Personal Training should be PERSONAL.
To us at the Institute, this means that it should take into account the individual and whatever state they happen to be in – on that day – at that time. Giving a person a cookie cutter program that you can easily find on the internet or have done with several other people that week just isn’t what in our opinion what training is meant for.
To begin with:
A thorough evaluation should be done which includes not only goals, but also lifestyle factors, environmental factors and possible obstacles to success The evaluation typically takes 60-90 minutes and at the end, that client has a great idea of not only where they are right now, but what is the beginning strategy for them to move forward. This includes:
Postural evaluation in various positions depending on demand
Range of motion testing for all major joints
Muscle testing for all major areas to assess the ability to hold position
Primal movement patterns and basic strength movements depending on goal
Nutrition and Lifestyle discussion (if needed)
Homework and next steps for ongoing results immediately
This allows us to best give the client an idea of their best approach. We will then let you know based on your goals what it will take to get you onto your journey to feeling and moving better. Some people have worked with us for six weeks and gotten great results, others have worked with us for five years and continue to strengthen and move forward.
Your workouts will be intense – but will be based on how your body is feeling at that time under those circumstances. Whether you want to bench press 300 pounds, recover from a traumatic injury or just be able to run without pain, the application of incremental force is the same.
Your work with us is what David likes to call The Exercise Experience. Doing exactly what is best for your body in order to move towards your goals with a trainer who is 100% focused on you for the entire time you are together. Feel free to contact us for more information and even get a sense of what you can experience with me and why it is different than you will find working with other trainers. Our record of results and satisfied clients speaks for itself.