Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Question #1 - WHAT IF I AM IN REALLY POOR SHAPE AND HATE TO EXERCISE?

 I am the perfect match for you.  I specialize in getting extremely poorly conditioned people into a exercise program safely, successfully, comfortably, and with minimal pain....no yelling, no puking.  My first concern is not getting you injured.  Most of my clients start on the low end of the fitness scale: people who may not have exercised on a regular basis in their entire life. They know they need to do it, but haven’t been motivated enough to follow through. 
 

Customer Question #2 - WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING SPECIALTY?

  I have two:  1) Training People Over 50 (see #3 below), and 2) Functional Training.  Functional training makes you stronger and more proficient in movements that you use in your everyday life, whether that’s sports related, or just every day activities like walking up stairs, carrying heavy items, picking something up off the floor, standing up out of a low chair, getting up off the floor, etc. It’s training that results in the improvement of your overall strength to directly enhance the performance of movements so that your activities of daily living are easier to perform, without injury. You’ll feel better, more confident, and stronger in your movements. Basically you’re developing real world strength. Only using weight machines in a gym setting can make you gym strong, but not necessarily real world strong. The majority of exercises in functional training are done standing and are multi-joint in nature. We will be training movements, not muscles.  

Customer Question #3 - WHAT IS THE AGE RANGE OF YOUR CLIENTS?

 They usually range between 45-85. It’s the age group I have the most experience with and am expert in training. The older you get the greater the concern has to be for safety when working out.  Many younger trainers can lose sight of that.  That will never happen with me. 
 

customer question #4 - how many training days a week is necessary?

 The minimum is two. For strengthening and toning, you can get achieve good results with two days a week. Three days a week is optimal, but two days a week works well. For Cardio Training and Weight Loss, three days a week is the minimum required for good results. Five days a week is optimal.   I have some clients who I see once a week, but they are working out additional days on their own.  The frequency of our sessions is totally up to you.  

customer question #5- how long ar your training sessions?

 Generally the workouts are 1 hour in length.  30 minute sessions are available. 

Customer question # 6 - What is your cancellation policy?

 I require 24 hour notification for any cancellation. Late cancellations (<24 hours) will result in you being charged for the session.  

customer question #7 - how do we get started?

 We’ll start the process with a phone conversation to exchange some basic information. From there we can set up a free comprehensive consultation, where we’ll review your fitness goals, medical history, exercise history, and other pertinent information. That way I’ll know what equipment and exercises would be appropriate to achieve your goals and current fitness status.  If we decide to work together I will formulate your custom exercise prescription for your specific needs and we’ll set up the time for your first workout.  

customer question #8 - how are payments handled?

Some clients prefer to pay monthly for their sessions at the beginning of the montgyh.  I am open to various arrangements. I accept Venmo/PayPal/Checks/Cash only.