Wellness - Feb 14, 2023

Meet Charles: PJCC Personal Trainer


Charles Wright, one of the PJCC’s newest Certified Personal Trainers, fits right in among our fabulous team of highly skilled fitness professionals.

Recently, we chatted with Charles to learn more about what motivates him as a fitness professional and enthusiast. We also learned some of the ways he works with his clients to help them achieve their own personal wellness goals. Read on… and be sure to say hello next time you see him at the Center!

How did you get started a a personal trainer?

Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I started doing martial arts as a kid and continued until I received a black belt in Kenpo Karatea, and a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I continued in college in power lifting, wrestling and football.  I’ve really enjoyed focusing my career on teaching martial arts, fitness class and personal training over the last 30 years.

 What inspires and motivates you?

 I enjoy being able to work with others to achieve their goals while making a difference in their lives. Bringing laughter and joy into hard tasks.

 How did you decide to work with others on their own fitness?

While doing my own work out, people would come up to me to see how they could improve their workouts and overall fitness. I appreciated that they sought me out, and I realized that I enjoyed helping others achieve their best on the fitness floor.   

What are some of your fitness passions and inspirations outside training?

I really enjoy bowling, painting and spending time with my grandkids.

Tell us about your training philosophy. What do you most want your clients to learn and put into practice? This can be mental as well as physical!

The most important thing I want my clients to learn is proper form and technique while performing an exercise. Proper form leads to more effective and efficient exercise, helps you get the most out of each rep, and reduces the potential for injury or strain.

What are some of the “must-do” exercises in your own routine?

I follow a full-body routine that includes squats, bench presses and dead lifts.

Tell us a bit about your holiday house. It is quite a gift to the community! (And thank you for giving this year’s proceeds to Pink @ the PJCC!) What inspires you to put this on every year? What do you most enjoy about doing so?

I really enjoy giving back to the community by helping others. I’ve also raised money for children with cancer. Building the Christmas Village is a way to bring the community together at the same time, being able to help someone in need.

Interested in working with one of our Certified Personal Trainers? Contact Vicki McGrath, PJCC Wellness Director, for more information.

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