“What will happen on my first visit?”
This seems to be what everyone wants to know before they will hire a personal trainer. This is certainly understandable especially if you have never had a personal trainer. Let’s talk about what will happen on your very first visit.
During the initial consultation, we’re going to sit down and you will have a chance to tell me all about your fitness goals and any limitations you may have. This is important in programming an effective exercise program that will allow you to have results without unwanted injuries.
If after hearing about your goals and limitations and we have decided that we are a good fit for you I will perform an examination. The examination includes blood pressure, body fat, circumferential measurements and body weight. Barring any physical limitations, fitness tests come next and include a 3-minute step test, push-up and sit-up test and a flexibility test.
I then perform a 26-point movement impairment analysis to determine what parts of your body are tight and weak. I start at your head and work my way down to your feet. This is very important in programming as it will tell me what exercises you should not perform.
There have been times where it has been very clear to me following the evaluation that we are simply not the best fit for a client. I don’t accept clients that I don’t believe I can help.
At the end of your first visit, I will explain the results of the evaluation and how I can help. I will also email you a report card with your results and a grade for each category. There is a follow-up evaluation every 3 months to track your progress.
All of your fitness programming and financial options will be explained in detail at this time.