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Sep. 18, 2019 | Wednesday
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Niagara Fit offers health for everyone
Jaclyn Willms, owner of Niagara Fit and personal trainer, assisting long-time client Mike Clarke. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

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Niagara Fit offers a unique approach to personal training – the company takes fitness to the next level.

With an expansion of its facilities finished a few weeks ago, personal training services at Niagara Fit have become more versatile.

Jaclyn Willms, owner of Niagara Fit, says the company added new equipment, allowing her to offer more functional and more sport-specific training. With more space, she says she’s able to do more for clients.

Everyone who steps into Niagara Fit receives a specialized plan to help them achieve their own fitness goals, Willms says. Staff trainers then fine-tune programs to suit each individual.

“All the programs are designed for each person. Our personal training is one-on-one, so everything that you do try, you are with someone the entire time,” says Willms.

Five dedicated personal trainers on staff each specialize in different areas of rehabilitation and focused fitness methods. Between them they boast credentials ranging from Can Fit Pro CPT, Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology CPT, certification in active aging, children’s fitness and precision nutrition, and a member of the Ontario College of Kinesiologists; Willms says there is a trainer for everyone.

She has been providing personal training services in Niagara-on-the-Lake for 11 years and Niagara Fit has been in operation at 358 Mary St. for the past four years.

She started training out of people’s homes and community locations before opening her own studio. Through the studio over the last few years, she says she’s been able to really become part of the community. The expansion has helped her reach more people interested in taking their fitness to the next level, she says.

“There’s a lot of different things that we can do now that we couldn’t before. The energy is better, it’s bigger but it still does have that intimate feel,” Willms says.

It’s important to Willms that Niagara Fit holds on to its reputation of individualized personal training.

In an effort to offer more options for her clients, she introduced a new group “bootcamp” program called Move360.

Move360 just launched and Willms says it has already been very well-received. The class runs Monday to Friday at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required as there is limited room available.

“We want to make this a lifestyle, that’s why each class isn’t crazy intense. It’s something that you’re going to do long-term. Some of the exercises have rehab aspects to them,” she says.

Willms understands that a lot of residents in NOTL are snowbirds. Keeping that in mind, she says her programs don’t expire. The team at Niagara Fit works with each client to find a timetable that works for them.

With no membership fees, she says clients don’t need to feel like they’re stuck in their plans.

“We offer a unique approach that’s different than you might typically know. No membership fees, it’s all one-on-one so everything’s designed to you,” she says.

Mike Clarke has been training with Willms for more than five years. He says the individual and personable experience from the team at Niagara Fit keeps him coming back.

“I find it very motivational. People are friendly. It’s a sense of being in the community. I get something that I couldn’t get with Goodlife Fitness or some of the bigger gyms,” Clarke says.

The team’s focus on individuals’ needs is the high point, he says.

“Knowing that, as you get a little bit older, you’re unique in terms of injuries and building a proper, balanced personal training regime.”

Niagara Fit welcomes more clients. Call the studio at 289-257-8748 for a consultation.

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