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For Bill Trimble, Understanding His Fitness Clients’ Needs Is Most Important

For Bill Trimble, proprietor of BT Fitness Rescue, physical fitness was clearly a calling. With a diverse academic and professional background, Bill never strayed far from his love of training, whether in high school sports, children’s fitness, group training sessions or senior adult fitness.

Bill, a fitness coach, started personal training in Miami, working mainly in large gyms with a varied clientele. This gave him extensive experience that he brought with him to New York, at which time he began training in both high-end and commercial gyms. Finally, in 2005, he branched out on his own, training clients on both the east and west sides of Manhattan.

Today, Bill trains people of all ages, “from 6 years old to people in their 90s,” he said. “I work with at-home moms, children and seniors—really, people of any age.”

His fitness philosophy is simple: train the person with whom you are working. He believes “you have to train the individual, using your skills and talents to train based on their personal needs.”

With a master’s degree in physical education, health and teaching, Bill is well-equipped to share his fitness knowledge with others. He also understands that it is vital for him to stay “at the top of my game within this field” by keeping himself abreast of the latest fitness techniques, attending seminars and continually educating himself on the body and its kinetics, and he is confident this is the way to best help and bring results to his clients.

To that end, he brings to his clients experience not just from classroom lectures and training, but from his own work in both large and small gyms, from small group training to couples training to individual training and more. What he has learned is that “motivation is different from one person to another, and you have to try whatever you can to get your client moving.”

Bill focuses his training on the whole body, not just one or two areas. “It is important to maintain muscle, because after age 25 we all lose muscle mass,” he said. “I train clients to help keep up their energy, muscle and bone density, because you lose all of those as you age; you always need to have balance in the body.”

Bill pointed out that it is important to take note of clients’ preexisting physical conditions and plan their workouts accordingly. “People have back issues, knee issues, wrist or shoulder issues,” he said. “I have to be careful with their workout plans so that I help and don’t make anything worse.”

He gave an example of a client who he has been training for three years. This gentleman only works out twice weekly, yet when he clocks his time in the run/bike/swim event in which he participates annually, he has seen improvement each year. “This just shows that training works,” Bill noted.

Bill is available to train people in their homes or in the gym in his own garage. He will bring bands of different resistance levels, kettlebells, boxing gloves and Bosu balls to his clients’ homes, and has a functional gym at his own home where he currently trains about 10 of his clients.

BT Fitness Rescue provides sports specific training; speed and agility training and injury prevention; functional training; couple, one-on-one, and small-group programs; TRX, rope and kettlebell training; and nutritional guidance. Bill designs fitness programs for each individual client based on their goals and starting skill and fitness level. While he is not a licensed nutritionist, Bill Trimble does offer nutritional guidance and provides recommendations and referrals as needed.

To Bill Trimble, the most important thing in personal training is connecting with his clients. “Chemistry and connection are as important as training skills,” he said. “I work best when I can connect with people.”

For more information, or to schedule a free initial assessment and introductory workout, please contact Bill at 917-747-6885 or [email protected]. Visit his Facebook page at https:www.facebook.com/bill.trimble.754.

By Jill Kirsch

 

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