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Prior to onboarding a new client, we provide a free no obligation consultation. In the event that the perspective client decides to move forward with us the same day, this process can last up to 90 minutes. Step 1: PAR-Q is a simple self-screening tool used to gauge new client's health state. Using the physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire, we dive right into client’s current health history, medication, nutrition, sleeping habits, work schedule, hydration, injuries, including any medical condition (s) that may preclude he/she from engaging in physical activities. Step 2: Body measurement is vital to the entire equation. We take everything from height, weight, neck, chest, shoulder, waist, adominal, hip, forearms, upper and lower quad, and calves measurement. Step 3: Body Composition is the percentage of a body's weight that is fat tissue. Body composition is the body's amount of fat relative to fat-free mass. Individuals with optimal body composition are typically healthier, move more easily and efficiently, and generally feel better. Just as too little body fat is unhealthy, too much body fat also has harmful effects. Once men exceed approximately 25% and women exceed approximately 35% fat, there is a definite correlation with illness and disease; including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Step 4: Nutrition Development phase begins. We use the data from your body composition and measurements to guide us in developing your meal plan. Nutrition is much more than counting calories, and trying to stay in a calorie deficit. It’s about eating nutrient dense foods. We will teach you how to use protein to combat muscle loss, while digesting fewer carbohydrates for fat loss. Step 5: Physical Assessment Tests - The physical assessment process provides us with a great way to see what your strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to exercise. As we work through each phase of the assessment process, we will talk about your individualized programming, and strategies that will help you achieve your goals. TEST # 1: Strength - As part of our strength assessment, we will ask you to attempt to carry 75% of your body weight split between their hands. For example, if you weighed 100 pounds, you would carry 75 pounds total with 37.5 pounds in each hand. Purpose: Grip strength Postural integrity Strength endurance Gait Core strength TEST #2 Flexibility - To perform this test, you will be asked to do a wall sit with your back against the wall, hips and knees flexed to a 90° angle. Next, you will be asked to lift one leg 2 inches off the floor and hold it for as long as you can. You will the repeat prove for the other foot. Purpose: Assess lower body muscular endurance TEST #3: Assault/Air Bike- This is a conditioning test. You will be given 10 minutes to complete 70 calories on the assault/air bike. Once completed, your heart rate would be taken. Purpose: Measure current cardiovascular health TEST #4: YMCA 3-Minute Step Test. The delivery of this test will depend on your age, current health state, and whether or not your joints can handle stepping up and down on a 12 inch box. Like the assault/air bike test, this too is a conditioning test designed to measures your aerobic (cardiovascular) fitness level based on how quickly your heart rate returns to normal after exercise. Obviously the fitter you are, the quicker your heart rate will return to normal after exercise. Purpose: Measure current cardiovascular health TEST 5: The Rockport 1 Mile Walking Test is a sub-maximal field test to estimate VO2 max in males and females ages 20 to 69 years. The participant is required to walk one mile (1.6 kilometers) as quickly as possible. The test is easily administered and is well-suited for sedentary and/or older individuals. VO₂ max is the maximum rate of oxygen consumption measured during incremental exercise; that is, exercise of increasing intensity. The name is derived from three abbreviations: "V" for volume, "O₂" for oxygen, and "max" for maximum.
My training, background, and education regarding exercise and fitness is from National Academy of Sports Medicine. Each day, I spend time studying the principle training method of respected and world renowned trainers such as Charles Glass (Godfather of Body Building), Jeff Cavaliere (Athlean-X) and Dr. Jym Stoppani - so that I can better deliver my clients with exceptional, and science based training. No "gimmicks" or "instagram" training. I have received accreditation from National Academy of Sports Medicine in: -Certified Personal Training -Youth Exercise Specialist -Group Class Instruction -Fitness Nutrition Specialist