Thank you for your interest in personal training and/or nutrition consulting at the CBMW. We are confident that your experience will provide the motivation, information, structure, and support you need to reach your wellness goals. Our certified personal trainers are here to help you get and stay motivated, giving you new ideas, exercises, and information that will allow you to make measurable progress and attain your wellness goals. When you decide to work with our certified wellness professionals, you make a great investment in your health.
Personal training and/or nutrition consulting is a way to define your fitness goals around what your body needs. It’s a way to stay accountable to your personal goals whether they involve improvement in cardiovascular function, increase in strength, balance or flexibility, weight management, energy return or other areas of focus. Your trainer will create a personalized program based on your goals.
Throughout the years of failed diets and wasted money by grossly improperly informed consumers, one non-negotiable tenet of biology has remained: you must engage in healthy habits of energizing your body for its daily activities with the appropriate types of nutrients in the appropriate amounts in order to live healthily and be healthy.
Facilitated by our nationally certified trainers and wellness professionals, you will lose fat pounds through a healthy change in consumption and prudent, individualized exercise recommendations. Through consultation and body composition analysis you will learn how to efficiently combine diet and exercise for a lifetime of healthy success. Setting healthy goals and time frames to achieve these goals will be paramount in this safe, and empowering learning environment.
As you embark on your journey towards health and wellness, please remember:
*Introductory 60-minute 5-pack (new clients only): only $225
Single session: $65
3-pack: $192 (Save $3)
5-pack: $312 (Save $13)
10-pack: $600 (Save $50)
20-pack: $1,100 (Save $200)
Single session: $55
12-Pack: $600 (Save $60)
What should I expect the first time I meet with a trainer/nutrition consultant?
Your trainer will learn about you and what you hope to accomplish. They will explore your exercise and health history and discuss with you any injuries or medical conditions that might have an effect on your training or nutrition consulting approach. With this information, they’ll begin developing your exercise program or healthy eating framework, starting with an assessment.
What can I expect to be instructed in during my session?
Exercise and healthy eating should be fun and we want your personal training/nutrition consulting experience to be both beneficial and a good time. Our trainers and nutrition consultants focus on the main components of physical fitness: balance, stability, flexibility, cardiovascular exercise, strength training and the basic components of nutrition and healthy eating approaches. In a relaxed, welcoming environment, trainers will balance these seven components to help you meet your goals.
What are the certifications, credentials, and backgrounds of CBMW personal trainers/nutrition consultants?
As a minimum, our trainers/nutrition consultants hold at least one nationally recognized certification (ACE, AFAA, NASM, ACSM, NSCA, etc.) in addition to successful completion of a BS in exercise science or related field from an accredited college or university, therefore demonstrating appropriate levels of knowledge in the field of health and wellness and exercise science. In addition, the majority of our trainers/nutrition consultants have additional certifications related to specific populations. Each year they acquire continuing education credits to maintain these certifications.
What if I have a special health condition or medical concern that may impact my program?
We are a medically-based wellness facility and as such, we intentionally connect with our client’s medical team to gain helpful information in safely and effectively designing progressive and measurable programs for our clients. Our trainers’/nutrition consultant's knowledge base and breadth of experience, combined with our clinical setting (physical therapy) allow us to cater to: those transitioning from physical therapy of any type; pre-/post-rehabilitation; those with cardiac/pulmonary issues; those with Parkinson’s; post-stroke; post-traumatic/acquired brain injury patients; those with peripheral neuropathy; those with diagnosed or undiagnosed vestibular and balance issues, with or without fall risk; those with chronic disease and athletes looking to gain strength. Our trainers/nutrition consultants will work closely with your relevant health professionals to ensure that your program is safe and effective.
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Andrew Walker, BS, ACE-CPT
Andrew received his bachelor’s of science in kinesiology from Gordon College in 2001 after completing an internship at Orthopedics Plus, a private practice physical therapy clinic, where he was hired as an exercise physiologist after graduation. There, he had the privilege of rehabilitating spinal injuries, sports injuries, joint replacements, pre-surgical candidates, post-operative patients as well as pathology of the upper and lower extremities. To expand his knowledge base and skill set, he became certified by the American Council on Exercise in 2003 as a personal trainer. He trained clients at Gordon College’s Bennett Center for three years while continuing at Orthopedics Plus. In 2007 he became a part of the YMCA management team and worked in various leadership capacities within the YMCA for 10 years, most recently as the branch executive director at the Exeter Area YMCA in New Hampshire. Andrew transitioned back to his alma mater and the Center for Balance Mobility and Wellness in 2017, where he utilizes his experience and skill to provide high-quality programming, in-depth wellness services and an excellent fitness and wellness experience for all CBMW members and the surrounding community it serves.
Jennifer Bradford, BA
Jen is passionate about working with people, sports and exercising. She graduated from Springfield College with a BA and played four years on the Women’s Lacrosse team. Jen’s first experience with Gordon was 25 years ago as she helped start the women’s lacrosse program. She is excited to see how well the program is doing today!
In 2013 Jen became a certified Personal Fitness Trainer through nationally recognized World’s Instructor Training School (WITS). She works in private one-on-one, two-on-one training sessions in addition to small group specialty training. She is a certified Senior Fit (AAHF), Mat Pilates (SCW, ACE) and Tai Chi instructor.
Jen desires to help her clients to make the most out of every session and strives to help her clients achieve their fitness & wellness goals. She is a compassionate trainer and looks to see the whole person; spirit, mind and body. Jen will provide her clients with guidance and support in developing and maintaining a more physically active lifestyle. She will help improve function and will explore interesting physical activity options to optimize health, function, and fitness.
Jen lives in Beverly with her husband, Rob and their three young adult children; Taylor, Riley, Colby and their favorite pup Chewy! Jen is grateful to live in a beautiful area where she can enjoy the outdoors with her family, friends and dog!
Sara Twombly, BS
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