Professional supervision, nutrition important, professional trainer advises

In his 27 years as a personal trainer, Bill Moore has seen people repeat two mistakes in their fitness plans: too little attention to nutrition and too much exercising that leads to boredom, burnout or injury.

The newly popular Crossfit training, for example, can lead to overuse injuries if exercise routines aren’t supervised by a professional, Moore said.

“Sometimes, people come to do a month with us to get unstuck,” he said.

Moore owns a private studio called Personal Fitness, on Trindle Road in Camp Hill. He refers to it as a “scaled-down gym” that works with clients on an appointments-only basis.

“It holds people accountable in a private setting,” Moore said.

Three trainers work mostly one-on-one with clients, many of whom are baby boomers. Focuses include weight loss, post-rehab training and nutrition.

Training sessions involve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular exercises.

“These are people who want to feel better, look better,” said Moore, who has a degree in exercise science from Shippensburg University.

Moore described his niche as high-level executives and business owners, particularly those who want to work out regularly before the workday begins.

Working out with a trainer is beneficial because a professional should know the right order and number of exercises needed to achieve results, he said.

Personal Fitness conducts free consultations with potential clients to assess their needs, and no contracts are required. Thirty-minute sessions cost $35 to $70 depending on the trainer.

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