Personal Training

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Create a new relationship with fitness.

Personal training with us is about developing a fitness relationship. Fitness isn’t about being the fastest or the trimmest — it’s about finding the motivation to make a change that will improve your quality of life. That’s where we can help.

Our certified personal trainers know how to give you the encouragement you need to stick with an exercise program. They can help you meet your fitness goal, whether that’s shedding pounds, running your first 5K or marathon, or managing chronic pain.

Types of Training

One on One

Private sessions that focus specifically on your needs with a trainer who understands your abilities, your limitations, and your potential.


Bring a friend to help get you motivated, and get the guidance of a professional to jump-start your workout routine or start training for an event.

If you have a fitness need, you’re probably not alone. Work out in a group of
3-5 people with matching goals in a class targeted at improving your fitness.
Contact us for more information.


  • One Hour Session: $70
  • 45 Minute Session: $60
  • Half Hour Session: $45
  • Semi-Private Session: $45 per person
  • Small Group Session: $35 per person (up to 4)


Exercise just isn’t part of my life – can I really start from scratch?
Our trainers are experienced with people who do not have a history of exercising. No matter where you are in terms of movement and fitness, we’ll work with you to get you on the right path at a pace that’s right for you.

How often would I need to see a personal trainer?
In order to see change, a person needs to exercise three times a week. But you don’t necessarily have to see us that often. Some people find they can work with a trainer just once a week, and exercise on their own twice more. Others see a trainer once a week, then come to our studio twice a week for a “supervised visit.” And some people really want the guidance of a trainer three times a week, to help them stick with their exercise goal. Really, the answer depends on you – and we’ll help you figure it out during your initial consultation.

I want to exercise, but I’m afraid of hurting myself – can you help?
We share space with Proaxis Therapy, and the physical therapists there are often the first stop for people who are having difficulty exercising without pain. Our trainers regularly consult with Proaxis Therapy to create exercise programs that maximize benefit while minimizing or eliminating pain.

How long would I need to see a personal trainer?
During your initial consultation, we’ll work to set up short- and long-term goals, and a program that will help you reach them. Your needs will vary depending on your goal. Often, after a few weeks, you’ll have an established program and we’ll just meet once a month or so to make sure everything is going well.

Can I get a membership?
Because we focus on one-on-one attention in a private space, we do not offer memberships. However, personal training clients are encouraged to schedule “supervised visits,” where they can use our equipment with a personal trainer on hand to answer any questions they may have.

My gym has personal trainers – is there a reason not to just use them?
At Balanced Movement Studio, you’ll find that our trainers have made a commitment to making a difference in people’s lives. That means our trainers have four-year degrees in an exercise-related field, and they’re certified by a nationally recognized organization (such as ACSM, NASM, NSCA or ACE). For them, this is not a hobby. We also offer a private space where you can get our undivided attention, free of distractions. Your gym may be able to offer the same level of quality, and we strongly encourage you to explore your options before deciding on the personal trainer that’s right for you.

Can I get a discount if I buy multiple sessions?
Personal training is personal – if anything, the quality and value of personal training increases over time. With that in mind, we have a flat rate for training, much like a doctor has a flat rate for an office visit. At Balanced Movement Studio, you’ll receive professional care and attention that is consistent no matter how many times we see you.

Personal training is too expensive. Are there other options?
We understand that individual training may not fit into your budget. We offer semi-private sessions, where two people can work with a trainer, for $80 an hour. Working with a friend or family member can actually help you reach your goals, because you’ll have someone besides your trainer to keep you accountable. If you have a small group that is interested in exercising, there are even more options – just contact us to work out the details.

I’m not sure this is right for me – is there someone I can talk it over with?
We’ll gladly set you up with a free consultation with a trainer, including a tour of our studio. During that consultation, you can talk about your ambitions and expectations, and we can give you an idea of what might work for you.

Have more questions? Contact us!

I’m not sure this is right for me – is there someone I can talk it over with?
We’ll gladly set you up with a free consultation with a trainer, including a tour of our studio. During that consultation, you can talk about your ambitions and expectations, and we can give you an idea of what might work for you.

Meet our Trainers

Elizabeth Towe

Owner of Balanced Movement Studio, Elizabeth has a B.A. in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University. She has worked in the fitness industry since 1985, including ten years with Pulse Athletic Clubs and five years as the program manager of a fitness center at GlaxoSmithKline.

Elizabeth is certified as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine & American Council on Exercise, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and IDEA Fitness Professionals Association. She has extensive experience with post-rehab personal training; her clients have included people with multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis and chronic pain, as well as stroke survivors.

Elizabeth is also a runner and cycling enthusiast, and a Maddog Certified Spinning Instructor. She loves spending time outside with her husband and dogs, especially trail running in Carolina North Forest!