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Should I hire a personal trainer?

The importance of hiring a personal trainer cannot be stressed enough; some people initially get turned-off on the idea of hiring a personal trainer when they reflect upon the cost involved or the daunting image of a trainer pushing them to near collapse.

The benefits are remarkable as they go a long way to guarantee that you reach your health and fitness goals.

Our training consists of:

  • Paying close attention to individual training programs and their nutrition habits
  • Arranging fitness assessments to measure strength and weaknesses
  • Addressing fitness level and desired goals

What clients say

Heather is well educated in health and fitness and is also a Triathlon Coach. She cares about my progress and pushes me when I need to exceed my limits. She has helped me so much with nutrition too, as that goes hand in hand with my workouts. She's prompt to answer any questions, making sure my nutrition stays on track! If you are looking to get in shape, Heather is your trainer! This is the best prescription for me!

- Arlene Z

Heather knows how to encourage, when to push and when I need a break. if you're looking for a highly qualified, caring and professional personal trainer, I would highly recommend Heather.

- Joan R

It's never the routine with Heather - plus, there is always some challenge which is very exciting. I am glad to have joined her triathlon group - after 8 weeks, my swimming skills have definitely improved.

- Simon Bensmail

The one thing I can personally say about Heather and I can't stress this enough is she's willing to work with your injuries. I have steel plates and screws in both of my ankles that have been completely reconstructed due to an injury. Not once did Heather shy away from this. My balance has improved, my gait has improved, not to mention my running form and time have improved. My husband is continually growing stronger and showing great progress with his reconstructed shoulder.

- Jade Medders

I have procrastinated too long, I'm ready to challenge myself?

About Joy Thru Fitness

Heather Shourds

Founder/Owner
Personal Trainer, Swim and Triathlon Coach and Motivational Speaker

Hi, I'm Heather, a passionate Triathlon/Duathlon coach and a personal trainer with the New Tampa YMCA and Exercise Prescription. I focus on improving your long-term fitness health and wellness so you can achieve a better quality of life.

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Certifications

ACE Personal Trainer
ACE Sports Conditioning Specialist
NESTA/ITCA Certified Triathlon Coach
NESTA Certified Sports Injury Specialist
NESTA Certified Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist