More and more people who want to stay fit, and keep their weight under control, are willing to pay for it. In this week's Eye on Health, Carla Burbidge tells us about the popularity of personal training.
Kim Newman is a regular client at Ask Fitness, which is located in North Minot. Instead of going to a class, or exercising on her own, she has a personal trainer guide her through a work-out.
(Kim Newman, Exerciser) "I give up easily, they keep pushing me."
This fitness approach has worked great for Kim, she has lost 65 pounds in the past two years.
It used to be that personal trainers only trained athletes, but these days anybody who wants to sign up and pay the fee can get a personalized work-out. At Ask, they have three full time and two part time, certified personal trainers and they are busy.
(Craig Kraft, Ask Fitness) "The fitness industry is one of the few that continues to grow, people realize how important their health is."
(Samantha Byrans, Trainer) "Our personal training has sky rocked, which we love, hope it keeps growing."
The personal trainers see people from all walks of life - but people with the same goal of transforming their bodies, becoming healthy and improving their lives.
(Craig Kraft, Ask Fitness) "Its your life, and they realize that their health is worth it."
(Samantha Byrans, Trainer) "We love to see the change in people, and help make their life better."
Kim says her personal trainer has enabled her to stay focused and on-track. She plans to continue her fitness journey, and hopes to lose a few more pounds. For Eye on Health I'm Carla Burbidge.