Dave Parise’s Personal Statement
Prospective clients inevitably ask me, “Who is the typical RP client?” The answer, there is no typical RP client. Our clients represent every height, size, weight, and profession and come from every corner of the state, and from all over the U.S. in some cases. People the world over are eager to make their lives and bodies feel and look the way they should…healthy and energetic. As a result, we have clients in such far away places as California, Montana and beyond.
Wherever they live or work, our clients are a diverse bunch. Some focus on weight loss, others stress reduction, and many strength and flexibility. Most run businesses, but others manage large companies or run households.
If there’s one characteristic that ties our clients together, it’s the desire to take on the attributes of a good balanced lifestyle such as the willingness to seek out good health.
RP clients are eager to learn and train. In fact, we’re known throughout the personalized fitness profession as the program for people who are serious about building and sustaining a high-energy lifestyle. So it’s not surprising that, whether they are large or small, RP clients are active and forward thinkers. They consistently attend three training sessions, read our publications and rely on our education and experience to direct their success.
Their commitment to training has leaded them to an impressive accomplishment: Better health and physical well being.
Who’s the typical RP client? Well, when someone asks me, here’s what I tell him or her: I would say…someone who’s serious about living a well-balanced lifestyle.
Why do people need personalized training for a well-balanced lifestyle? That’s the guiding question behind RP. We think it’s a good one, because it insists on a continual process of finding new answers, asking more questions, and finding more solutions. Most important, when answered, it results in vision, direction, continuity, growth, and leadership.
Thankfully, I had the insight back in 1987 and founded Results Plus Personal Training Center. Why do people turn to Results Plus trainers for a well-balanced lifestyle?
Since 1990, the International Association of Fitness Professionals has approved and recommended the RP exercise program for its service, client motivation and results. We won the “Service Intensity Award”.
The personal trainers at RP have degrees in exercise science and are certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, The American Council on Exercise and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. And a Medical Advisory Board supports the facility with physicians specializing in such practices as orthopedics, endocrinology, cardiology, chiropractics, physical therapy, and massage and a registered dietetic technician.
Clients complete a self-assessment questionnaire that asks a range of information on various activities, health and diets. The questions alone are a helpful reminder of the many activities a well-balanced individual conducts. Questions also help individuals look at their efforts and behaviors in such functions with “fresh eyes.”
Completed questionnaires can be kept by the individual and used as a private benchmark tool. Or, they can be submitted to RP for professional analysis and confidential comparison within our RP Advisory Board Committee. Clients receive objective feedback that otherwise would need to be researched and developed.
RP has helped individuals in all walks of life understand the variables that affect their performance. Unquestionably, it works. Many have commented, “It’s like a road map. We knew where we wanted to go, but RP provided the direction.”
Many of the best minds in the professional health and fitness business give generously of their time to provide RP with guidance. When asked, they rise to the challenge, serving on our Medical Advisory Board and providing hands-on consulting through committee work, attending working retreats and seminars throughout the year, and lending us an ear. Their thoughts, their voices, and their energy—all provide greater, more meaningful leadership to our staff and trainers. Sometime their thinking inspires us with a broader vision; sometimes it reminds us of what it’s like to be our clients. Whatever the issues at hand, their expertise in their profession and in all the various functions keep RP in step with the needs and issues of today’s health and fitness industry.
RP friends and associates who may not currently be on our Advisory Board, but have served in the past supplement active board members. They sit on our committees and, like their “official” peers, provide the insight and direction needed to run RP in such vital areas as:
• Exercise Physiology
• Heart Disease Prevention/Recovery
• Massage Therapy
• Personal Training
• Resistance Training
• Sports Medicine
• Weight Management
Lasting value: It’s what drives RP as an organization. And it’s what drives our approach to personalized health and fitness programs. As a business that trains and educates its clients, our interest lies beyond completing the next training session or even retaining a client. We’re committed to the long-term health and well being of our clients.
We enter personalized training assignments with a broad service perspective—that of ensuring our clients will be stronger and healthier years from now than they are today.
This leads us to listen carefully to our clients, so we can pinpoint the real concerns and provide a genuine solution, not a bandaged quick fix. Our point? We focus on finding our client’s real concerns, then matching them to a fitness program that can best generate the solution.
When someone hires a personal trainer at RP, they’re hiring RP. We take that very seriously. We deliver the best expertise our industry has to offer.
That’s our message to our clients, many supporters and board members, who make it possible for RP to provide such a wide variety of services to our clients. Day in and day out, we provide the unsurpassed one-on-one attention our clients deserve.
Dave Parise, CPT FPTA
Results Plus Personal Training
3013 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
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