David Roberts

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Education/Certifications

BA Psychology – UNC Chapel Hill
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Yoga instructor
CPR/AED Certified

Experience

I have worked independently as a personal trainer since 2000, working with adult men and women of varying ages and goals.
Currently teach yoga/Pilates classes through Duke Group Fitness.
I am a competitive distance runner.

Training Philosophy

I believe it is imperative to come up with a workout strategy that will allow the individual to be successful in achieving her/his goals. I divide my personal training hour into two, thirty minute workouts. This allows the client to easily continue the program we design specifically for them without a huge gym time commitment on a daily basis. You can still get in a workout on days with relatively little time by just completing one, thirty minute workout. You can combine workouts on days when you have more time. This helps to create a much less daunting gym experience allowing for greater success. I also think it is important to enjoy your time exercising. Setting small goals to achieve, along the way to the greater goals and utilizing fun and interesting techniques helps to create fun and interesting training sessions.

Training Interests

Strength training using free weights, machines as well as just the body
Yoga and Pilates poses and exercises to increase strength, flexibility, mobility, balance and range of motion
Cardio such as walking, running and various cardio machines