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I provide personal training services in the greater Bangor, Orono, and Old Town areas. My focus is on helping women who are just starting their fitness journey as well as women who want to gain strength, confidence, and improve their health.

When we work together, I’ll create a custom, personalized exercise plan to help you reach your specific goals. You’ll learn exactly what you need to make progress, and I’ll be there to support and motivate you. And we’ll also have some fun and laughs along the way!

My Training Style

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“Will you yell at me?”

The woman who asked me this question was joking (I think!), but I believe it is a legitimate question.

Sometimes, the only exposure that many people have to a personal trainer is on one of those weight loss shows. Or maybe they’ve seen someone training athletes on the field or possibly witnessed a trainer yelling at a client in a gym setting. If you think that is how all of us are, then I want to tell you we’re not.

Trainers bring their own style to how they work with people. Some people want to be yelled at – it’s motivating for them. As long as the trainer and client agree on that approach, then it can work.

My answer to the question is, “No, I will not yell at you.” I have told people that if that is the type of trainer they need, then I am not the trainer for them.

So what can you expect from me if we work together? I will motivate you and support you. I will believe in you and give you everything you need to be successful in meeting your goals.

I also will expect you to work hard and push through any self-imposed barriers you have set. I believe we are a team – you will be successful if we both do our part.

Finally, I like to take more of a holistic perspective. Sleep, hydration, nutrition, relaxation, managing stress, and exercise are all part of the equation. All of these things can help you be the best version of yourself!

Here’s what one of my amazing Badass clients, Tina, had to say about our work together:

“Mary is amazing! Her approach and enjoyment in personalized fitness training is contagious. Mary’s knowledge of the body, its muscular system, and how our joints move is profound. She changes my workout constantly, targeting strength, core, and agility, all while being cautious of a rebuilt ankle that I have. Most importantly, she listens, and that is key, especially for a “middle-aged” client like me. I have trained with a few different trainers over the years and have found my “gym whisperer” in Mary!”

Angie Plummer - Brewer, Maine

Initial Consultation

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When we work together, we’ll start with an initial consultation. The focus of this session is on getting to know each other and gathering essential information. This is the “personal” part of personal training!

For me to be able to help you, I need to know who you are and what you need and want from this experience. We’ll cover the following areas:

  • Review the questionnaire and other information you’ve provided. These forms give me important health info that will help me best meet your specific needs.
  • Discuss your past fitness experiences, your lifestyle, and the changes you’d like to make.
  • Talk about your health and fitness goals for the time we work together and beyond.
  • Complete a movement assessment and mini-workout.
  • Review your plan for the next several sessions.

Questions are always encouraged!

5 Key Essentials

When I’m developing your fitness plan, I focus on five key essentials.  These areas become the cornerstones for your workouts and create a solid foundation for long-term fitness success!

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Core Strength

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Total Body Conditioning

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Personal Goals

“I’m not new to training but my goals are specific.  When I met Mary, I was struck by her energy.  I knew she got my drive and was passionate about what she does.  Thank you, Mary, for being who you are – attentive, professional, focused, and empowering!”

Eve ClaireVue - Winslow, Maine

Training Options

Personal Training Sessions

Individual personal training sessions, available in either 30- or 60-minute increments

Personal Training Packages

You can pre-purchase a series of training sessions.  Packages are available for 5 sessions, 10 sessions, and 20 sessions.

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“The experience has been even better than I could have imagined. Mary developed a very organized, creative, and challenging program involving strength training, toning, and, for me especially, balance. Under her watchful eye, I have learned so many tips to make the most of the exercises while always being mindful of safety. Mary tailors the program to each individual’s needs so that while it is challenging, it is also fun. Thank you, Mary, for your guidance and encouragement!”

Becky - Milford, Maine

Personal Online Training

Ready to be healthy, strong, and energetic?  Looking for a personal training program that’s built around your schedule?  It’s time to make your fitness journey flexible and convenient!

The Active and Strong online training program provides you with customized and guided training in the essential fitness areas. You’ll be able work out on your time, wherever and whenever you want. Plus, I’ll be there to provide support for you along the way!

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Ready to Get Started? Then Let's Connect!

The first step is to have a conversation to get to know each other, answer your questions, and discuss your goals.  No pressure, no obligation!