Am I the Right Trainer For You?
Although I’m trained to work with adults of all ages, I specialize in working with clients over 50 who are new to exercise, unsure what to do to improve their health and longevity or in need of help accomplishing specific fitness goals like weight loss. I find that many mature clients prefer working with a personal trainer closer to their own age.
To help ensure that I’m the right personal trainer for you, I encourage all prospective clients to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.
If you hire Longevity Home Fitness, I will ask you about your health history, lifestyle, fitness goals, exercise history and preferences. To protect your health and safety, I may ask you to talk to your doctor before proceeding any further. In order to develop a safe and effective exercise program for you and to establish a baseline against which we can track progress in meeting your goals, I will collect information on your height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure, body composition and cardiovascular fitness. I generally conduct brief postural and movement assessments.
Equipped with this information, I’ll develop a training program that begins where you are and moves you toward goal achievement. My programs emphasize cardiovascular health, flexibility, balance, muscular strength and endurance. We can do a lot with minimal equipment, and I will supply what we need.
How we implement your training program will depend on your goals and commitment to achieving them, your exercise experience, your schedule and your budget. A personal training program is useless if you don’t know how to do the exercises or lack the motivation to do them on your own. Consistency and good technique are essential to prevent injury and to get the results you want. At a minimum, I ask you to purchase at least four sessions of personal training. That way I can demonstrate each movement and watch you perform it, correcting your posture or technique as needed. I can also make workout modifications.
If you want to exercise with a friend, spouse or partner, we can do that too. You can share the session cost.
If you like the motivational techniques used on shows like The Biggest Loser, I’m not the personal trainer for you. I will encourage you to try new things and prod you toward achieving your fitness goals, but I am low key and patient. I want you to look forward to exercising not dread it.