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Do Clients Really Get The Results They Want?

By: Caitlin Gaudreau   This is the burning question we all want to ask our trainers, so I did just that! The short answer is: it depends. According to Trainer Tom, a personal trainer should provide structure, guidance, and accountability, but ultimately it’s up to the individual to put the work in to see results. His ideal is to challenge and support. He fully understands that life happens despite our best intentions, but don’t think he’ll let you off scot-free! While Tom will never judge you for an extra piece of cake or a missed workout session, he will talk it through with you. This is one of the things I’ve loved about my personal training sessions with Tom; through...

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What Do Physiotherapy And Fitness Have In Common? Dave Trought!

By: Caitlin Gaudreau They say the best kind of work relationship is one built on mutual respect, trust, and shared goals. This couldn’t be more true for Trainer Dave Trought and Trainer Tom Lyonette. When asked what brought him to MoveForward Fitness, Dave said “Tom.” They met through a mutual friend and enjoyed hanging out while they played video games. Their talks eventually turned to training, and they quickly realized that they not only shared very similar ideas about fitness, they also had similar goals and aspirations. Tom and Dave’s  friendship quickly became a working relationship as a result. Dave was really into fitness in high school; gym class, health class, sports, anything that related to the human body and...

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Haaaaaaave You Met Paul?

By Caitlin Gaudreau “You can’t be afraid to fail”, “You can accomplish anything you set your mind to”, “I’ve seen the impossible happen”, “Seize your moment”; these are small samplings of motivational phrases that pour from Paul James in a regular conversation. With such amazing positivity, it’s no wonder he found his way into the MoveForward Fitness family! But I went ahead and asked him about his journey anyway. Thomas Lyonette was the main factor that drew Paul to MoveForward Fitness as a trainer. Tom believes an excellent service should educate and empower the clients, which is exactly how Paul views his own training style. He felt Tom possessed leadership qualities that resonated with him, and which he wanted to both work...

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Why Do People Hit A Plateau?

By Caitlin Gaudreau “Motivation will get you started, but motivation comes and goes. It’s your discipline that will keep you going to achieve your goals. Be disciplined.” – Unknown The dreaded plateau—whether that’s weight loss or muscle gain, we all seem to hit that spot in our training where we just can’t seem to make progress. But WHY? I sat down with Trainer Tom to get his thoughts on why people plateau. In short, we hit a plateau when we stop progressively overloading. Take a group fitness class as an example; you join the first class and it kicks your butt, yet you keep coming back. After each class you notice that the pain the next day is less intense....

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Set Your Goals the S.M.A.R.T. Way!

By: Caitlin Gaudreau Here we are—2022. The start of a new year; it’s a time for self reflection and for setting our goals for the year to come. Who better to ask than my trainer, Thomas Lyonette, for advice about setting—and attaining—my goals for 2022! While January is typically hyped as the time to make resolutions, we all know that February is usually when those grandiose plans start to fall by the wayside. The media craze of resolutions at this time of the year definitely adds to the pressure, but all things considered, January is genuinely a great month to set personal goals. You can shake off the dust from the previous year and start fresh with a clean slate....

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