Every personal trainer has their own style of training. Since I don’t stick to the traditional gym atmosphere stocked with rows of fancy equipment, I like to get creative with my workouts for all of my clients. The human body was designed to move every day, but will quickly adapt to the same routine, which is why creativity (with safety in mind) is crucial for success. I am constantly trying to improve my own style and love when I discover something new.

You must continuously take yourself out of your comfort zone in order to make progress in your workouts.


My training style consists of a mixture of bodybuilding routines, Crossfit exercises, use of the agility ladder, Olympic rings, pull up and dip bars, classic calisthenics, barbells and dumbbells, medicine balls, kettlebells, with my own twist on things to further enrich the workouts. I think exercise should be fun and extremely rewarding, you should discover something new about yourself after each workout. I am a firm believer that every session should count for something and bring you one step closer to reaching your goals. I think that’s the best reason to have a personal trainer, all of the guess work is removed and you have a distinct path to follow that will bring you the results you desire. There is so much information out there these days that it’s hard to sift through the marketing ploys and figure out what the hell is going on.

One of the most important things to understand is that your body will quickly adapt to the same routine, so you must constantly strive to take yourself out of your comfort zone in order to improve. This doesn’t mean you have to kill yourself and live with crippling soreness after each workout, but you should search for your weaknesses, give them priority and in addition to doing the exercises you like- include the ones you dislike in equal proportion. This may be difficult at first, but soon those detested movements will become familiar and thus more appreciated as you master each one and witness the amazing results they bring you.

My point is that you should experiment with different things, even if they don’t seem to be your style at first. Take yourself out of your comfort zone and discover something new. I guarantee that in doing so, you will be that much closer to reaching- or possibly surpassing your original goals.

To learn more about my style of fitness and private personal training, click the “Contact Me” link at the top or bottom of the page or give me a call at 907-332-0106. Thank you, and I encourage you to leave any comments or questions below.

Article by Stephanie Figarelle, Owner, Figarelle’s Fitness