You did it! You decided to hire a personal trainer. Smart move. A personal trainer is the best way to roll accountability and measurable results into an effective, efficient system for success.
But… what now? Keep in mind that different personal trainers will handle the first session with a new client in different ways. That’s ideal, because every client has unique needs and goals. But in general, this is what you expect at your first personal training session, especially if you’ve chosen Framework Personal Training in Reno.
It’s a Consultation – You Won’t Necessarily Break a Sweat
Your first meeting with your new personal trainer will probably involve a lot of talking and listening. Things like your health history will be reviewed and your fitness goals shared. Any and all of your questions about the process should also be addressed and answered to your satisfaction. We recommend asking the following:
- Where and when did you get certified? What attracted you to the personal training industry?
- Can you tell me your fitness philosophy?
- Are your clients generally long-term or short-term?
- Can you give me a few references?
At Framework, we use a health history form for a more complete understanding of your personal health and any old injuries, surgeries or histories of pain.
We also use the initial meet-and-greet as an opportunity to discuss session pricing and frequency. Once both sides are in agreement, it’s time to schedule your first workout.
Your First Personal Training Session
The first training session at Framework includes basic movement patterns specific to your fitness goals. These movements are based on orthopedic areas of concern, and modifications are offered if you need them.
Our goal with this assessment is information, and we get it by using some form of a three-tiered movement pattern – squatting, lunging and pushing/pulling. These are movement patterns we use every day.
We also track areas of flexibility to record muscular asymmetries within these patterns. That’s how we determine which short, tight muscles need stretching, and which long, weak muscles need strengthening. Then, we’ll incorporate additional exercises relevant to your personal goals. Finally, we’ll review our training plan for moving forward.
Every personal training session at Framework combine flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Homework stretching, mobilization and exercises may be added as we decide together what is manageable. And programming adjusts as needed as we move forward with your health and fitness goals.
While every trainer is different, our approach is designed to personalize a workout program specific to your unique needs and goals. We do this at your very first personal training session, and we continue to refine and adjust as your body and goals continue to develop and change.
If you’re ready to schedule your first personal training session, contact us today and let’s set up a meeting.