PERSONAL TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

IT WAS MY BELIEF IN THE BEGINNING THAT ANYONE WHO WAS DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THEIR FITNESS AND HEALTH WOULD DO SO WITHOUT OUTSIDE HELP. IF YOU NEEDED A PERSONAL TRAINER TO "MOTIVATE" YOU, YOU WOULD PROBABLY NOT ADHERE TO A PROGRAM ANYWAY. IF YOU WERE NOT WILLING TO EDUCATE YOURSELF, WHY WOULD YOU LISTEN TO ANYONE ELSE?
BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE SEEMED INTERESTED IN GETTING ADDITIONAL HELP; I REFERRED THEM TO BOOKS AND THE INTERNET- BOTH EXCELLENT SOURCES. AND WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO READ ABOUT FITNESS, EXERCISE, PHYSIOLOGY, ANATOMY, KINESIOLOGY AND ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING ELSE RELATED TO IMPROVING FITNESS? WELL... MOST EVERYONE LOOKED AT ME AS IF I HAD SLAPPED THEM, OR AS IF I WERE HOLDING-OUT ON THE INFORMATION THEY WANTED. HEY, NO SECRETS HERE. IT'S ALL ABOUT HARD WORK AND CONSISTENCY -  AND KNOWING WHAT TO DO. SO....
I RELUCTANTLY AGREED TO MY FIRST PERSONAL TRAINING CLIENT AT 'THE GYM' IN 2006. BUT I KEPT THIS ON THE "EXPERIMENTAL" LIST FOR NEARLY A YEAR. AFTER HAVING TAUGHT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR 14 YEARS, I DIDN'T WANT TO ONCE AGAIN FIND MYSELF CATERING TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WANT TO BE HERE NOR ENJOY WHAT THEY ARE DOING, NOR WILL I.
SURPRISINGLY (AT LEAST TO ME), I FOUND THE EXPERIENCE, ENJOYABLE, REWARDING, AND VERY SATISFYING.
I GUESS I REALLY AM A TEACHER AT HEART, AND THE AIM OF MY TRAINING WILL BE TO TEACH YOU THE BASICS OF WHAT TO DO SO THAT YOU CAN EVENTUALLY FUNCTION WITHOUT ME.  BUT I WILL NOT TOLERATE ANYTHING LESS THAN SINCERE EFFORT.

ON A VERY LIMITED BASIS, I WILL ACCEPT PERSONAL TRAINING CLIENTS.
  • YOU MUST BE DEDICATED TO IMPROVING YOUR FITNESS
  • YOU MUST BE CONSISTENT IN ATTENDANCE
  • YOU MUST BE WILLING TO WORK HARD
  • YOU MUST BE ABLE TO LEAVE OTHER PROBLEMS AT HOME
  • YOU MUST BE WILLING TO HAVE SOME FUN

DEDICATED IN THE SENSE THAT YOU ARE DOING THIS FOR YOURSELF - NOT YOUR MOM, DAD, HUSBAND, WIFE, KIDS, DOCTOR, etc. 
DO IT FOR YOU !!
OR IT WON'T GET DONE, AND SOONER OR LATER ....YOU'LL QUIT
CONSISTENT AS IN YOU MUST PUT IN THE TIME. IT TAKES AT LEAST TWO DAYS PER WEEK AND WEEKS.... MONTHS..... YEARS.... A LIFETIME
WORK HARD IT WILL TAKE SOME SWEAT AND EFFORT TO ACCOMPLISH ANY WORTHY GOAL, BUT THIS DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO INJURE YOURSELF OR SPEND MORE THAN AN HOUR OR TWO PER WEEK IN THE GYM
LEAVE OTHER PROBLEMS AT HOME  NOONE LIKES NEGATIVITY.
I DON'T EVEN LIKE TO CHIT-CHAT FOR THE MOST PART. YOU ARE PAYING ME TO HELP YOU ATTAIN YOUR FITNESS GOALS - LET'S STAY ON TASK.
WILLING TO HAVE SOME FUN ONCE AGAIN, IF IT ISN'T FUN - OR IF  YOU DON'T SEE THE VALUE OF THE PROGRAM - YOU'LL PROBABLY QUIT. I'LL NEED HELP HERE WITH FEEDBACK ABOUT WHAT ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISES ARE TO YOUR LIKING AND WHICH ARE NOT.

MOTIVATE ME!!!!!
OK, I'M NOT A MOTIVATIONAL TYPE PER SE, I KNOW MY TRAINING AND I KNOW IT WELL. AND MY CLIENTS HAVE SAID THAT I DO A GREAT JOB CHALLENGING AND MOTIVATING THEM - AND SHOWING THEM HOW TO CHALLENGE AND  MOTIVATE THEMSELVES.

BUT IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO BEG, PLEAD, CALL, OR BE NEGATIVE....YOU'LL PROBABLY NEED TO LOOK ELSEWHERE.

TO ME, RESULTS ARE MOTIVATIONAL. SO IS MONEY.

IF YOU WANT MOTIVATION THAT WORKS FOR MOST, HERE'S THE DEAL:
  • PAY IN ADVANCE
  • SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS IN ADVANCE
  • SHOW UP AND GET THE RESULTS YOU WORK FOR
  • DON'T SHOW AND MONEY FOR THAT SESSION IS FORFEITED

WORKS FOR ME....

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WHY AGEE'S GYM??

   We believe in movement. Any kind of movement has health benefits, but strength training stands alone as the biggest return on time and money invested in your fitness routine. Added strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance and cardiovascular benefits can all be gained by strength training with weights, and free weights have the best carryover to daily life - functional fitness. Everyone squats, presses and pulls throughout their daily lives, and being stronger and correcting imbalances makes life easier. We can help guide you in the direction of a safe, healthy, and productive routine.


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SCOTT AGEE : OWNER/COACH
140 Davis Street South
Carthage, Tennessee 37030
(615)735-0044
agees_gym@bellsouth.net
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PLEASE, call ahead for an appointment .
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AGEE'S GYM HOURS
We have 24/7 access for members. I will be in and out of the Gym as appointments and such require. Email, text or call if you need to see me face to face.

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OUR ADDRESS IS
140 DAVIS STREET SOUTH
CARTHAGE, TN 37030

At this time no one under the age of 18 is allowed unless supervised by staff.
Personal Training Rates
will apply - must have an appointment.

Not a member? You can can come (and go) with a current member who is a friend to see what we have and are all about. Or schedule an appointment and, we will see what we can do to best help you attain your goals.
Our belief at Agee's Gym is that you are your own best trainer, motivator, and coach. And while these services can be negotiated, it is strongly believed that there is no substitute to educating yourself. Through exercise you can achieve weight gain or loss, body shaping, improved quality of life, improved athletic performance, stress relief and improved health in many areas. Others can only help so much, we provide the tools and you provide the rest.


MY HOPE IS TO HELP MAKE ATTAINING GOOD HEALTH AND PHYSICAL FITNESS THROUGH EXERCISE AND LIFESTYLE AVAILABLE TO THE CITIZENS OF SMITH COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS. IT IS MY BELIEF THAT EVERYONE IS PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN HEALTH AND FITNESS. MEMBERSHIP AT AGEE'S GYM CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS.
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ESTABLISHED IN 2005, AGEE'S GYM IS A FITNESS FACILITY IN CARTHAGE. OUR FOCUS WILL BE LONG-TERM PERSONAL FITNESS.

FREE WEIGHTS -
not only barbells and dumbells, but also:
sandbags, bodyweight devices, tires, sled, etc.

CARDIO EQUIPMENT -
treadmill,  air-dyne,  recumbent bike,  rower, and elliptical trainers

SELECTORIZED MACHINE WEIGHTS:
eight plus stations, including bench press,leg press,low row,lat pull,overhead press,leg ext/curl,cable towers

THESE CAN PROVIDE A VARIED AND COMPLETE FITNESS PROGRAM.
ALSO, PERSONAL TRAINING AND INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS TO SUIT EACH PARTICIPANT'S NEEDS AND ABILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.
  SCOTT AGEE-OWNER/TRAINER
FAQ's
Q: I would like to join Agee's Gym but can't seem to contact anyone or find any information. How do I join?
A: Well... There is the option of making an appointment to come by and see what we have or even Train on a pay by the visit approach on the days this can be accommodated. You could also call or email me if I can answer questions for you in that manner. Also, you can come with an existing member that you know and Train with them. Lastly, you could schedule some Personal Training/Coaching  appointments.

Q: I'm not interested in bodybuilding or powerlifting, is Agee's Gym going to fit a person who just wants to improve their health and quality of life?
A: That's why we are here! We have helped numerous people move better through their daily lives after injuries or illnesses. So many people talk about how much better they feel after only a few weeks (sometimes only days). And then there are the people who have been able to reduce or do away with their prescription medications (under their doctors care!). Improvements can be made in blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density, balance, coordination, etc. Agee's Gym has actually been able to save people money!!

Q: Do you have any different pricing if couples join?
A: We have very limited space and, therefore, memberships. We are not in the business of selling memberships; we are helping people reach training/fitness goals on a personal level (everyone has different wants and needs and there are different price packages). We do referrals and reduce the price by $5 per month per referral, or we have discounts and streamlined packages - such as the Strength Training Only Option or Group Personal Training.

Q: How does  the key membership work and how does one go about getting this??
A: The key membership allows one to basically have 24/7 access to the gym. First, I will need to know you or get to know you,  referrances will help, and coming in during posted hours to train is a great start. We only do about 70 of these memberships, so, if we are at capacity on memberships, you'll need to contact me and get your name on a waiting list.

Q: An e-mail question and response...
    Hey Scott - Hadn't looked at your website before so I was checking it out - looks great!  I've been thinking about trying to get myself in shape - will certainly be a job!  But - I think that I do need some help such as some personal training - how do I go about setting up some time to do this? 
A: ...The Personal Training is done by appointment. Call, e-mail, or text me and we'll schedule an appointment. The cost is $35 per 30 minutes (or so) session and consists of 8-10 movements that will fix and fit most any body. I'll teach and critique these and also give parameter (sets and reps) suggestions.
Thanks,
Scott

Q:  Do you offer distance coaching or phone consultations?
A: Sure!! Shoot me an e-mail and we will work something out. One of my recent clients is down 6% bodyfat in 2 months (lost 18.9 lbs of bodyfat!!), and only comes by for BodyFat Analysis. He follows my dietary and exercise guidelines and is making tremendous progress.

Q: I really want to keep my resolutions for exercise this year, any advice?
A: Both exercise and nutrition are matters of consistency and moderation. I remind people that it is what you are consistently doing day-in and day-out a month down the road that really counts, not how bad you can make yourself hurt today. Don't kill yourself with 2 hours of activity (especially if you are starting with no base!!) a day until you can't take any more, hurt yourself, or get bored. Choose activities that you enjoy, put in 15 or 20 minutes of easy work and build upon this until you are at your desired level of activity which will vary depending upon your goal(s).

Q: It's March and Bathing Suit Season is almost here, what can I do to tone-up?
A: Many people want to "tone-up" for the Spring and Summer when fewer clothes are worn and more of us are revealed, but this is simply a term meaning to reduce ones bodyfat and, in some cases, increase muscle tissue. An easy way to alter your diet in a very healthy way is to eliminate high fructose corn syrups, trans fats, and hydrogenated fats - don't buy or eat anything that lists even one of these as an ingredient. This alone will help reduce bodyfat. Including strength and aerobic training, which should be a part of your lifestyle along with healthy eating, will aid by burning extra calories as well as increasing your health and well-being in many other ways. Contact us if we can help with any or all of these components and bathing suit season should be enjoyable for all of us!



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