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Here are some common questions and answers we receive about our services and the general importance of exercise. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us at or through our contact form.

Why are diet and exercise important to my health?

In Vermont, a combination of physical inactivity and poor diet is the second leading cause of preventable death. It contributes to a wide range of chronic diseases that can impact a person’s overall well-being and ability to live a full life. In fact, recent national surveys indicate that this combination may surpass tobacco use as the leading cause of preventable death.

How can exercise address my current health concerns?

Exercise is credited as the key to prevention and treatment of chronic diseases including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and even cancer. These conditions have significant emotional, physical and even financial impact on those who suffer from them. Physical activity, particularly weight-bearing exercise, is also a primary prevention and treatment strategy for osteoporosis, and is an important part of recovery after an acute injury.

How can Fitness Options help me achieve my goals?

Our fitness programs are custom tailored to fit your lifestyle and to benefit your specific health concerns. Our certified trainers will work with you to make the most of your personalized program, making it possible for you to actually achieve your health goals. With their knowledge, support, and guidance your workouts will be challenging, effective and even fun.

"My experience coming to Fitness Options has been incredible in improving my health and well-being. The faciltiies are very clean. The new owners work hard to continue to make improvements to the facilitiy, which results in making a good thing even better.


...I find the staff members to be intelligent, knowledgeable and to be nice people.


I recommend Fitness Options to those who wish to change their bodies and their lives."


-Michael S.

Personal Training Client

How does nutrition/diet fit in?

Obesity is another serious problem resulting from inactivity and poor/excessive diet. Nutritional guidance can help you make the changes you need to live a healthier lifestyle.

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