached at a body weight of 150 pounds.
My favorite quote
Time and tide wait for no man.
My training philosophy
I am a strong believer in making health and fitness work for your lifestyle not forcing my clients to abide by one stringent routine/diet.
No two individuals are exactly the same and by finding a way to make health and fitness enjoyable we can turn your goals into achievements rather than another New Years Resolution.
My training experience
I have been a personal trainer for 5+ years.
I am a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) and have been responsible for teaching the NASM and ACE certified personal trainer course when I was an undergrad.
I went on to start up my own online personal training business Exalted Vigour Athletics and have been building that business along with my in-person training business for the past two years.
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
FMS Level 1, CPR/AED/First Aid
BS in Materials Science and Engineering
Who I Especially Like Working With
Germain and Exalted Vigour Athletics (EVA) helped me burst through many plateaus. Doing the Hollywood physique coaching program I saw many changes in strength gains and muscle size. The weekly workout program is easy to follow as the program also comes with an easy way to track your workouts. The Exalted Vigour staff was easy to reach for help or questions I had. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone wanting to increase muscle size or get back in shape.
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