FAQs: Personal Training

Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions we hear about Personal Training

Personal Training

We guide individualized workouts that change day to day, and year to year, to keep you feeling strong, moving well, and living with confidence.

What is within the scope of practice for a personal trainer?

A personal trainer can…

      • assess your current fitness level
      • guide you to identify and prioritize your goals
      • maintain accountablity and motivation
      • facilitate the formation of new health habits, ie., set a workout schedule or program
      • identify your limitations and contraindications, for example, exercises that are not suggested for you
      • identify which exercises will help you reach your goals
      • explain the technique of exercises for efficiency and best gains
      •  monitor your technique for safety
      • create modifications for exercises when you are injured, tired, sore, or in need of more challenge
      • explain equipment and how to use it
      • help you find the optimal weight, reps, and sets for an exercise
      • inject variety into your workouts to keep you challenged
      • help you regain and maintain overall health
      • work with your Physical Therapist to facilitate your exit from therapy, ie., your PT “homework”
      • help you acquire a specific skill, like a pull up
      • help you reach a specific goal, like completing 10 push ups in a row

A personal trainer is not…

      • a medical professional – diagnosing medical conditions and injuries is outside of the scope of practice for a trainer. For these, your trainer will refer you to see your doctor chiropractor, or a physical therapist.
What happens at a Consultation?

We always start the training relationship with a complimentary consultation. 

We set a time, usually 30 mins, for you to come into the gym, see the space and meet our trainers in person.

We’ll discuss your past experience, including injuries and workouts you’ve tried before; your lifestyle; and your goals.

We’ll look at our services, and decide together, based on your schedule and your needs, which service is the best fit. You can get started as soon as this week!

If you decide it is not for you right now, no worries and no pressure.

How long is a session? How often should I come and when?

Personal Training sessions are 60 minutes long.

The World Health Organization recommends that adults ages 18+ should do…

  • at least 75–150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity [per week, and]
  • should also do muscle-strengthening activities at moderate or greater intensity that involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these provide additional health benefits.

You meet the WHO recommendation, when you invest in 2 Personal Training sessions per week.

How should I prepare for my first session?

Before you arrive,

  • please set up your client account and password on our website
  • fill out any forms
  • sign the waiver
  • bring a water bottle
  • dress in comfortable, breathable clothing – you WILL sweat
  • park right outside the front door, or in the lot behind our building
  • plan to arrive 5 minutes early to put your things down, use the restroom, and “switch gears”
  • read this article on mindset to start preparing.

When you arrive,

  • please leave all personal items, including phone, keys, extra layers of clothes, bags, etc. in the cubbies and hooks
  • fill up your water bottle
  • stretch on your own, or use the bike, rowing machine, or treadmill to give yourself a light warm up.

After your workout,

  • stretch or cool down
  • there is a shower and changing room for your use.
  • drink lots of water throughout the rest of your day
  • take time to notice how your body feels and moves, for the rest of the day and the next day.
What happens if I have to miss my scheduled session?

Consistency is key to success, so I ask that we agree on a schedule of days and times.

But life happens! If you need to miss your session, just contact us at least 6 hours before your scheduled time to reschedule and we will find another time within the current month to make it up.

Knowing early allows us to offer that spot to someone else who may be looking for a make-up time.

The best way is to text (859) 333-9402.

What if I go on vacation, am injured, or need to pause my training?

No problem. We highly encourage using our automated payment method, via our website, for your membership. Then you can pause or stop your membership at any time.

You can also email TrainMovePlay@gmail.com and we will do it for you. You won’t pay for training that doesn’t happen.

If you need to take off a month or more, your session time may go to someone else. We will talk about setting a new time, or reclaiming your old schedule, when you return.

What equipment will we use in Personal Training?

Variety is the spice of life. And also the way to avoid burn-out, overuse injury, and plateau. Certainly, we will use different equipment each session, for example…

      • dumbbells
      • kettlebells
      • resistance bands
      • medicine balls
      • Swiss physio balls
      • barbells and plates
      • landmine
      • gymnastics rings
      • TRX
      • big boxes
      • hanging/pull up bar
      • sled
      • heavy rope
      • assault bike
      • rowing machine
      • furniture sliders
      • cable machine
      • and your own bodyweight!
Can I bring a friend to try Personal Training with me?

From time to time, we have, “Bring-a-Friend,” weeks for both Personal Training and Small Group Fitness where we encourage you to bring ALLLL of your friends to check us out!

If you have a friend, or a visitor, who wants to join you at another time, we ask that you speak with your trainer before hand.

If you have a partner who wants to come regularly, or if you have a group of 3 or 4 people who want to train together, we offer Partner Training and Trio Training options.

Can I gift Personal Training to someone?

Yes! Better health makes a fabulous gift! We offer hard copy and digital, printable gift cards, so that you can gift Personal Training to someone.

Minimum purchase is one month of training. You can purchase up to one year of training for someone else.

Movement for All, Movement for life

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