Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. What can I expect from my first nutrition appointment?
The primary purpose of the first appointment is to assess your nutritional status and lifestyle habits. Before we meet, I will provide you with several forms to fill out. These forms will help me better understand your nutrition, exercise, and diet habits.
We will go over your current and past medical history, current medications and supplements, weight history, exercise history, food likes and dislikes, possible food allergies/ sensitivities, meal and snacking patterns, meal content and what you wish to accomplish by working with us. We will review your daily food records and food frequency list to estimate your caloric intake and assess the macro and micro nutrient balance of your diet.
Q. What will happen during my first training appointment?
Though we won’t be working out during the first meeting, I need you to come in your exercise clothes. I’ll take an exercise history and a medical history and determine any risk factors that could interfere with your ability to safely participate in an exercise program. I assess posture, flexibility, and strength. I measure waist, hip, chest, arm and leg circumferences, body fat, lean mass, total body water and resting metabolic rate. This is so I can determine where to begin in an individualized training program. Each client of mine is different, so this first session is to assess your needs. We will also discuss business policies and you will be asked to sign some business forms.
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Q. How many follow-up, personal training/nutrition appointments will I need?
Q. Aren’t personal trainers only for pro athletes and movie stars? Why should I hire a personal trainer if I’m not interested in extreme fitness or sports?
Personal trainers are definitely not only for the rich and famous! I am a certified personal trainer and work with men and women of all fitness levels from the pro athlete to the beginner. I will develop cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, and fitness programs individualized to your health needs and goals. My job as a personal trainer is to motivate you, correct your form and revamp your program along the way so you continue to progress and achieve your goals whether you want to lose body fat, build muscle and strength or increase cardiovascular fitness. I also work with clients with special health concerns like back problems, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, joint problems and pre-post natal modifications. As a personal trainer, my favorite clients are “regular people” who want to learn how to live a better, healthier life.
Q. How do I choose a personal trainer?
- What is your exercise and educational background?
- Are you certified by a nationally recognized organization?
- Are you a member of any of the aforementioned professional associations?
- Are you certified in CPR and first aid?
- Can you provide me with client references?
- How do you work with clients with goal setting?
- How do you chart progress?
- Do you require a physician’s release form? Will you update my medical history?
- How much do you charge per session? What are your billing and cancellation policies?
Q. Will I be really sore working with a personal trainer?
Q. Do you work with people with special needs?
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