Bringing the Gym Home to You
Custom In Home Personal Training
Fitness and health education define me. I live to teach all people about a healthy lifestyle and well-being. I hope to model this in my personal life, community, and on the NHAHPERD (NH Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance) board on which I have served in numerous capacities.
During my tenure teaching, I was honored as Health Teacher of the Year in 2015. I also earned my Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certificate in 1996. Later, I earned my ACE certification for personal training. Then retiring from teaching health education after 20 years, I opened my own business PembrokeFitWorks, LLC to continue to teach and instruct clients how to take their fitness goals to the next level.
Using skills from my master’s degree in health education, I am able to design programs that include not only the traditional fitness training but also nutrition and other lifestyle modifications. PembrokeFitWorks unique at home or in office training offers you the convenience of fitness without the hassle of the gym nor the travel.
In my free time, I enjoy camping, skiing, competing in triathlons and spending time with my family and 2 rescue dogs.
Unlike any other programs where you are in a group or have to share an instructor, you get all the attention. Get what you pay for!
I used to hide in the back of exercise classes because of my own obesity and lack of fitness. I had exercise induced asthma, joint pain, chronic migraines! I was a huge mess at 220 lbs I gave up. I began my own fitness journey not able to complete a lap around a 1/4 mile track and now compete as a triathlete. (oh and 70lbs lighter) *
Everyone starts somewhere and we can make changes together.
Your new coach,
Heather Cunningham M.Ed, CHES, CPT
*results vary for all
Personal Training is my passion. I want to help you achieve and reach your fitness goal.
No worries about commitments or gym fees. Take as many sessions as you need. I'm ready when you are.
CONTACT ME TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
PembrokeFitWorks,LLC's unique at home approach to fitness allows you to train in the comfort of your own home. No stress about gyms, driving, parking, or changing, its just your own house!
Personal Training in your home
I bring the workout to you. No gym fees that you won't use or travel time. Just the convenience of the trainer in your own home.
Personal training off site
What's more fun than going out to play? Bring back your inner child or for those more serious, we can run, bike, even swim.
Your diet is as much a part in your success as your exercise. I will help you plan meals, get on to food tracking sites, and even clean out the pantry.
Life is full of stress and other challenges. I am happy to teach you coping techniques for your stress and how to manage your work/life balance.
(don't worry you are still calling NH-It's a google #)
I started out with no plan. I was eating everything and anything. I knew I needed help with my nutrition and Heather put me on a easy to follow plan. I also had a goal to run a 10 mile race. I am on track to run that race this Fall. I follow a daily plan for running that is helping me to reach my goal.
After my last knee surgery, I had a difficult time getting back into a workout routine mostly due to pain but as that subsided, life just seemed to get in the way.
I started working for myself almost 5 years ago and was filling my days with so much client work that finding any time to get to the gym was difficult. Driving 30 minutes to and from the facility seemed to take too much time from my day and my work. I’d get to the gym, jog for 15 minutes and some weights for 15 minutes and rush back to my computer.
I ended up buying an elliptical machine thinking I’d be able to do an hour a day or what would have been the drive to the gym. But then even that hour seemed too precious to give up.
Finally, something had to change. I started using the machine more consistently and getting out on my bike but I still needed to be more motivated. I needed someone to push me.
Oh a whim, I searched for a trainer that would come to my house.
We had an initial meeting during which we discussed my goals, my past fitness activities and Heather’s qualifications. She came prepared with detailed information about her experience and her own personal fitness story.
Heather came to my house and worked out with me. She brought items for our sessions but left plans for me to follow between sessions which I could do with any existing equipment in my home (or no equipment at all). Plans built upon the previous week in terms of intensity and were tailored to my time constraints. She keeps track of progress and where I need more work as well as what I am doing on my own. She is always prepared with a plan but has been able to adapt as needed should anything have come up (like too much golf or simply an old injury acting up). She has pushed me to do my best and to push my body but she is cognizant of limitations. She is also knowledgeable and fun to workout with.
Knowing she will be here keeps me doing my homework and working hard between sessions. Since I started, I have lost weight (about 20 lbs), fit into a size or two smaller, have gotten stronger and just feel better. I thought I would just do a few sessions as a jump start, but I have continued working with Heather and making an investment in my health. ~Janna W
Heather is great! She is professional, knowledgeable, and encouraging. The free consultation time allowed me to share my goals, and then she designed a workout to help me reach them. Our first actual workout session was tough, in a good way, and she pushed me to work harder than I ever would have on my own. Having a personal trainer is new to me, and Heather has helped me not be intimidated about being a work in progress! I am confident she can help you meet your goals too. ~Melissa T
Heather is amazing, truly the best! I love and appreciate her constant motivation, plus she keeps the workouts challenging. ~Toni P
This is me at my heaviest. I just gave up at this point. AND now today I weigh 70 lbs less and have completed numerous triathlons and can't believe I ever thought that I would spend the rest of my life in pain and unhappy. Losing the weight changed my life and that's why I want to help you change yours.