Northwest NEWS

November 4, 2002

Editorial

A barbell is a barbell

  Thank you for Deborah Stone's exceptional article on local fitness trainers. I was pleased to read quotes from my own personal trainer, Jennifer Nelson. For over two years, I have worked with Jennifer with excellent results both to my physical and mental well-being. Ms. Stone's article hit on what I believe is the most important characteristics when choosing a personal fitness trainer: certification, knowledge and communication skills. Jennifer embodies all these attributes and in the process, I've learned what's important - and what is not - while working for a better me.
   All too often, the focus on personal fitness is on name-brand franchise gyms, but a barbell is a barbell and I have found that one-on-one motivation is the key to success.
   Charles Oppermann, via e-mail