What is the difference between a Nutrition Coach and a Nutritionist? A Nutrition Coach receives an accredited nutrition certification in nutrition coaching from ISSA. Also gives advice as well guides the general population to a healthy lifestyle which includes making healthy food choices. A Nutritionist receives an undergraduate degree. They are experts in food and nutrition. They help people eat correctly by planning menus. They also know the health effects of certain foods.
Having a certification in Personal Training allows one to create safe and effective exercise programs for individuals that are healthy or with medical conditions that are medically cleared to exercise. Some PT’s get specialized certifications to train certain populations ex: senior fitness, youth fitness and corrective exercise. PT’s do not diagnose or prescribe any medical advice.
Over the years there has been an increase in childhood obesity. Due to the technology era, more children are sedentary in their free time. Years ago, children were much more active, had fewer health and self-esteem issues. My fun approach to helping children / teens become active and healthy includes but not limited to step jumping, plyo push-up (this is a push-up that the child will use enough force in lifting that they can lift their body and hands off the ground. These exercises are used in
plyometric exercise that is similar to High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) adults use. The purpose of HIIT is to exercise the targeted muscle using maximum force in short intervals. Using these fun exercises, will engage the children while building up self-esteem and loosing the unhealthy weight.
"My daughter has always been in physical after-school activities. However, due to the pandemic, her after-school activities came to a end. I contacted Gary and in less than three hours an easy-to-follow nutrition and workout plan for myself and my daughter. Today we are feeling better and healthy. If you are looking to shed some of your pandemic unhealthy habits and get moving again, I highly recommend Gary Maxwell. "
Anne Litvak, client and client's (13rs old) mother.
"During the pandemic, I (like most people) basically spend the majority of my time at home. My weight spiral up, my source of comfort became food! Someone recommend Gary as a nutrition coach and we got to work immediately. He implemented the right eating program for me and my life. I am already seeing progress. I am extremely happy working with Gary. "
Udene Slater, Client
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My name is Gary Maxwell Personal Trainer and nutrition coach. What makes me stand out as a fitness professional? My life journey into the world of fitness. Can you think back to your teenage years as being bullied for being: Skinny, awkward or clumsy? So was I ! Thinking to myself what could I do to build my self-confidence and self-esteem? I started to work out. Most kids would use this opportunity to pass the time or hang out with friends. During this time, I found that I was getting stronger and eating healthy. Little did I realize that this passion would lead me on my fitness journey. While attending college for my undergrad in phys ed, I was certified as a PT and had worked in many health clubs. This experience has given me passion towards my fitness journey as I observed what would to do to expand my future business as a trainer. Taking a pause to concentrate on family life, my fitness journey stopped for 20 years. What brought me back to this journey? Some health-related issues is what got me back to the fitness world. Losing weight and feeling great, I was thinking about PT again. Covid happened ! Taking the extra time I had, I took online PT, CPR, and nutrition coaching courses. In addition to these courses, my niche would be in helping teenagers getting fit during Covid. A few friends/parents had contacted me in regards to their kid's health and lack of exercise due to the pandemic.