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Fitness Specialist

Fitness is a major part of your health that you can improve through various forms of exercise. At APMI Wellness Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, certified personal trainer Melissa Phillips offers personal and group training using the practice’s many fitness-oriented amenities and services. To learn more about fitness and start your training program, call APMI Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.

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About Melissa Phillips Fitness

Melissa Phillips is a certified personal trainer through the National Sports Professionals Association (NSPA). Melissa also holds several other certifications including a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist Certification through International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) to train the physical aspects of tennis performance and injury prevention. She is also a Certified Fitness Specialist for Golf & Boxing through NSPA. Her Boxing for Fitness certification teaches beginners the fundamentals of boxing to safely and effectively get a challenging and productive workout.

What are the Benefits of Personal Training?

Sometimes, the way to reach your goal is with the help of an expert. This may be the case for someone who frequents the gym but still doesn't see results, or someone who needs the extra push, motivation, and/or accountability. We offer personal training to clients of all ages and experience levels looking for an individualized workout regimen led by an experienced trainer. Our clients will be prescribed exercises that are both safe and effective.

 

About Sessions with Melissa

  • Individual sessions and small group sessions are both available

  • Sessions focus on building a safe, effective and long-lasting exercise routine

  • Sessions are customized based on the clients' specific goals and expectations

  • Sessions are led by an experienced trainer

  • Clients receive not only a prescription of exercise but knowledge of injury

  • prevention and performance analysis

  • The initial session includes client evaluation and discussion of client goals and expectations

Fitness Q & A

What is fitness?

Fitness is a state of health and wellness that accounts for your strength, agility, speed, and other attributes that allow you to perform physical movements and activities.

 

At APMI Wellness Center, certified personal trainer Melissa Phillips approaches fitness from a medical perspective in order to get you into the best shape of your life. 

APMI Wellness Center offers a range of fitness services to improve your long-term health and functioning no matter your age. Melissa works closely with you and helps improve your fitness with a combination of cardiorespiratory workouts, strength training, stretch therapy, and other approaches.

Melissa also teaches you about your body and its functioning so you can gain a better understanding of its needs. Even after you finish with personal or group training, you can apply the knowledge you learned during your program in your day-to-day life. 

What are the benefits of taking part in a fitness program?

Making fitness a priority helps improve your quality of life in a number of ways. Even if you’re not currently sick or unwell, taking part in a fitness training program with Melissa helps you prevent future injuries and illnesses. 

Challenging and productive workouts help boost the health of essential organs like your heart and lungs. Improving your fitness with small group training or personal training alongside a personalized nutrition and diet program offers these benefits for your health:

  • More efficient use of oxygen

  • Stronger heart muscles

  • More small arteries within muscle tissue for better circulation

  • Increased endurance

  • Reduced risk for heart disease

  • Reduced risk for lung cancer

  • Reduced risk for Type 2 diabetes

  • Reduced risk for stroke
     

Over the course of your fitness program, Melissa does testing and measurements and records your progress. You can observe measurable increases in your strength, speed, and other aspects of physical fitness.

Which amenities are available for fitness training?

APMI Wellness Center offers many specific amenities that you can access to improve your physical fitness. Melissa can help you select the services that align with your preferences and will help you reach your specific goals. 

The amenities include:

  • Fitness assessments

  • Personal training

  • Group training

  • Young athlete training

  • Golf training

  • Elite tennis training

  • Heavy boxing bags

  • An indoor turf

  • Nutrition and diet programs

  • SMARTfit® cognitive gym board

  • Strength training equipment

  • State-of-the-art cardio equipment

  • Towel station

During your first consultation with Melissa, she asks about your goals and discusses other details, such as your current level of physical fitness and any health conditions that may affect you throughout your fitness training. Using this information, she creates your personalized plan.

To learn more about the importance of fitness and start your own training program, call APMI Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.