Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from personal training at Your Best You?
We make an appointment for:
An intake: you will be asked to fill in several forms so we can assess your current level of health and fitness and discuss your goals and needs. This consultation will take approximately 1/1.5 hours.
Next we will do a fitness assessment: You will be asked to wear comfortable exercise attire and I will measure your weight, height, blood pressure and resting heart rate. We will do a body composition test (there are several ways we can test this, and you may choose the method you feel most comfortable with). This is followed by cardio, muscle endurance tests and flexibility tests , as well as a balance and posture check. This will take about 1 hour. Upon request I will give you a four-day food log to fill in so we can assess your dietary intake.
Evaluation: Based on the information gathered, I will write a personalized exercise program in line with your goals and needs and if desired a personalized food plan and motivation strategy. Now we are ready to get started! Every six weeks we will re-take the fitness assessment to evaluate progress and adjust your program accordingly.
Do I need to be in reasonable shape before I start?
All sorts of people from different fitness levels can benefit from personal training. The less fit you are, in fact, the greater and faster the gains can be.
How often should I train?
Most people see their trainer 2 times per week but it depends on your current condition, goals, schedule and budget. You may like to work out with a trainer three days a week, but only have the time or budget for one or two days a week.
How long a period should I have personal training for?
How long an extended period of time you work with a trainer depends upon many factors. Some trainer/client relationships extend over many years. I generally suggest to take a personal training package for 24 sessions (3 months, 2 sessions per week) to set you up on a safe and effective program. However, there are also packages available for shorter durations as well as single sessions.
When will I begin to see results?
This cannot be answered without knowing your present condition and training history. There are many variables, including your specific starting point, genetics and metabolism as well as your consistency, commitment and time you are willing to put into training. You will get results commensurately with what you put into your training and diet. Generally I like to suggest that, if you are starting from a very low level of fitness, you take it slower at the beginning so you can accustom your body gradually to a training program. It is recommended to lose no more than 0.5 - 1 kg (1-2 lbs) per week for your body to adapt. We will set small goals and take it step by step to ultimately reach your end goal. Health and fitness is for a lifetime.