This is difficult to explain because Personal Training can be so many different things depending on the client – that’s what makes it personal! A client can choose to train with their trainer 5x/week, 3x/week, 2x/week, 1x/week, once every two weeks or even once every month. At the very least, a client should visit their trainer once every 6 weeks to make a few changes to their program to make sure they’re always progressing and experiencing results – too many people stay on the same program for an extended period of time and wonder why they’re no longer experiencing changes in their fitness level. Critical to ongoing progress is regular updates to someone’s fitness regime. Clients can choose to train for 30 minute or 60 minute sessions. They can choose to train alone or with a partner or in a small group setting.
A client can decide whether they’d like to focus on cardio-conditioning, muscle-conditioning, flexibility, nutrition or a combination of all of these. They could decide to workout with their trainer within the studio, at home or outdoors. They could decide they want to learn to run, train for a triathlon or maybe go for a hike. We really do strive to make our clients’ sessions as individualized as possible.
Personal Training has become a very popular service with many people experiencing results, therefore, demonstrating its value. When someone signs up with a trainer, they can expect regular education, support and guidance. Their trainer will make them accountable – clients will always have someone looking over their shoulder. Trainers provide safety, variety and efficiency and effectiveness.
A client’s first session with a trainer is critical to helping them set up a foundation for success. Seven out of ten people start an exercise program but then within 2-3 months they have dropped out. This high drop-out rate is often due to the fact that the individual has not spent any time establishing the right program for them based on their history, goals, individual needs and lifestyle. Our Synergee Personal Trainers spend a good portion of the first session talking with their new client to determine which type of program is going to help them stay motivated so they are consistent enough to progress, experience results and succeed. We have established a 4 step process for motivation that we teach all of our clients to ensure they stick to the program.
We have helped so many different clients over the years from beginners, elderly individuals, people experiencing back, neck, knee and shoulder problems, triathletes, runners, cyclists, pre/post natal, obese clients, diabetic individuals, osteoporotic individuals and many more. We are completely confident that regardless of someone’s special considerations, we will be able to help them achieve a higher level of health and fitness.
After working with various clients for a number of years, we’ve noticed a number of characteristics that separate those who succeed with their fitness program and those who do not. Those who succeed buy into the “Four Laws of Success”. You must be ready to accept these laws without exception.
You need to understand that if you are going to achieve results, it is going to be up to you. The phrases “If it’s going to be, it’s up to me” or “If I think I can or think I can’t, I’m right,” ring very true. You have to take ultimate responsibility for success or failure. Sometimes clients believe their trainer is going to be the one who makes it happen for them. We set them straight right away. All we can do is educate and guide. Our clients must be willing to make and stick to the changes. You cannot completely rely on someone else like a personal trainer or workout partner to make it happen for you.
Anything worth achieving is worth working for. Exercise and healthy eating takes discipline, will power, character, persistency and a commitment to delayed gratification.
A month-long effort is not going to get you where you want. In order to achieve any goal, you must stick to your game plan on an ongoing, long-term, consistent basis. Getting off track for a week is no big deal if you are consistent in your efforts. But if you are regularly tempted away from your program, you will not succeed.
are the keys to manifesting any goal. Remember that if you want to be 10 pounds thinner 10 years from now, it is not what you do over the next eight weeks that matters, it is what you do over the next 10 years. All the changes we will suggest must be followed for the rest of your life – so of course, we are going to make room for indulgences. The program has got to be realistic if you’re going to stick to it.
There are no short-term, quick fix solutions. Researchers have found only one characteristic common to those who succeed with exercise. All such people move towards their goal one step at a time. They are committed to constant, never-ending improvement. In practical terms, it means that regardless of anything else – busy work schedules, lack of energy, lack of time, feeling old, feeling lazy, hating exercise – they made no excuses! They kept exercising, taking their long-term goals and splitting them up into smaller goals. They took it one day at a time.
If you are already questioning whether or not you can actually make the required changes, you are going to have a difficult time with your program. You must believe you can do it! Think of self-esteem as a bank. Each time you keep a promise to yourself, the store of self-esteem gets bigger, making it easier to keep the next promise to yourself. It’s all about “Results Momentum” – achieving one result gives you the confidence to achieve the next goal. Each time a promise is broken, however, your self-esteem goes down, making it easier to break the next promise. Reinforce this belief in yourself by surrounding yourself with others who are doing or have accomplished what you’re attempting. After all, if they can do it, so can you!
We invite you to read some success stories of those who have used the Laws of Success to accomplish their goals!
We will sit down to discuss your personal goals related to health and fitness, your present and past physical activity program, health history, weight loss/gain history, nutrition history, exercise barriers and any other pertinent information required to get you started to a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Did you know…
that IDEA, the International Health and Fitness Assocation, released a statistic that found 75% of people who exercise are not getting the results they want? But out of the 25% of people who are getting results, 90% of them are working with a Personal Trainer.
Personal Training gets results and that’s why anyone can benefit from this personal attention! Personal Training is no longer reserved for Hollywood stars and the “rich and famous”! Answer these questions to determine if you would benefit from working with a Personal Trainer.
The thought of entering an exercise facility and starting an exercise program without any assistance can be intimidating. Trying to teach yourself how to use all the equipment can be so confusing. Your trainer will teach you how to exercise correctly and safely. Your trainer will provide you with enough guidance, motivation and education to ensure you establish healthy and effective exercise patterns right from the beginning.
It’s common to feel like the amount of effort you’re putting in is not matching the reward. Your personal trainer will change your program and show you how to get results more effectively and in less time. Your trainer will provide you with a brand new exercise regime that will take you to a higher level of fitness and health. Your personal trainer will make the difference between a great workout and a “ho-hum one” – or even no workout at all!
You’re not alone. Eighty percent of people discontinue their exercise program after 2-3 months. But this time, things are going to be different. Your Personal Trainer will help you adhere to your program consistently. When you schedule an appointment with a trainer, you make a commitment to yourself – a commitment that your trainer won’t let you break!
Many people dream of the challenge of completing an athletic event. With your own personal coach, that dream becomes a reality. Whether you are training for a 5 or 10 km fun run, a half or full marathon, a triathlon, skiing, a grueling hike or just training to improve your golf or tennis game, your trainer will provide you with a plan for success.
An injury can really set you back. You have the choice of doing nothing or taking an active role in feeling better. Your trainer will work with you and your health care professional to develop a safe rehabilitation program. Your trainer will assist you on your road to recovery.
Getting started with Personal Training is easy; everything you need is right here on our website. The sections below describe what to expect and how to get started.
Did you know that 70-80% of people who start an exercise program drop out within the first two to three months? These are not good odds! It’s now widely accepted that the problem has nothing to do with the person but rather with the process. You see, most people who want to start exercising, just start.
Imagine if you wanted to build a house. You’d probably start out with an architectural plan first to know exactly what you wanted the finished product to look like.
Or what if you wanted to start a business? The banks would require a business plan first, right? They’d want to ensure that you’ve really thought it through carefully and you’ve got a good plan to enhance success.
Well, these same guidelines apply to exercise. You’ve got to have a plan for success. This is why the first few months of your Personal Training experience are so important. This is when most people drop out. So it’s our job to get you past this stage to the point where you’re experiencing great results – and that alone, will help to motivate you to keep going. But the problem is most people stop exercising before they even had the chance to see the changes to their body. We just won’t let that happen to you!
You will complete a Client Information questionnaire. The information gathered in the questionnaire is critical to helping your Personal Trainer design the most individualized program for you. It takes into account your medical, injury and physical fitness history, your current lifestyle, your present level of fitness and type of activities, your nutritional habits and more.
Your trainer will be able to take this information along with your goals, interests and needs and create a custom-designed program that will make it easier for you to follow and achieve results. It will take you a bit of time to complete the questionnaire but we encourage you to be thorough in order to provide your Personal Trainer with all the tools necessary to really help you achieve your goals safely, effectively and permanently. And that way they won’t be wasting any time during your first session trying to gather information and instead can focus on the training program.
The first few sessions are the most important. This is when your Personal Trainer helps you lay a strong foundation that you can build upon.
You will determine how ready you are for the changes and whether you need to adjust your expectations dependent on your current lifestyle and other responsibilities.
1 .You will develop goals that will get you emotionally excited so that you will stay committed despite other priorities that may surface.
2. You will establish a step by step plan to get you closer and closer to your goals.
3. You will walk away with a very clear picture of what success is going to look like and what you need to do to get there.
4. We will also perform a postural analysis. This is important because many people perform certain exercises that they should not be doing and are then compounding an existing imbalance and putting themselves at risk for a future injury. By completing this analysis, it allows your trainer to teach you the exercises you should be doing and show you the ones you should be avoiding.
5. Generally, depending on your level of fitness, the first few sessions are not very active but don’t be discouraged – the challenging workouts come later! We typically start off moderately and gradually pick up the pace once we understand your capabilities and limitations.
6. Each session and each workout will build upon this initial stage. However, you should still wear comfortable workout gear as you will be moving. Keep in mind if you are presently very fit and do not struggle with motivation, we will get to work right away!
No problem. Just be sure to call at least 48 hours before your scheduled session(s). This advanced warning is required so that your Personal Trainer can then book another client into your time slot.
Unfortunately, due to high demand on our Personal Trainers’ time, if you do not provide 48 hours notice, you will still be charged for the session. Our Trainers spend a lot of time preparing for their clients before the first session so in all fairness and respect to them, we require advanced notice in order to reschedule. Keep in mind though; this policy is helpful to you, too. Clients are less likely to miss their workouts and renege on their commitment to themselves if they know they still have to pay. This keeps you accountable to yourself and your goals. And consistency is what gets results!
Others have discovered the power of Personal Training.
Read their success stories and the article, “Is Personal Training for You?”. If you have any questions regarding our Personal Training programs, please contact us!