What to Expect
What to expect in scheduling your first appointment:
Considering working with a personal trainer and making a lifestyle change can be uncomfortable. Our goal is to make it less so.
To contact us, please either call or complete this form to contact us. After you complete the form, we will reach out to you within 24 hours.
During our initial phone conversation, our goal is to get an understanding of what is motivating your call in order to best match you with one of the available trainers. If you’d prefer to take a tour of the facility prior to coming in to workout, that is certainly an option.
Kristy is available to help schedule new appointments from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. Trainers are available at various times during open hours from 5a-8pm. If you do not reach someone directly, please leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.
What to expect at your first appointment:
Parking is free and available in front of our unit. Please park in a spot marked “Reserved 71” or any blank space. Please make yourself comfortable in the waiting room when you arrive. Your trainer may have a session immediately before you, but will be with you shortly!
If you did not bring the paperwork we e-mailed, you will find some clipboards on the wall in the waiting room with copies of everything we sent. Please have completed forms ready for your trainer at the start of your appointment. If there is information not on the paperwork you feel would be helpful to know, please speak up!
This process requires a relationship between you and your trainer built on trust, honesty, and communication. Any trainer can give you a good workout. Our goal is to find a trainer who connect with you more deeply than than. You should have sense of whether you connect, trust, and can open up to your trainer by the third session.
Once the trainer has all the necessary information to keep you safe and work towards to your goals, the training process can begin!
What to expect through the training process:
The training process is goal oriented. Regardless of age and fitness level, we use a 3 step approach:
Step 1 – Assess current ability level in regard to your goal. For example, if your goal is weight related, we’ll assess current fitness and nutrition in a standardized 60 minute evaluation to learn your personal areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Step 2 – Work with you to develop an approach to strengthen your areas of weakness, both in fitness (i.e. cardiovascular and flexibility) and nutrition (i.e. meal planning and meal preparation).
Step 3 – Execute that plan. As you train, we’ll be continually revisiting step 1, ensuring you hard work is moving in the direction you want to go, closer and closer to accomplishing exactly what you set out to do, and even more.
You will regularly check in with your trainer to assess progress in regard to your goals – how much has your strength increased? How are you liking how your body is changing physically? How many inches have you lost? How much has your flexibility improved? How much has your energy improved? It is often hard to predict “how long” it will take to achieve a specific goal, yet important to continually confirm you’re working in the right direction!
One measure that is important to assess is: How happy are you with what you have accomplished? If you would like to increase your satisfaction, please consider these points:
1. Additional training/exercise/recovery outside of training at LIFT and LIVE Fitness will move your towards your goals more quickly. This is something you will discuss with your trainer as you become more advanced and feel comfortable that you can exercise safely and effectively on your own.
2. Consistency and adherence to a proper nutrition plan is a very important part of affecting how you look, feel, perform, and function. We highly recommend you meet with one of our trained nutritionists on an regular/monthly basis to review your meal plan and have a plan in place for integrating healthy, proper eating into your life. This is often one of the biggest limiters of progress in intermediate and advanced athletes. (The second biggest limiter is flexibility/recovery!) The sooner you commit to your nutrition, the sooner you will reap all the benefits of your efforts both inside and outside the gym.
3. You may reach point in your training where you choose to focus on a new challenge. At this point, you may benefit from adjusting to a new training program or even a different member of our team. We are invested in your growth and understand this is part of the process. Please talk any one of our trainers about this adjustment, and rest assured we will not take anything personally!