Updated: Apr 14
Personal training is about tailoring a program to you, for your goals, it isn't just giving people exercises. It is goal and progress oriented and will help you avoid that dreaded plateau. Maybe you are finally going to get help from a personal trainer. You're done doing random instagram workouts and you want to do something that is really going to help you achieve your goals. You aren't a blank canvas, you have experiences and preferences, and those are taken into consideration when we do personal training. I want to work with you on things that are going to have immediate relevance to YOUR life. That is the benefit of a personal training class over a group class. You might have to do a couple things that you wouldn't necessarily choose to do on your own, but overall my goal is to help you achieve your goals while also not making you miserable. I want you to look forward to your workouts.
Here's what I aim to do :
1 ) Be a problem solver, there's a reason you came for help, my goal is to help you achieve your goals.
2) Be an educator, I want you to understand why we are doing what we're doing, where you should 'feel it' and how this is helping you get what you want. I like for you to give me feedback, and you can always ask me why we're doing something. If I don't have an answer you don't have to do it - I tend to give very long answers, you're likely to have finished the exercise by the time I'm done explaining anyway ;)
3) Hold you accountable, I won't set your goals for you, you have to know what you want to achieve, but when we set goals I'm going to expect you to put effort into your part of the deal - completing your program and committing to our plan to get you what you want
So what should you expect at your consultation?
A lot of talking, I want you to be ready to answer some questions. I need to know about previous injuries, current training levels, what has worked in the past, what you like to do when you train, how you eat, what brought you here, basically all of the stuff that helps me to get to know you. We will define your current level of fitness and areas that need improvement - this isn't aesthetics, this is about function. Then we move on to a movement assessment and a fitness assessment so that we have some benchmarks we can look at later to gauge progress. I need a baseline that you can improve on and we can monitor together.
So you shouldn't be scared or nervous, be excited that you've taken this first step!