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Elite Personal Training Studio in Birmingham, AL

Personal Training in Birmingham, AL 

EIM personal trainers are certified experts in exercise physiology and anatomy through highly accredited organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in exercise science.

EIM maintains the highest standards for our personal trainers by requiring continuing education courses to ensure they are aware of the latest developments in fitness and exercise prescription.

Our clients are a diverse group with an array of health, fitness, and wellness goals. We treat every client with the same level of care regardless of whether they are a professional athlete or newcomer to fitness.


“As a mother in the middle of life, I think my decision to exercise with Cindy is essential to my well being. I appreciate that Cindy tailors our workouts to my specific needs and she thoughtfully develops the exercises to ensure that my whole body benefits.  I have confidence I will never suffer an injury at her instruction — and most importantly, I have fun (sometimes) without even realizing how hard I’ve worked. The new training studio is perfect for one on one instruction with plenty of space for physical distancing. After quarantine, it feels great to be regaining strength and I am already seeing huge progress. I credit Cindy with motivating and encouraging me and I still give myself credit for just showing up!”

Elizabeth Crawford, Personal Training Client of Cindy Pounds

“I’ve been training w Adam now for about two years. I started training because my doctor said I was on the verge of having full blown osteoporosis. My goals have been to build core strength, improve flexibility, and achieve consistency in my exercise. He has built a sustainable program tailored to my needs that has accomplished very good results. Not only am I progressing in each area but I’ve also improved bone density by 12%. I would recommend Adam to anyone looking to achieve their health and fitness goals.”

Greg King: Osteoporosis

“Adam Pounds is one of the most motivating, professional, and knowledgeable personal trainers I have ever worked with. His workout plans are very thorough and have helped me exceed my expectations, and we have only been working together for 6 weeks! Add in his extremely precise nutrition plan tailored for each individual and you will reach your goal with hard works and adherence to Adam’s plan in no time. As I said above, he is extremely motivating and passionate about what he does, which makes it easy to buy into his program and to work my tail off. I will continue to work with Adam for as long as it takes to reach my goals.”

McCain Brown: Weight loss

“At the recommendation of my family, after having been diagnosed with a chronic disease, I began a personnel training program with Adam Pounds two years ago. This has evolved into working with him five days a week in addition to guidance for healthy eating. Besides the obvious physical changes that have occurred, I find that my overall health, stamina, flexibility and balance have markedly improved and I am able to, overtime, achieve goals that I never thought possible. Working with Adam is as much a part of my treatment as my doctors and prescribed medications. I highly recommend Adam Pounds, his extensive training knowledge and exercise program.”

Tierney Screven: Multiple Sclerosis

“Accountability is very important to me and Adam is great sending me text and emails so I can stay consistent! He has been training me for 2 years and my cholesterol has dropped 40 numbers due to Adam’s encouragement of a balanced eating lifestyle and a steady exercise plan! Adam is not only a qualified trainer but a positive advocate!”

Kim Wilcox

“I began training with Cindy over 10 years ago after a back injury. My goal was to recover from my injury and improve my overall strength. Her knowledge and encouragement helped me to become a stronger, healthier version of myself . Cindy’s relational approach helps motivate me to push myself further than I ever thought was possible. I’m excited to continue with Cindy and Adam as they pursue their passion for living a healthy lifestyle.”

Martha Stivender


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The EIM fitness journey begins with a thorough assessment of your health, fitness level, and medical history. Personal trainers may consult with a physician to ensure your safety and design a customized workout program. Last, trainers will take measurements to help monitor progress. Periodic evaluations are available by appointment.

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One-on-one workouts are scheduled two or three days a week in 30- or 60-minute sessions. Private training allows your personal trainer to better customize and monitor your workouts and focus on your unique fitness and wellness goals.

Semi Private

These small-group workouts take place two or three days a week in 30- or 60-minute sessions. Each participant follows their own exercise routine as designed by their personal trainer. The trainer manages the session and guides each client with personal attention throughout the workout.

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How can I find the right personal trainer for me in Birmingham?

Working with a personal trainer can help you receive a personalized approach to exercise that takes your goals, abilities, interests and injuries into account. A personal trainer can also be a good accountability partner and help you stay motivated while trying to reach your goals.

When you’re starting your search, ask yourself what you want to achieve. A good trainer will hear your concerns and interests and develop a plan to help you achieve those goals. Visit your trainer in person and be prepared to share your goals. 

Most importantly, you’ll need to like this person and get along with them. You’ll be spending a lot of time together, and nobody wants to go to a training session with someone they don’t enjoy spending time with.

What makes EIM Personal Training in Birmingham different from other personal trainers?

Our personal trainers are all certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and other highly accredited organizations. Our trainers undergo constant continuing education courses to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in exercise science. 

Our trainers are dedicated to working with you with a holistic approach – customizing your plan with not only modifications to exercise, but also with nutrition services, grocery store tours and pantry makeovers as needed.

Our trainers begin with a thorough evaluation of your health, fitness level and medical history. From there, you and your trainer will discuss goals, take measurements and photos and discuss a customized workout plan.

Should I get a personal trainer?

The short answer? Yes! Everyone can benefit from a personal trainer. One of the most basic benefits of a personal trainer is an accountability partner. Having someone who knows your goals and the tools to make it happen is often the missing link in a great exercise plan. 

Personal trainers are also great for those with an illness or injury. Our trainers have a great understanding of physiology and can make recommendations or modifications to help you get the results you’re looking for- safely. 

If you’re currently stuck in the same routine, that’s also a great time for a personal trainer to step in and make some recommendations. You could also find yourself bored with the same workout or needing to be challenged more, and a trainer can definitely help keep things new, fun and fresh.

What services can I expect from a personal trainer?

The first step in the process at EIM is an evaluation. You’ll meet with your trainer, take measurements, set goals and discuss your medical history. We are proud to offer training in both private and semi-private settings. 

With private workouts, you could expect sessions two or three days per week, in either 30 or 60 minute sessions. Private training is best for those looking for a truly customized plan. 

Semi-private group sessions take place twice or three times a week in either 30 or 60 minute classes. Each participant follows their own routine as recommended by their own personal trainer. The trainer will manage the session and guide each person through their individualized plan. 

Is a personal trainer worth it?

Absolutely! One of the best benefits of a personal trainer is creating a workout plan for the specific results you’re looking for. No two people are the same, so no two workout plans will be the same. 

Trainers can also provide expertise and modifications for your limitations, reducing the risk for possible injury. You’ll also have a dedicated individual who understands your goals and helps you reach them. If those goals change along the way, you’ll have a partner who is ready to adapt and change the plan. You’ll have a great accountability partner who will celebrate every victory and milestone along with you.

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