TRAINING FAQs

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WHO HIRES A PERSONAL TRAINER?

No matter what your age or fitness level, a Trainer can help you to accomplish whatever goals you set your mind to and will ensure your experience is personalized to suit your needs. People hire Trainers for many different reasons, some of which include coaching, motivation, education and for safety purposes. That’s what makes it personal! Many of our clients also belong to gyms, but prefer to train in the comfort of their homes.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

It’s easy! First, request your Complimentary Consultation. During the Consultation, the Trainer will determine your starting point and help you to establish specific goals incorporating a specific training & nutrition strategy that fits with your lifestyle. A package recommendation will then be made to best suit your needs, goals and budget!

HOW DO TRAINING SESSIONS WORK?

LOCATION

Sessions can take place wherever you feel most comfortable working out, whether they be in your home, condo, workplace or outdoors for a little fresh air.

SCHEDULING, DURATION & FREQUENCY

Most sessions are 60 minutes in length, and may be scheduled in advance or at your own convenience. You can choose to workout with your Trainer as often or as little as you’d like, but most clients prefer to train two to three times per week for effectiveness. To maintain your results and ensure ongoing progress, you should get your program updated every 6 to 8 weeks.

PRIOR TO THE SESSION

It’s important to warm up 5-10 minutes prior to your session so that you are physically and mentally prepared for the workout. Make sure to have your training journal, water and any questions you may have regarding previous or upcoming workouts. Your Trainer will also make pre and post workout meal recommendations to ensure you have sufficient energy to fuel your workout and for post muscle tissue recovery.

FIRST SESSION

Your first few training sessions are the most important, because they will set the foundation for success! Firstly, your Trainer will help you to develop goals that you will be excited about and committed to achieving, despite competing priorities. Secondly, a fitness assessment may be conducted to determine your starting point and benchmark your progress along the way. Next, your Trainer will find your starting point by selecting and experimenting with exercises and intensities best suited to your level of fitness and will then build a program customized specifically to your needs. You will be educated on proper form and breathing along the way to ensure your safety and success and will also discuss nutritional guidelines to compliment your new exercise regime. By the end of the session, you will walk away with a step by step plan and clear picture of how you will succeed in accomplishing your goals within a reasonable time frame.

DURING EACH SESSION

The focus and intensity of each training session will vary depending on your specific goals, strengths and weaknesses. Each session may include cardio and muscle conditioning, flexibility, nutrition or a combination of all of these and your Trainer will strive to make every session educational and fun while building your exercise repertoire!

DO I NEED MY OWN FITNESS EQUIPMENT?

Although helpful, it isn’t necessary to have your own fitness accessories. Whether you’d like to train in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or even outside, limited space is required to achieve results and our Trainers are equipped with the tools necessary to give you a great workout.

WHAT KIND OF NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE WILL I RECEIVE?

Following a proper nutritional regime is key to your short and long term success! Your Trainer will educate you on portion control, meal frequency, the balance and types of carbohydrates, proteins and fats best suited to your goals and give you ideas for proper pre and post workout meals. Nutritional recommendations may also be modified along the way, based on your exercise regime, goals and progressing level of fitness. Remember, exercise and nutrition go “hand in hand!”

WHAT IS A TRAINING JOURNAL/LOG?

Training journals are included and serve several purposes. Your Trainer may use the journal to record your program design along with subsequent sessions so that they can monitor changes and progression with your weights, sets and repetitions. Your Trainer may also request that you record your own workouts in-between sessions along with a daily food log so they can ensure you’re on the right track.

WHY ARE FITNESS ASSESSMENTS IMPORTANT?

To find your starting point and benchmark your success along the way, your Trainer may conduct the following at no additional charge; blood pressure and resting heart rate, body composition analysis (measurement of body fat vs. lean muscle mass), body circumferences and BMI (body mass index~ weight & height)

CAN’T I JUST GET A PROGRAM MADE FOR ME AND DO IT ON MY OWN?

You can, but Trainers are educated to build safe and effective programs based on your individual needs and limitations. Setting a client up on a program and taking them through the exercises once won’t ensure results or adherence. Learning to train at the right intensity and with proper exercise form, breathing and technique is key to training responsibly and setting yourself up for success! Once your body plateaus, more adjustments will need to be made to your exercise regime to help you to progress and accommodate your evolving fitness level.

WHAT IF MY TRAINER ISN’T A GOOD MATCH FOR ME?

We recognize the importance of the Client/Trainer relationship and will therefore align you with a Trainer best suited to your needs and personality. It’s important to discuss any questions/concerns you have as they come up to keep the lines of communication open. If you would prefer to work with another Trainer at any point, we would be happy to accommodate your request.

DOES PERSONAL TRAINING GUARANTEE RESULTS?

Assuming realistic goals have been set, following the exercise and nutritional recommendations given to you by your Trainer, will ensure you reach your goals. Your success is our success!

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