Frequently Asked Questions
- Who uses a Personal Trainer?
The role of the personal trainer is changing. It used to be that celebrities and wealthy individuals were the only people that used personal trainers. The stereotype of a personal trainer used to be that of a big body builder. Today the personal trainer is a highly skilled professional that has been educated and certified to work with various types of clients. Children as young as 7 years old, 80 year old men and women, obese adults, athletes, cancer recovery patients, and adults with diseases all benefit from working with personal trainers. Clients are using personal trainers for: fat loss, weight gain, flexibility, improve posture, alleviate stress, Increase energy, rehab an injury, improve quickness, general health benefits, and cancer recovery.
- How will my trainer know what program is right for me?
Prior to getting started, Jason will meet with you for a free consultation. During this time, he will ask you questions about your fitness goals, past history with exercise, etc, to get an idea of what type of program is right for you. He will then design a program which targets your specific needs and goals.
- What exactly does a Personal Trainer do?
Jason will be your coach, teacher and motivator. It is his job to assess your current physical and mental state, establish very specific goals, design an individualised program, and do what ever it takes to keep you on track towards getting results.
- What about nutrition?
Exercise is extremely important in achieving your fitness goals, however, proper nutrition can not be ignored. Jason is very knowledgeable in regards to nutrition, and would love to help you create a diet plan. He will keep you accountable with your diet which will help speed up your results.
- Once I begin working with a personal trainer, what will happen during the sessions?
During your free consultation with Jason, he will ask you some questions about your specific goals and conditions.
During the consultation, which lasts approximately 1 hour, he will gather as much information on your medical and exercise history as possible in order to create the best program for you. Next he will establish realistic goals and discuss the strategies that will be used to accomplish them. Body fat testing, body girth measurements, flexibility, cardio, and strength testing may all be done during the consultation process.
The next session focuses on nutrition. Nutrition is responsible for up to 70% of the programs results. This is why Jason spends up to one hour educating the client into an individualized nutritional program. The programs success is based on the philosophy that each person has to have realistic goals, become educated, and gradually change eating habits.
The next time you meet with Jason, you will start weight resistance and cardiovascular training. Jason will demonstrate proper form and technique and explain to you the fundamentals behind the specific training that you are focusing on. Although high intensity training is the ultimate goal, you can expect to take it easy for the first couple of sessions to allow your body to adjust to the new style of training.
Jason will teach you about cardiovascular training. Depending on your program, he will set you up on cardio goals for each week. There will be a complete cardiovascular schedule for each week of the program. You will learn about high and low intensity cardio and how these styles of training fit into your specific program.
- How many sessions do I need to book?
The number of sessions you book initially will depend on your individual programme. Jason recommends that clients book a minimum of 10 sessions. Costs vary dependent on how Jason structures the sessions, for example a block of ten 90 minute sessions will obviously be more expensive than a block of 10 one hour sessions. Following your consultation, Jason will work with you to devise your programme and tell you how much it will cost.
Call now for a Free Consultation with Jason
Jason provides me with the intense training I need before every fight, I feel stronger and more powerful after each session with Jason, my hand speed and footwork have improved noticeably as well. Thanks Taff!
Joe Selkirk - Pro Boxer
“I’ve been working with Jason for 3 months and have seen amazing results in that time. I have never felt stronger or fitter. Jason is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun!
Jamie - Footballer
“To turn a lifelong couch potato into a gym rat is no small feat. Jason is terrific. He suggests exercise routines that are individualized and challenging, but not more than you can handle. Also, he is a very interesting — and interested — person.”
Matt Francis - Couch Potato