Personal Training

“A Balanced Approach to Health & Wellness”


Thank you for choosing 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition for your Personal Training needs.  We strive to safely coach our clients to achieve their goals of a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time.

50/50 Fitness/Nutrition represents a balanced approach to health and wellness. Our systematic, multi-faceted approach to Personal Training, yields results. The value isn’t just in losing weight or getting in great shape, it’s in the educational process of achieving your goals, and learning how to continue that success long-term.

Everyone is unique, and that’s why we personalize every aspect of your training program. We’ll work with you on finding what works best for you, while providing the accountability and support that you need. In our opinion, that’s what Personal Training is all about.

We are very pleased that you reached out to 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition for help in meeting your health and fitness goals.  We have an amazing team of experienced Health & Fitness Specialists, and Instructors that care deeply about not only helping you meet your goals, but helping you develop lifelong wellness skills and habits. You will find our 50/50 fitness community warm, inviting, and inclusive. In fact, we think our community, in addition to our caring and knowledgeable staff, is what sets us apart. So without further ado, welcome to the 50/50 Fitness family!

Our training experiences are truly life changing!

What People Say

After 30 years in the Happy Valley and trying nearly all the gyms in the area for about a month each (you know – the New Years Eve resolution.), I talked with a neighbor who I had watched not only lose weight, but also transform her body. She raved about 50/50 and very kindly said, how long do you want to continue looking like that. Well, that did it and I called 50/50 the next week!

At 50/50, I found a community of trainers and new friends, (and quite a few neighbors!) who have supported me through a weight loss of 24.6 lbs (at age 61, every little bit counts) and the joy of newly found muscles! In TRX classes, I found a cadre (gaggle?) of women who work hard, laugh readily, support each other without reservation, and eagerly accept new members. In the spinning classes, I see people of all ages doing what they can (and always a little bit more) in an atmosphere of complete support.

The trainers at 50/50 share not only their expertise, but their lives. There hasnt been a single time Ive gone to a class that the instructor hasnt had a smile and a hi, howre you doing, great to see you, for each person. They remember our names, they know who were are and where we need their help, they push us to do our best every single class, and when I got put out way too early in an impromptu dodgeball game, they commiserate!

In my initial conversation with Justin and Mary, I had 2 questions for them. 1. Whats the average age of the members? and 2. Does this involve spandex? I dont remember the answer to the first question, but Ive been going for 10 months now, and I dont own spandex yet!


What is a Health & Fitness Specialist?

At 50/50 Fitness, we try not to use the term “personal trainer”.  We believe that the relationship should extend far beyond the scope of the session to include support in all aspects of your life. We’ll never meet with you then say “see you later or see you next time”. What about all of the decisions you’ll be forced to make before next time? It’s too hard to see the results we all crave without a commitment on both ends. The mutual understanding is that we are always equally as invested in this process as you are. We work together to create something achievable and workable by clearly defining goals, and outlining the processes that are going to get us there.

We are all so incredibly different. All of you come from very different backgrounds, move differently, and work differently. You have different hobbies, different learning methods, and different personalities. The list goes on and on. A good personal trainer will give an effective, safe, well-prepared and documented work out. A health and fitness specialist first begins to address all of these individual differences by gathering as much information as he/she possibly can. From there, he/she will determine the appropriate course of action based on your life, your schedule, and your goals, while incorporating all of the things that you love as part of an overall, big-picture program–one that’s sustainable and constantly evolving. As a result, the relationship is long-lasting and the results are long-lasting, the way it should be.

How do I know if personal training is right for me?

We invite you to read more about our personal training process, and really try to eliminate any preconceived notions that you have about personal training, in general. In other words, take what you know and throw it away! We’re doing things differently here, and we want you on board. The value that you’ll receive is unlike any training program out there. New and existing clients alike, this is just the beginning of a complete revitalization. Read on and we’ll get you started.

We’ve been working hard to recreate and redefine our personal training offerings, to include what we believe are the key components to health and wellness. These 50/50 Focal Points, together, represent the complete picture – a holistic snapshot of your life, your strengths, and your shortfalls. Think of these focal points as pillars or building blocks. If one pillar is broken, or one block is missing, the overall structure is not as strong.

You see, personal training is not just for weight loss, training for a race, or looking good in a swim suit. Sure, it can be those things. But, ideally, our job is to push you to be the best you can be, by working with you to identify first, what that even means. The weight loss, your personal record in a race, those are side effects. Those are the products of your ultimate success. If you don’t work on the big picture, something will always, always trip you up. For many of you it’s diet. For others, it’s injury. Injury occurs because of poor movement patterns, because of lack of flexibility or mobility at the joint. Preventing injury and preventing long-term health problems starts here as well.

Begin to shift your focus away from the here and now, and more towards the eventual. Where are we going, and how do we get there? It’s not just personal training, it’s classes too. It’s not just classes, it’s incorporating “home”work too. This is your life. One workout or series of workouts will not define your life. One systematic, evolving plan that highlights needs and potential areas of improvement, will.

Step 1:
Contact Mike Carlson, our studio manager, to set up a personal training consultation. Hear more about this training program, and how it all comes together. At this meeting, you‘ll discuss the personal training program and review the personal training packages that are available to best suit your needs, budget, and overall training plan. This meeting will take place at our main location (251 Russell Street), unless otherwise noted.


Step 2: 
Jay McWilliams is our director of personal training programs. He will conduct a thorough assessment, that is based on our focal points. He will give you real data, that you can use as a basis for improvement, and as a comparison to others your age.  Jay will do an extensive series of tests to assess your current health and fitness level, to develop a program that will best fit you, your lifestyle, and all the information we’ve gathered thus far. This is also the time to discuss your goals and changes you desire and choose your Health & Fitness Specialist (subject to availability). Your first training session, and subsequent training sessions will take place at our satellite location (226 Russell Street).


Step 3: 
You’re assigned a trainer based on the above, and the two of you begin to work on your goals, needs, and program.