What can I expect for our first session?
The first session often lasts a little longer than the customary hour. We'll walk and talk and clarify your fitness goals, both short and long-term. Many clients want a benchmark or starting point from which to measure their progress. If this is the case, I am happy to offer several optional tests at no extra cost to you. Depending on your interests, this could include a complete fitness assessment, i.e., test of blood pressure, body fat, balance, flexibility, and muscular and cardiovascular endurance.
Occasionally someone will just want to meet for a single session, for instance, to design a program for a specific need.
How often do most people make appointments with you?
Many clients like to meet one day a week, while others meet me as often as every other day. No matter how often we meet, however, I like to contact clients frequently to check in on how your programs are going, and address any concerns you may have. This helps keep you motivated and inspired, particularly in the beginning!
How long is each session?
Sessions are usually 1 hour long.
When can I start?
I should be able to start working with you right away. Just call or leave a message for me at (202)258-0788. You can also send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will answer all your additional questions, and we can look for a mutually convenient time to meet.
How much do you charge?
I charge $90 per session for clients coming to my gym in Takoma Park, and $80 for students, seniors (over 65) and the disabled. A session where I drive to a client's location is $110, or $95 for seniors/students/disabled.
I also offer discounts for employees of non-profit organizations. If cost is prohibitive, please call me to discuss your needs.
A session is usually 1 hour long.
What are your available hours and days?
I am currently available between the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. I can work within your time constraints.
Do you have gift certificates available for Personal Training?
Yes! You can purchase as little as 1 session, or purchase a package of several sessions for your self or others at a reduced price.
Do you have references I can check?
Absolutely. I will be happy to give you names of several former and current clients. In fact, I will recommend that you talk with them.
What types of people have you worked with?
My clients come from many professions and backgrounds. Many of my clients are in high stress positions. I have worked with many people who have never exercised before. Some clients have special health needs, such as high blood pressure, obesity, arthritis and depression, or are recovering from an injury or illness.
What activities do you usually do with people in a training session?
Many clients spend their sessions with me doing of combination of working with weights or resistance to improve their strength, stretching for flexibility, and running, biking and swimming for cardiovascular endurance. I have also spent sessions walking, hiking, kayaking, ice skating, and in dance classes.
Once a moderate level of fitness is attained, we will try to make the most of any available time you have to try new activities and keep your program fresh.
Where do you usually work with clients?
If at all possible, I like to spend at least part of the session outdoors. Fresh air and sunshine supply energy in abundance, and a welcome respite from a climate-controlled environment.
Sessions can also be in a local gym, in a client's home, or at the small gym in my home or in Frederick (I am a 15-minute walk from the Takoma Park Metro).