A Legacy of Personal Trainers Leading to a Charitable Small BusinessHilary McClung has worked as a personal trainer in various gyms for the past 7 years, but has recently branched out on her own in Boston with UpHil Fitness. She’s used Insurance Canopy’s Personal Trainer Insurance to protect herself along the way.
“I come from a family of personal trainers, which was the catalyst to me pursuing my B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Science. I do my best to always be learning something new, whether it be from reading, listening to a podcast or meeting new people. My goal in life is to always be grateful for every new day and to always have a new goal to strive for.”
Making Fitness EnjoyableHilary is focused on setting her clients up with sustainable and individualized fitness programs. This means, in large part, that her programs are set up in a way that encourages her clients to have fun while they work out.
“More than anything else, my top priority is to help my clients reach their individual goals. I’m not a salesman—I truly want others to find the joy in being healthy, improving their quality of life and making sure that they stick with the program long-term.” The secret to crafting a training program that won’t result in a client getting burned-out? “If a fitness program is too serious, it won’t be enjoyable and the client won’t stick with it. I like to find a happy balance that gets results in a healthy safe way while still pushing to work hard.”
An Emphasis on Organic GrowthStarting and running a small business is always difficult, and each business has their own path to growth. For UpHil Fitness, growth has come organically, as Hilary’s reputation, education, and experience precedes her.
“My business is growing gradually through social media. I’ve also grown through connections with old clients and their referrals as well.”This natural growth is possible because of Hilary’s genuine interest in her clients’ goals.
“My favorite part about this career is getting to meet people, I love learning about them, learning from them, and creating new relationships through the work we do together.”