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What to Expect At Your First Workout

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According to a study, 88% of Americans are happier when exercising than scrolling through social media, but your first weeks of training sessions may not feel so smile-worthy. There may be resistance as you physically and mentally adjust, but the good thing about getting personal training is learning how to make exercise enjoyable, so that it does become one of the most enjoyable parts of your day.


Knowing what to expect at your first workout, or two, is key to success. So here’s what your initial training sessions will look like.


1. Assessment Phase


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A certified personal trainer will evaluate and understand your current fitness level. They’ll inquire about your medical history, goals and limitations such as mobility. Learning your exercise history and preferences allows them to tailor-fit the program based on your capabilities, sex, age, and other factors to ensure safety.


We start this right at your initial consultation where we dive into what you've tried in the past, what has worked well for you, what hasn't, and determine what you want to accomplish. At the next few sessions our trainers follow up on this and build your customized program as they gain additional feedback from you, see your performance in the gym, and continue to assess.


2. Warming-Up


After your initial assessment, your workouts will start with your trainer will guiding you through a warm-up routine to condition your body for training. They may ask you to do light pre-workout stretches, bodyweight squats and lunges while observing your movement patterns to determine areas for improvement. This not only prepares your body for the workouts and reduces the risk for injury, but it also helps them decide on the best movements for your body and goals.


3. Performing the Workout


Once the warmup is complete you'll move on to the exercise routine. That will consist of exercises your trainer has determined to fit your strength and endurance levels. They'll first demonstrate the proper form of each exercise while you watch and learn. Next, you'll do them while they observe and correct your form. They'll adjust your movements as needed to maximize your performance and ensure you are moving properly to avoid injury.


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4. Goals and Progress


Your trainer will serve as your accountability partner throughout your fitness journey, teaching you to set achievable goals. For example, if your goal is to tone or lose weight, your trainer will help you break that down into specific and manageable goals.


Then we take things a step further by breaking down the exact daily habits you'll need to achieve those goals and tailoring them to you. Throughout the process your trainer will coach you through them to make sure they are working well for you.


Your trainer will also assign workouts for you to do and coach you through how to do them. One of the biggest advantages of working with a personal trainer is that someone will be there to ensure you stay motivated and disciplined, which is difficult for many on their own. They'll provide the support, encouragement, and guidance you need to stay on track for the longterm.


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Personalization is the best fitness approach, as it considers each individual’s physiology, abilities, needs and preferences. If you’re ready to change your life through tailored training routines and support, book your free VIP Transformation Session and start your journey!

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