"Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough you must do."
- Bruce Lee
Why personal fitness training?
People love to move and they love to physically challenge themselves given the opportunity. They also love
to be healthy and strong enough to perform activities of daily life with less injury and stress to their bodies.
In today's technologically driven world its more challenging than ever for people to find time to get ample
amount of exercise and when many do find themselves in physically challenging positions, they find they
aren't prepared well enough for them. Strength training and conditioning helps to prepare people for both
planned and unplanned life events.
Lowcountry Rolfing sees the value in structured exercise training in order to address a variety of needs. Noel brings a broad range of skills to the table in order to help people reach their goals based on his experience training for health, function, athletics, and aesthetics. The main mission for any training though is help people reach their full movement potential.
What to expect during a training session?
Before beginning a program you'll be asked to complete a health intake form. The first training session is set up to gather more information about your current health and fitness so it will be composed of a number of assessments. After reviewing the health intake form Noel will talk to you about your needs and goals as far as exercise is concerned. Clients are then guided through a dynamic warm up designed to improve the client's ability to perform certain movements during the workout portion of the session which follows. The client is then coached through a workout designed for helping the client reach specific fitness goals. The session ends with a 5-10 minute cool down that may involve assisted stretching so as to ensure the client gets the most benefit out of their cool down time.
How should I prepare for the session?
Since every session may be physically demanding it is important that the client come properly fueled and hydrated. It is generally recommended that the client consume at least 16oz of water no later than an hour before activity. Clients are encouraged to continue drinking water throughout the workout and another 16oz upon completion. Some amount of fat, protein, and carbohydrates are also essential to have in the system before activity and it is generally recommended that the client have some meal or snack no later than 1-2 hours before activity. The client should also have a replenishing light meal or shake immediately after the workout so as to ensure quicker recovery, reduce muscle soreness or breakdown, and have energy to meet the demands of the rest of the day. Lack of fluids and calories while completing an exercise program may lead to problems such as dizziness, nausea, weakness, fatigue, injury, and in extreme cases muscular atrophy. Clients should consider bringing their own water bottles, shakes, and meals.
Clients should come prepared to move and sweat meaning its preferred they wear clothes that accommodate such activity. Exemplar Fitness provides showers and locker rooms which allow for bringing a change of clothes.
What are the costs?
Sessions are $75.00 for an hour training session. Half-hour sessions are also available at $45.00 per session. Private group training sessions (2-6 people) are also available for $40.00 per person/per an hour.
Training and Experience:
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification, NSCA
Kettle Bell Instructor Certification Lv. 1, CrossFit
Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM
Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM
Functional Movement Screen Specialist Lv. 1, FMS
Group Fitness, ACE
Black Belt in Zanshindo, Beaufort Martial Arts Academy
Blue Belt in Gracie Bara Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Four years of experience in teaching classes for children and adults in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu at Beaufort Martial Arts Academy
Six plus years of experience teaching classes in yoga, aerobic kickboxing, core conditioning, and cross training at OMNI Health and Wellness, Beaufort Martial Arts Academy, the Beaufort Family YMCA, Blue Fish Fitness Club, Eco Fitness Club, and Long Training Studios
Five years of experience training and competing in mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and kickboxing
150 + hours of volunteering with and shadowing physical therapists at Roper St. Francis Hospital, Carolina Sportscare, Rehabilitation Centers of Charleston, and the Southeastern Spine Institute.