What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First is a complimentary interview. Going over goals and present health and any physical or mental obstacles that the prospective client needs to overcome. Once I have been hired then an assessment is given with a few simple fitness tests then a workout plan will be designed to the clients specific needs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Even with the 30 years of experience I continue to learn more and more through seminars, clinics, and through the National Strength Coaches Association. There is no substitute for learning more.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My most popular:
Two sessions per week is my most popular, It offers two great workouts per week so you can be assured you will see results even quicker and stay on track towards success while building momentum each week to maintain motivation. My rates vary from $35 to $55 per session depending on travel time, or if involves rehab.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
After working in a health club atmosphere for quite a few years I wanted the one on one private approach to personal fitness training. In this type of atmosphere it is much more on a personal level.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with the average working person who just wants to look and feel better to clients who are athletes, those with type 2 diabetes , hip replacements, shoulder replacements, knee replacement. Also those who need to lose anywhere from 10 to 100lbs.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I had the opportunity to be hired by the world famous author JA Jance. Her physician had recommended me. In the beginning she could not do a single get up out of a chir without using the arms or in the restroom. After working with her and her husband they have both lost over 60 pounds in 8 months, and they both can perform over 20 sit to stands without using their arms. There balance has also improved over 60%.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure the trainer has at least 5 years experience and has worked with a wide range of age groups. Explains to you what expectations are needed to reach your goals.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
How long has he/she been a personal trainer? Can they provide references? Does the trainer provide a free interview?