What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
For a three-month, once a week commitment, prices range from$27 for small group training, $46 for semi-private training and $78 for personal training within five miles of Fairfax, CA. Longer travel distances and less frequent meetings might be slightly more.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I begin by discussing their goals, their commitment to achieving them, their past efforts and setbacks, and then I do an evaluation of strength, endurance, flexibility. If weight loss is a goal, I set up a nutritional program for them and I take body fat and circumference measurements. I design the program with their fitness level and goals in mind.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
ACE Personal Trainer
IDEA Advanced Level Personal Trainer
Crossfit Level I Coach Certified
AIFE Older Adult Fitness Certified
AIS Activated Isolated Stretching Certified
Group Cycling Certified
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I grew up playing tennis, cycling, figure skating and dancing. When Jazzercise became popular in the 1980's, I began teaching it and moved into fitness.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with clients from teenagers to those in their 90's. Most are folks in their 40's-60's who realize this the best and last chance they have to improve the quality of t heir lives into their later years.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Please see two before/after clients on my website. Both took a year or longer.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure your trainer can do more than sit you on a machine and count reps.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Discuss your issues: injuries, exercise background, current state of health, goals, attempts to reach your goals...and see how the professional proposes to work with you.