1. WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A PERSONAL TRAINER?
YOU! Truly, everyone regardless of his or her level of fitness can benefit from having a personal trainer. Whether you’ve never stepped foot in a gym or you are an elite athlete, the guidance of a personal trainer can give you the education you need to begin a healthy lifestyle or push you past limits you thought you had. Having an outside perspective and a knowledgeable mind to guide, oversee and hold you accountable to your goals can be the difference between reaching them and not.
2. WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY FIRST SESSION?
Your first session will consist of body composition measurements, a range of fitness assessments and an introductory workout tailored to fit your goals and capabilities.
3. WHAT IF I AM UNABLE TO PERFORM THE EXERCISES YOU PRESCRIBE?
If there is ever an exercise that you are physically unable to perform, I will always have modifications ready that will challenge you appropriately to eventually progress into more difficult exercises.
4. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO SEE RESULTS?
Every body is different and responds differently to different types of training, which is also very dependent on your goals and the types of results you would like to see. That being said it generally takes 4-6 weeks of at least 3 days/week of training to SEE a difference in your body.
5. HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO WORKOUT TO ACHIEVE MY GOALS?
For building muscle and gaining strength I recommend at LEAST 2, but ideally 3 days a week to see the best results. This will completely depend on your goals and your starting point as an individual, however, a minimum exercise requirement set by the American Heart Association to improve overall cardiovascular health is 150 minutes of moderate exercise/week or 75 minutes of high intensity exercise. Again depending on your goals you may require more.
6. WILL MY PROGRAM INCLUDE A PLAN FOR THE DAYS I’M NOT WITH A TRAINER?
You will always have homework, however a program design is only included in an 8 or more session package.
7. WHAT KIND OF NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE IS AVAILABLE?
We provide nutritional guidelines (what types of foods to eat/avoid and when) for free along with your personal training package.
8. I’D LIKE TO TONE MY BUTT AND THIGHS, CAN YOU DO THAT?
The unfortunate reality is that there is no such thing as “spot-toning” or “spot fat reduction”. The more you work a muscle the more developed that muscle will become, however without overall fat loss through consistent exercise and a healthy diet- the fat will still remain. So in short, yes that is possible but not without the added effort of full body work.
9. I DON’T WANT TO GET BIG AND BULKY, SO I SHOULD JUST DO CARDIO TO LOSE FAT, RIGHT?
This is a common misconception. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns even at rest- but the only way to BUILD muscle, is to strength train. Building muscle doesn’t necessarily mean you will build size. There are specific ways to train for size gain vs strength vs conditioning so depending on your goals I will create a weight lifting program to accommodate.
10. DO I HAVE TO TAKE SUPPLEMENTS TO REACH MY HEALTH GOALS?
Not necessarily. I believe that you should get the majority of your nutrients from whole food sources, however, there are some circumstances in which supplements can be beneficial.