Four Seasons Personal Trainers
At Four Seasons, your Personal Trainer isn’t just a stranger who you spend time with one or two hours a week. Our Personal Trainers are here to coach you through your fitness goals, not only are they here to assist you in improving your physical needs but to help motivate and encourage you! Our Trainers, like much of our staff here, are committed to helping you live an overall healthier lifestyle.
We take the time to pair you with someone who not only fits your schedule but who specializes in the fitness areas you hope to improve. It is even better if we can pair you with someone who has similar interests and characteristics you are looking for in a fitness coach. This series of Trainer Tuesday blogs uses a short Q&A to introduce you to a new Four Seasons Personal Trainer each week. Read about them, get to know them better, say hello in the gym, sign up for a consultation and allow them to become a coach and advocate for your healthier lifestyle!
This week’s featured Personal Trainer: Dan Wakeman!
Q: When did you join the Four Seasons family?
A: I’ve been a Four Seasons member since 2009!
Q: How long have you been training?
A: I’ve been training physically for over 30 years, including 26 years in the Army.
Q: What is your favorite thing about personal training?
A: Teaching truth about fitness and weight loss.
Q: Do you have a favorite personal training memory?
A: It always gives me a good feeling when I see someone putting into practice something that I’ve taught them
Q: What is your training philosophy?
A: Don’t train without using your brain.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in the gym? (Ex. Lift weights, deadlift, run, play racquetball, swim, etc.)
A: My favorite thing to do changes all the time. I think basketball always remains near the top. You get a cardio workout, great leg strengthening from jumps, agility, coordination and teamwork.
Q: What do you do outside of Personal Training?
A: I like to read, hike, bike and movies.
Q: Lastly, why should anyone purchase a Personal Training package?
A: Everyone should take a class at least once with a personal trainer. Not always just for the knowledge, but for someone to check your form when working out. Just the other day one client I had never realized that they had been doing pushups wrong their whole life. Little tidbits of information that trainers have can save a future chronic issue and help you understand how to build muscle and lose weight!