Are You Ready To Hire A Personal Trainer?
How much do you cost?
I can't answer that question without having a detailed conversation with you about your goals, current habits, and type of training you are looking for. I don't charge based on an hourly rate, but rather on a package basis, often a custom created plan. Some clients need a custom program that runs upwards of $4500 for a multi-month training investment. Some clients only need a short term plan to get them started, which is a significantly lower investment. That said, I am more than happy to spend a couple of phone calls with you to determine if we're a good fit for working together.
But I've been working out for years. I know how to do a [insert movement here].
My overwhelming observation after 15 years in this industry, is that those who have lifted for years (me included) still have things they could learn or improve upon even if they are familiar with the movement. And in some cases, the movement has been learned wrong and needs to be corrected to avoid injury and ensure the best progress. This is why I do a movement assessment as part of the first training session with EVERY client.
Why can't I hire you for just one session?
Personal training is different than an exercise class. I am here to teach you how to train, lift, exercise, develop healthy physical and mental habits, and move your body safely under load. If you are just looking to "sweat" and get your "butt kicked", a boot camp or a trainer with different values is probably a better fit for you.
Can you come to the gym I have a membership at and train me there?
No. Commercial gyms have strict liability rules around who can and can't train their customers. I would have to be an employee of the gym in order to do so. Without getting into WHY I don't work for those gyms, the short version is, no. I have a lovely, private studio in the basement of my house that I have been welcoming clients to for several years, and I am legally insured to deliver virtual training (many trainers are not, and many do not know their insurance does not cover online/virtual training).
Do you do couples/group training sessions?
As a rule, no. I will only consider it if you and your training partner have the exact same goals, the exact same abilities, are the same age, and neither have a history of injuries that may have to be accommodated. If there is more than one person in the session, I'm unable to devote my full attention to either person for the duration, which as far as I'm concerned, negates the "personal" in "personal training". If you are looking for a small group class, I would be more than happy to recommend a colleague with similar training as I have whose business model is different.
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