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Group or private session; Find your motivation
Christal Treadwell has been teaching fitness since 1985 and has enjoyed using fitness as a motivational tool to relieve stress and hopes that her classes help others discover the value in fitness, as well.
“When I first started I worked for Maine Vogue Salons,” stated Christal. “They had a workout studio as well as a hair salon all in one building. I thought what better way to be able to do both since I was a new stylist back then.”
Through the years Christal has become a professional photographer, but still enjoys keeping fit and helping others do the same.
She offers a step fitness class at the River Valley Rec Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. and the cost per class is only $3.
“I have five or six regulars who have been coming for the past few years,” noted Christal. “Since they are experienced, it’s usually and intermediate to advanced class and the ladies work at their own pace.”
New this year, Christal has also decided to begin offering her time one-on-one for personal training at a cost of only $10 per hour.
“I think I’m a pretty good judge of character,” noted Christal. “I can normally figure out right off if a client is the type of person who wants me to be there with them while they’re working out or if they want to be left alone to find their zone. Either way they want it is good for me. I want everyone to feel comfortable.”
Christal has space at her home in Dixfield for anyone wishing to hire her for the private sessions, she is willing to come to your home if you have the space, or she’ll meet you at the Dirigo Wellness Center (additional $3 for use of the center).
Before anyone begins a workout Christal sits and talks with them in regard to their current physical activity, whether or not they have doctor’s orders for specific areas to be worked or avoided and what the clients’ goals are.
When asked what motivated her to offer the personal training, Christal noted, “There are a lot of people who can’t make my classes at the rec center in time, and there are some who just don’t do well with a class atmosphere. I thought this was the perfect time to help get them started. After all, the ultimate goal is to get them to a point where they are working out on their own.”
Christal has a few clients already and they range from a 12 year old getting in shape for motocross season to a person in their mid 50’s with a few fitness goals for the new year.
“I try to stress to my clients that this has to be a lifestyle change for them,” noted Christal. “This has to be something that becomes a part of you. There is no quick fix. I want them to feel the exhilaration of what exercise can do for them. I want them to think about the fact that they live in Maine. They have four seasons to get out there and enjoy each one of them, not just the nice summer days. It really can be therapy for you.”
If you’re interested in contacting Christal for help in finding the right fitness regime for your lifestyle, call her at 357-9219 and feel free to leave a message.