In this months edition of our tips page we would like to address a common question we hear during consultations, “What can I expect to do in my first four to six weeks of working with a Personal Trainer?” This is a great question. Not all programs are exactly alike but we will try to map out a common path for starting a program with a new member.
Step 1- The first few sessions will be about acclimating the new member to our environment and getting them comfortable with the way their sessions will be formatted. These first few sessions will give the Personal Trainer a good indication of the clients current fitness level. They will likely be asked to do some very simple cardiovascular exercises, as well as some strength, flexibility, and balance work. The Personal Trainer will assess weak areas or potential areas of concern in regards to the clients stated goals.
Step 2- As the new member starts to get comfortable in their surroundings the Personal Trainer can then begin accelerating the program and aggressively implementing goal specific exercises. The trainer will carefully allocate portions of the session to movements and techniques that will most effectively advance the client closer to their goals. The Personal Trainer will document all routines and performances observed and use this information on a day to day basis to design and adjust the ongoing sessions.
Step 3- As the program continues the Personal Trainer will continuously draw from their vast experience in the design and implementation of the progressively evolving program. The bond between the Personal Trainer and the member will strengthen and the Personal Trainer will use all available knowledge and motivational tools to bring out the members best performances in every session. The member will see and feel their strength, cardiovascular stamina, body awareness, and control improving. They will see and feel changes taking place in their body. They will understand that the methods they are now utilizing are more effective than anything previously used.
Step 4- An established program then moves into a repetitive cycle consisting of the following stages: assessment – performance and tracking – retesting – evaluation – modify or adjust – and continue. This stage can continue for a lifetime. Almost all clients who achieve fitness goals wish to continue forward with greater goals and more significant accomplishments. A top notch Personal Trainer can guide you from your first day in the gym all the way to the fulfillment of your genetic potential. They can be your greatest asset in your journey to a lifetime of health and fitness.
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