How do I know if you are the right trainer for me?
Choosing the right trainer is not just a step in the process, it is one of the most CRUCIAL pieces of the puzzle. I take the time to speak in person (or on the phone if out of town) with all potential clients so that I know exactly what you are expecting and you know exactly what I am expecting in the process of reaching your goals. Being on the same page with these goals and expectations is key to a healthy training environment and a healthy trainer/client relationship. This builds trust and excitement towards your training and that equals success in my book!
What does the consultation consist of?
Consultations are done in person or virtual (if out of town). You can expect to first chat a little bit about yourself, your health and exercise history and your goals and expectations. From this, I will assess your current fitness level through measurements and some baseline strength and cardio tests. Once I see exactly where you are at, we will make some short and long term goals as well as set some deadlines to achieve all of this together!
What kind of results can I expect?
When we set realistic and attainable goals together in the beginning, you should fully expect to achieve those results by the deadlines we set. You can expect your results to not only change you physically, but mentally and emotionally as well as you gain new found confidence with your new body and lifestyle.
What types of clients do you work with?
I work with all kinds of clients! My youngest currently is 12 years old and my oldest is in her 70’s!
What does a normal personal training session consist of?
We start every session with a chat to see where you are mentally and how you are feeling that day. Then we warm up, we go through the workout I have written for you that day which typically includes both strength and cardio based training and then we end with a cool down and stretch.
Can you help with my eating habits?
Absolutely! Your diet is a HUGE component to your success and will not be neglected from my end.
Do you charge extra for diet planning?
All online programs and personal training come with suggested meal planning.
What’s included in your personal training programs?
Online programs consists of weekly meal plans, workouts, weekly check ins with me and my personal cell phone number to contact when questions arise. One on one and group training consist of workouts in person with me along with approved food list and a suggested meal plan.
Is my fitness level high enough to work with a Personal Trainer?
Definitely. No fitness level is too low or too high to start working with a personal trainer. Through my consultation with you, I know EXACTLY where you are at physically and mentally and I am able to write and you are able to execute a workout with proper form to get you the best results possible. I am able to tailor and modify things to fit you exactly, no matter your fitness level.
What if I can’t make my session?
24 hour cancellation notice is required for all in person sessions. Call or text as soon as you know you can’t make it so that you may be rescheduled.
Should I eat before or after a workout? If so, what should (or shouldn’t) I be eating?
It really depends on when you are working out, but typically yes you will eat about an hour to an hour and a half before a workout and then generally I like you to have a protein shake immediately after you workout. More specific guidelines are given on a person to person basis after consultation.
Do you train people to lose weight or to build muscle or both?
It really depends on the individual! Some clients need to lose weight, some clients need to gain weight. Building muscle is crucial to both though.
How long are your sessions?
Will I need to do additional workouts on my own?
It depends on how many sessions you do with me per week. An additional workouts needed will be given to you by me.
Do I need to be a member of a gym?
No you do not!
Do you set the schedule or do I?
I do my very best to accommodate your schedule with days and time slots that work best for you.
What equipment do you use?
A variety of things including dumbbells, bars, bands, balls, treadmill, and spin bike.