Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Training
How many sessions do I need?
This varies greatly based on age, medical history, weakness, exercise history, etc. But please note that there is not a set number of sessions that you absolutely must participate in. You will never be pressured to do more sessions than what you want, or be pressured into buying packages (small or large) of sessions. Some people come just enough times to gain the confidence to perform exercises at home (and then often come back once they are ready for changes and upgrades to their programs). Other clients prefer regular sessions, to have that continued expertise, and motivator on hand, continually keeping the program fresh, fun, and progressive.
Do I have to see your health professional before seeing the personal trainer?
No. You may choose to simply have personal training sessions. Not everyone needs input from a health professional, but if you have underlying medical conditions, or a history of injury, it would help to have an assessment done.
How long are sessions?
Generally, 30 minutes with the personal trainer, plus a warm-up and cool-down.
What should I wear to a session?
Wear comfortable, breathable clothing that allows you to move freely in them. Bring a pair of running or walking shoes. (Please don’t wear your outdoor shoes in the gym).
I’m self-conscious. Will there be lots of people watching me?
No, these are one-on-one sessions. You will likely feel secure, safe, and comfortable very quickly.
I’m embarrassed by my poor level of fitness. Is there a minimum level of fitness needed to properly participate in personal training sessions?
No. In fact, our niche is regular people. We train people with no exercise experience at all. We train seniors. We train hard-working desk job people, and week-end warriors. We train overweight people needing proper instruction to lose weight. We train people with serious medical conditions and a history of injury. Our niche is not so much the 250 pound football player who can bench press 400 pounds. There are other gyms better suited to them.