Frequently Asked Questions

Who uses a personal trainer?

The role of the personal trainer has certainly changed over the years, It used to be that celebrities and wealthy individuals were the only people that used personal trainers. The stereotype of a personal trainer used to be that of a big body builder. Today, the personal trainer has evolved (for the most part) into a highly skilled professional that has been educated and certified to work with various types of clients. Children as young as 7 years old, 80 year old men and women, obese adults, athletes, cancer recovery patients, and adults with diseases all benefit from working with personal trainers. Clients are using personal trainers for: fat loss, weight gain, flexibility, improve posture, alleviate stress, Increase energy, rehab an injury, improve quickness, general health benefits, and cancer recovery.

What is your philosophy on exercise?

I utilize a Prescribed Exercise approach to my clients, whereby I constantly make changes to match their individuality in regard to their lifestyle, needs, goals, abilities, psychology (including their preferences), and adaptation to what the client has done in the past. It is a constantly evolving program whereby I do not rely on any one method, technique, etc., but an eclectic approach of ever-changing stimulus.  I do this with all my clientele since it is what any person needs if their objective is to optimize any goal.

How will You know what is right for me?

Prior to getting started, we will meet with you for a free consultation. During this time, you will be asked questions about your fitness goals, past history with exercise, etc, to get an idea of what type of program is right for you. All of my personalized training programs are specifically prescribed in accordance to your goals, needs, abilities, limitations & of course preferences.

Do I need equipment?

Not necessarily. If you have equipment in your home, that is great, We will use it and If not, I am fully equipped to bring all of the necessary items to give you a productive workout.

What exactly does a Personal Trainer do?

Being in the industry for close to 30 years (25 years as a fitness professional) I am highly skilled and internationally/nationally certified, and have had many roles when working with clients. I will serve as a coach, teacher and motivator. It is the Fitness Clinician’s job to assess your current physical and mental state, establish very specific goals, design an individualized program, and do what ever it takes to keep you on track towards getting results.

What about nutrition?

Exercise is extremely important in achieving your fitness goals, however, proper nutrition cannot be ignored. Being a Fitness Clinician, I am extremely knowledgeable in regards to nutrition, and would love to help you create a diet plan. I will keep you accountable with your diet which will help speed up your results.

Once I begin working with a personal trainer, what will happen during the sessions?

During your free consultation with me, we will ask you some questions about your specific goals and conditions.

During the consultation, which lasts approximately 1 hour, I will gather as much information on your medical and exercise history as possible in order to design the best program for you. Next, together we will establish realistic goals and discuss the strategies that will be used to accomplish them. Body fat testing, body girth measurements, flexibility, cardio, and strength testing may all be done during the consultation process.

The next session focuses on nutrition. I believe that the nutritional component is responsible for up to 50% of the programs results. This is why we will spend up to one hour educating and transitioning “You” the client into an individualized nutritional program. The programs success is based on the philosophy that each person has to have realistic goals, become educated, and gradually change eating habits. I will go grocery shopping with you, e-mail you daily, and make phone calls to keep you on track with your program. By the end of the nutritional consultation, you will know exactly what is required of you in order to achieve the goals that you have established.

The next time we will meet, you will start a weight resistance and conditioning program. I will demonstrate proper form and technique and explain to you the fundamentals behind the specific training that you are focusing on. Although high intensity training is the ultimate goal, you can expect to take it easy for the first couple of sessions to allow your body to adjust to the new style of training.

I will teach you about cardiovascular training. Depending on your program, I will set you up on cardio goals for each week. There will be a complete cardiovascular schedule for each week of the program. You will learn about high and low intensity cardio and how these styles of training fit into your specific program.

How much will it cost me?

You will be charged 65 dollars per session. There is a 2 session retainer fee due at time of the first session.

How are long are sessions?

Sessions are not timed….when your workout is completed you are done. You are not paying for time, you are paying for results.

Are there discounts for buying multiple sessions or packages?

No, Doctors & other medical professionals do not give discounts just because you commit to going multiple times, I follow the same standards, code of ethics & scope of practice.

How Do I get Started?

Simply, go to the contact page & send me an email or fill out the form. I will get back to you a.s.a.p. & I sincerely look forward to helping you achieve the best results possible in the least measure of time!