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"Knowledge is the key to improving your cycling performance."

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Personal Trainers Gaston SC

Personal trainers provide clients with fitness assessments, physical fitness improvement, nutritional guidelines and more. See below to find local personal trainers in Gaston that give access to fitness plans that involve aerobic exercise, flexibility training, and resistance exercise, as well as advice and content on strength training and marathon preparation.

Jungle Gym Of Cayce
(803) 791-4004
2060 Old Dunbar Rd
West Columbia, SC
Jamie Smith
(803) 466-5953
187 Derby Drive
West Columbia, SC
Personal Trainer
Schedule Type
NASM certified march 09
3 years of college still attending part time

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Stronghold Athletic Club
(803) 256-9001
925 1/2 Huger St
Columbia, SC
(803) 359-0909
5341 Sunset Blvd # C
Lexington, SC
Gold's Gym
(803) 359-6100
619 N Lake Dr
Lexington, SC
Balance Institute The
(803) 796-4807
1531 Augusta Rd
West Columbia, SC
Lexington Medical Center Health Directions
(803) 791-2113
3225 Sunset Blvd
West Columbia, SC
Personal Trainer

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Columbia Conservatory Of Dance Inc
(803) 252-0555
1128 Taylor St
Columbia, SC
Lexington Snap Fitness
East Main St. and Lake Dr.
Lexington, SC
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Embodyment Studio
(803) 240-4681
730 Santee Ave
Columbia, SC
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Finding a Coach


Good coaching combines an understanding of the science of exercise physiology with the art of getting the most out of the athlete. A great coach will:

1) Understand basic human physiology and the scientific methods used to confirm or discard hypotheses to how the human body responds to the challenges of training and competing.

2) Understand the mind-body connection including the psychology of the maximizing athletic performance, how the "placebo" effect can be used to maximum advantage, visualization techniques, and believing in ones own best abilities.

3) Understand the athlete he/she is working with and methodically applying the an individualized program which combines the right balance of #1 and #2.

We, as individuals, can study and understand exercise physiology as well as the aspects of sports psychology that play a role in all athletic pursuits. We can even apply a methodical training program based on programs we've heard or read about. BUT we cannot easily identify our own weaknesses and put our personal physical and psychological needs in perspective - we need an independent opinion that is objectively (and sometimes brutally) honest as to those aspects of our performance that are lacking.

A recreational athlete can use the information on this web site to improve their performance and enjoy the benefits of cycling. However, to reach our maximum potential in competitive events, we will need an objective and honest coach, whether it is a riding compatriot or a paid professional.

Understanding the above requirements to be a great coach will help you to ask the right questions in your search. This means checking on their credentials in understanding exercise physiology (you want a coach that bases his or her program on objective information, not just the fad of the day), understanding their approach to the problems of the athlete's psyche, and asking for references from past pupils as to the coach's ability to understand individ...

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