Spread the loveToday, we complete our Fit-ish series with Brenda Braxton from KGW on how to be healthy…
Getting started with Personal Training is easy; everything you need is right here on our website. The sections below describe what to expect and how to get started.
Did you know that 70-80% of people who start an exercise program drop out within the first two to three months? These are not good odds! It’s now widely accepted that the problem has nothing to do with the person but rather with the process. You see, most people who want to start exercising, just start.
Imagine if you wanted to build a house. You’d probably start out with an architectural plan first to know exactly what you wanted the finished product to look like.
Or what if you wanted to start a business? The banks would require a business plan first, right? They’d want to ensure that you’ve really thought it through carefully and you’ve got a good plan to enhance success.
Well, these same guidelines apply to exercise. You’ve got to have a plan for success. This is why the first few months of your Personal Training experience are so important. This is when most people drop out. So it’s our job to get you past this stage to the point where you’re experiencing great results – and that alone, will help to motivate you to keep going. But the problem is most people stop exercising before they even had the chance to see the changes to their body. We just won’t let that happen to you!
You will complete an eight-page Client Information questionnaire. The information gathered in the questionnaire is critical to helping your Personal Trainer design the most individualized program for you. It takes into account your medical, injury and physical fitness history, your current lifestyle, your present level of fitness and type of activities, your nutritional habits and more.
Your trainer will be able to take this information along with your goals, interests and needs and create a custom-designed program that will make it easier for you to follow and achieve results. It will take you a bit of time to complete the questionnaire but we encourage you to be thorough in order to provide your Personal Trainer with all the tools necessary to really help you achieve your goals safely, effectively, and permanently. And that way they won’t be wasting any time during your first session trying to gather information and instead can focus on the training program.
The first few sessions are the most important. This is when your Personal Trainer helps you lay a strong foundation that you can build upon.
Generally, the first few sessions are not very active but don’t be discouraged – the killer workouts come later! We typically start off pretty easy and gradually pick up the pace once we understand your capabilities and limitations.
Each session and each workout will build upon this initial stage. However, you should still wear comfortable workout gear as you will be moving. Keep in mind if you are presently very fit and do not struggle with motivation, we will get to work right away!
No problem. Just be sure to call at least 24 hours before your scheduled session(s). This advanced warning is required so that your Personal Trainer can then book another client into your time slot.
Unfortunately, due to the high demand for our Personal Trainers’ time, if you do not provide 24 hours’ notice, you will still be charged for the session. Our Trainers spend a lot of time preparing for their clients before the first session so, in all fairness and respect to them, we require advanced notice in order to reschedule. Keep in mind though; this policy is helpful to you, too. Clients are less likely to miss their workouts and renege on their commitment to themselves if they know they still have to pay. This keeps you accountable to yourself and your goals. And consistency is what gets results!
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“A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.” -F. Bacon