‘Personal Trainer Store’ Focuses on LGBTQ Community


Finding a personal trainer can be tough, and hiring one you feel completely comfortable with can be even tougher. However, Right Fit For You has designed a way to make this “shopping” process a little less stressful.

Right Fit For You is a “virtual marketplace” that strives to connect people with a fitting trainer, according to a Thursday press release. With a focus on the LQBTQ community, visitors can browse trainer profiles, and “shop” for a trainer that fills all their expectations online.

“We’re all about ensuring a comfortable personal training atmosphere for the LGBT community, from beginning to end,” said Sam Provenzano, Founder and President of Right Fit For You. “Every certified Personal Trainer profiled on Right Fit For You will not only will help you get into shape, but will also identify as LGBT or as a straight ally to the community.”

The website has acquired a network of nearly 50 personal trainers from the Chicagoland area, and more are constantly being added. No registration is required to use the site, allowing potential clients to merely browse trainers by zip code, specialties, rates and more. Users can also view photos of the different trainers and reach out to them for a free consultation.

While Right Fit For You concentrates primarily on the LGBTQ community, everyone is encouraged to utilize the resource to find the perfect personal trainer, according to its website. Because the client-trainer relationship is an intimate one, hiring a trustworthy person is crucial.

“At the end of the day, if you aren’t comfortable and can’t truly be yourself with your personal trainer, you’ll have a lot tougher of a time hitting your fitness goals,”

Provenzano said. “As soon as you visit our site, you know you’ll find a personal trainer who just gets you. That’s priceless.”

An official launch party and charity benefit will be held for Right Fit for You on June 4 at Total Results Training in Chicago. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center on Halsted, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Midwest. At the party, guests can speak with some of Chicago’s top personal trainers about their strategies. Tickets will be $10 at the door, and will include drinks, raffle tickets and appetizers.

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