Amanda Durner
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Mercy Regional Health and Fitness Center
Manhattan"/>
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ACE-certified Success Stories



Amanda Durner
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Mercy Regional Health and Fitness Center
Manhattan, Kansas

I became an ACE-certified Personal Trainer in November 2002. The coordinator of the fitness center where I work recommended I take the ACE certification test to broaden my opportunities as a fitness specialist. After meeting with my first client in the spring of 2003, I knew I had made the right choice of becoming certified.

Since then, the rewards have been so abundant. Working with a variety of individuals, with different fitness levels and goals, has not only challenged me as a trainer, but has allowed me to improve in my personal training. As a competitive triathlete and marathoner, I know how great it feels to achieve a goal, whether it is a best time or finishing a tough race. With my clients, I try to instill the same methods of achieving goals as I use…being realistic and patient.

Recently, I had the chance to work with a young woman, Marie, for about three months and the time spent training her was the most rewarding experience I have had as a personal trainer. Marie and I met twice a week to train together, once for cardio and once for toning. On the days we did not meet, Marie was in the fitness center following the plan I designed for her.

Not only was Marie my most dedicated and ambitious client, she was also my most responsible. Her consistency in keeping to the workout regimen allowed her to see improvements very quickly. Marie’s achievements were not only significant to her, but even more so to myself, as her trainer. The smile on her face and her newly found confidence said it all. She even wrote a contributing article for the fitness center newsletter, which highlighted her improvements and her experience with me as her trainer. Marie has given me more inspiration to personal train and to improve even more with my future clients.

In addition to training Marie, I have had several more positive and rewarding experiences as a personal trainer. Working with both men and women, teens to older adults, and even my Mom and Dad, has helped me realize I would not trade in my certification for anything! Thank you ACE!



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