Over the course of the last couple of months I began training with Craig. Because of school and lab work I had lost time for my regular workout routine and thought that getting a trainer would give me the boost I needed to get back into it. To begin, Craig showed me the importance of setting personal goals and expectations. He was then able to provide me with a fitness plan that suited those goals and was realistic for my busy schedule. Craig not only taught me various exercises and techniques appropriate for certain muscle groups, but educated me about the importance of diet and recovery days in order to maintain a balanced lifestyle. By teaching me the fundamentals of a good workout, I was able to take Craig’s instruction and continue to modify my goals as I met them.
When specific exercises were found to aggravate my past wrist injuries or were found to simply be ineffective, Craig was flexible and able to suggest alternatives. This was very beneficial and the regular addition of different exercises meant that workouts never got boring! Craig’s warm, energetic personality is extremely motivating and makes him easily approachable. Working with Craig has been a positive experience for me and I’ve seen the results I was looking for!
Thanks! - Kristina M
During the times I have met with Craig and discussed personal fitness goals and current workout routines he has always been very encouraging and insightful. Craig has an understanding of fitness that is not just theoretical but always provides demonstrations and helps to encourage proper technique and training practices. His kind nature and genuine interest in health and fitness are evident and make conversations at the gym an enjoyable part of the "gym experience". He has helped me by providing me with routines, nutrition information, and often tells me about new cross fit challenges or other workout related challenges to encourage performance and self esteem. Without hesitation I would recommend others to train with him and seek his advice. It is my opinion, that a personal trainer is not just a "trainer" but is someone who actively strives to accomplish the same goals as others of health, fitness, nutrition, and I believe Craig exemplifies this.
I am delighted to recommend Craig as a personal trainer. I worked with Craig for three months before my wedding. I had worked with a trainer before but my work with Craig was so much more effective. His exercises were always challenging and imaginative. And just when my body was getting used to one routine, he changed them up. He completely reshaped my body-he worked every muscle. Along the way he taught me about general good health and nutrition. A couple of times, I suffered injuries. Craig worked around them so that I didn't have to miss any sessions, I had a pretty tight deadine, and introduced new exercises which helped repair those injuries and prevented future injuries. I was always pleased with the results!
I started training with Craig on my own and quickly rallied my boyfriend to join in on the great program. We loved how Craig thoroughly went through our goals, previous injuries and what we wanted out of him as a personal trainer. He is extremely easy to get along with, and he always knows the 'how and why' of everything he does. The fact that Craig's doing his PhD in biomechanics speaks to his dedication and knowledge base on the human body and exercise. He is a great at motivation, and is all around a great personal trainer, no matter what your goals!
Craig Tschirhart - Personal Trainer
At an early age, I was not exactly a superstar athlete. In fact, throughout grade school and most of high school, I was probably an average athlete at best. The turning point for me was when I began weight training at the age of 17 and started to notice significant changes in how I felt, looked, and performed. Since then I have been a fitness fanatic!
Today I have over 15 years of experience in fitness training and coaching. I have had the opportunity to train a wide range of individuals ranging in ages from 13 to 69, and ranging from sedentary beginners to varsity athletes.
My graduate research experience has helped instil a deep understanding of how the body reacts to resistance and endurance training. I have been fortunate enough to put these principles to use in the form of programs that aid in the recovery from and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries.
As a trainer, there is nothing more rewarding to me than seeing a person progress, improve, and exceed their own expectations. The most important lesson I have realized is that there is no ONE magical program that works for everyone. Each person is unique with different natural abilities, goals and limitations. With this in mind, I custom design every training program specifically to meet each person’s needs and assist him/her in reaching their own health, fitness/athletic and physique goals. So if you are ready to improve your health and fitness level and wake up feeling amazing about yourself, contact me and let's get started!
- In Home (tricities area)
- GridIron Crossfit-Guelph
- BSc (BioEngineering)
- MAc (Spine Biomechanics)
- PhD candidate (Knee Biomechanics)
- Canfit-pro Personal Trainer Specialist
- Small Group Fitness Certification
- Spin Class Certification
- Vibration Therapy Trainer
- CPR/First Aid