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Mompreneur creates custom workouts for clients

03/26/13 07:52

Kimberly Kline Gamble, 50, of Southpark started a personal training business from her home in 2009. Since then she has developed a group of very loyal clients and continues to grow every year. Keep reading to learn how Kim can help you!


Q. What made you decide to become a personal trainer?

A. I was fortunate to be able to stay at home with my girls while they were young, and when I decided to go back to work I wanted to do something that I really passionate about. I’ve always tried to stay fit and really enjoy exercising, especially with others by taking a group exercise class or running with a friend. I started working part time at the Harris Express YMCA, and after getting encouragement from the fitness director I decided to take a course and become certified as a trainer.


Q. What is your favorite part about your job?

A. My clients! I have such a diverse group of clients (men, women and young adults ages 13-68) and they are all truly my friends. We get to know each other very well! I also love seeing their improvement. The middle school student completing her first mile run, the post-baby mom losing 20 lbs, or the senior improving his balance, strength and endurance so he can play with his grandchildren make my job so rewarding.


Q. What exactly do you help your clients do?

A. I customize each session to their particular needs. I help clients with weight loss, toning, strength training, balance, endurance, agility, speed, functional movements. I am a stickler for form. You can do more harm than good by doing an exercise improperly. The first session we go over the correct form for the basic moves (squat, plank, lunge, pushup).


Q. What are the benefits of doing personal training in your home?

A. A lot of people are intimidated by a gym and they prefer the privacy of in home training. They don’t want people watching them or they don’t know what to do. I also have a great outdoor area (carport, long flat driveway, quiet neighborhood streets) in which to work weather permitting which is a nice alternative to being inside on a beautiful day.


Q. Where else do you train/teach?

A. Harris YMCA (personal trainer and TRX instructor) and Carmel Country Club


Q.What does a normal session entail?

A. A typical workout lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and usually consists of a combination of cardio and strength. I often do different forms of circuit training, but I vary the format from workout to workout. My clients (and their muscles!) never know what to expect. I also send a copy of each workout to my clients so that they will have some ideas of what to do when they exercise on their own.


Q. What is a simple workout moms can do at home?

A. This countdown workout is a favorite.


100 Jacks
90 Mountain climbers
80 forward lunge with 1 arm bicep curl (40 each leg/arm)
70 Plank jacks
60 (30 each leg) back lunge knee up jumps
50 (2=1) bicycle crunches
40 Thrusters
30 triceps pushups
20 side V-ups
10 burpees
repeat ½ reps – 50, 45, 40…

Q. Do your kids workout with you?

A. Sometimes. They prefer sports (Allie plays tennis and Mary swims), but they have been working out with me more lately. Their friends think it’s cool that I am a trainer and join us sometimes too.

You can reach Kimberly at 704.907.5510 or email kgamble@carolina.rr.com

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