Hi, I am Charles, better known as The BAER. I have been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. This all started in the 50's with Jack LaLanne, my idol. My degrees are in Nutritional Chemistry and Exercise Physiology. When I got out of college, there was not a big calling for personal trainers. I didn't want to be a gym teacher or coach a sports team, so I had to find something else to do. So I went into the Air Force. Loved it for six years, and then decided on another life change. My friends, counselors and father all agreed that I loved working with people and I was also a little artsy. So to everyone's surprise, including mine, I became a hairdresser. OK…stop laughing now! But it did work. It was mostly full time hairstylist and part time personal trainer. I did short stints as a food chemist, got my culinary degree, and built hot rods as a hobby. As it turned out, I was a very successful hairstylist. This was all in the 70's and 80's.
Fast forward to 1987 and personal training was beginning to get very popular. I was doing more training in gyms and homes on the side, while I still did hair. KimberleyG and I met, and the next thing you know…we have BAER Fit. My goal with BAER Fit was to help all people become healthier and have better, longer lives. I also wanted to help other trainers have better careers and more respect. Good trainers are not just gym rats. It has worked. Thousands of people have worked with us over the last 28 years. And many trainers that have worked with us have gone on to start their own successful businesses.
I love my dog Moose. He is my only child. My life has been filled with the most wonderful dogs, Draco, Tasha, Chanuck, and many more. I love to build things, from cars, to furniture, to whatever I can think of.
I am certified as a: Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Advanced Personal Trainer, Certified Exercise Therapy, Certified Group Instructor, Certified Lifestyle Coach, Certified Specialist Fitness Nutrition, and Certified Boot Camp Trainer. I am also certified in the care and training techniques of arthritis, diabetes, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, corporate wellness, and family wellness.
When you are ready, contact me so we can talk. ALL consultations are free. We can find what the proper course of action is, make it fit into your budget, then pick a BAER Fit trainer, or me, for YOU.