Personal Training

Better Results, Faster and Longer Lasting…Guaranteed!

Personal Training is the best way to enhance your results. The Crest Fitness Club personal trainers are with you for every single workout, delivering the best possible programming and inspiration as possible.

You will never be able to duplicate an exercise session led by a personal trainer. They are trained to provide you with the appropriate exercises, intensity, enthusiasm, energy and most importantly the tools for you to unfold that intrinsic motivation that will get you to the level of fitness that you always strived for. You will leave each session excited for the next!

Who needs Personal Training?

Everyone can benefit from Personal Training. Whether you are new to exercise or have been exercising for years, a Personal Trainer can offer you a level of physical condition and a sense of well being that may otherwise not have been achieved. Whether your goal is to lose weight, rehabilitate an injury, improve athletic performance or just feel good about yourself…Personal Training is the direction for you.


How do I find a Personal Trainer?

The Crest Fitness Club has a roster of qualified Personal Trainers. The Personal Training Director at the club can help you choose the best trainer for your needs at your location.

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How do I know if Personal Training is for me?

We suggest that you start with a ‘First Workout’. This is a complimentary session provided by the Personal Trainer to determine your fitness motivation and immediate goals. This session will also provide you with an orientation to the selectorized equipment followed by a ‘dynamic workout’- a true taste of Personal Training. The dynamic workout will include an exercise for each muscle group followed by an assisted stretch leaving you feeling fatigued, rejuvenated and relaxed!

How much Personal Training do I need?

The amount of Personal Training that you need depends upon you and your goals. Beginners and individuals seeking rapid results may want 2 to 3 sessions per week until a pattern is established; others may benefit from 1 to 2 sessions a week as a “maintenance” routine. Your trainer will gladly make a recommendation for your desired program.

The Benefits of a Personal Trainer:


Provides long term lifestyle benefits


Motivation to stay on track with routines


Keeps you committed to a regular schedule


Achieve enhanced results with increased frequency and intensity


Adds enjoyment


Higher levels of personal education


Sport performance


Injury rehabilitation


Nutritional guidance


Personal trainers at the crest:

Nick Kentrolis

Nick Kentrolis


Nick is a fitness expert. Since 1986 Nick has achieved greatly in the fitness community. He competed as a power lifter without chemical enhancers and steroids. As an example of a pure athlete he competed nationally as a N.A.S.A. (National Athlete Strength Association) power lifter, setting many North Carolina and National records. As an NPC bodybuilder, he won many state and national level awards. He was also honored to be asked to be a North Carolina Fitness America judge. Nick’s fitness career then shifted to his true passion to help others achieve their goals in the best way. Nick achieved his 1st fitness certification in 1987 from Dr. Michael Marks of UNC Chapel Hill, but is also certified through NSCA, IFTA and TRX. He has developed award winning gyms, revitalized waning fitness programs throughout the southeastern United States and most importantly helped thousands achieve their fitness goals including men and women of a wide variety of ages and types from bodybuilders/fitness models to couch potatoes.

Today Nick and his lovely wife, Wanda own and run The Crest Fitness Club whose mission is to Motivate and educate members to achieve appropriate fitness goals in the best way for each individual’s body, mind, schedule and needs. The Crest is in Wilmington North Carolina minutes from Wrightsville Beach. The Crest Fitness Club is focused on the individual goals of its members. Our members value The Crest because of extended hours to accommodate busy schedules, expert personal training for specialized attention, caring support for continuous motivation, limited membership for no crowding and our respect for each individual’s workout preferences. The Crest has the full spectrum of equipment for cardio and weight training, plus a wide array of classes like aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, Barre, TRX Suspension Training, Yoga varieties and fit camps. Achieve your fitness goals with The Crest. Nick scoffs at false promises of quick fixes. He understands how to help his members and personal training clients get consistent, long-term results. His clients learn the fundamentals of resistance training and nutrition, the inside information that professional athletes use and the proven theory of progressive overload. Nick is committed to his family, business, Crest members, his personal clients and the fitness community.