PERSONAL TRAININGWe will design a training program specific to your goals. And, you will have our complete attention. In return, we want everything you can give ... no holding back.
What is a personal trainer?
A personal trainer is someone you can go to to reach ANY conditioning goal you want to achieve. If they cannot help you, they should direct you elsewhere. They should be able to do or have already done what they ask you to do. A personal trainer should have a vested interest in seeing you achieve. As we always tell the fighters we train, “We want you to be better than us”. If we can’t help you reach your goals you should go elsewhere.
We provide training for:
- MMA Fight
- Physical conditioning
- Weight Loss/Gain
- Sport specific such as baseball, football, wrestling, etc.
Why would you want a personal trainer?
People come to train with us for our knowledge. We each have close to 20 years of experience training ourselves and others. If you want that knowledge you can either spend a long period of time getting it yourself or go to someone whose already put in the time and figured it out.
A trainer is there for constant feedback. Regardless of what you think you’re doing and what it looks like in the mirror, you’re probably not doing the exercise correctly.
Also trainers are hired because the trainee needs an external motivator. The trainer should be able to help you plan out your workout based on the goals you want to reach. They should be there to constantly monitor your progress and correct your technique. They should be there to motivate and encourage you.
What is a typical session like?
Well, that depends on the goals of the trainee. We usually like to start with a short 5 to 10 minute warm up period. It should not be a perfunctory jogging in place, arm swings warm up. This is time we spend talking to the trainee getting them mentally and physically ready to get after their workout. It needs to be dynamic. After that we let the person know exactly what we expect of them that day. We review technique and exercise to make sure they’re ready. After the main workout we finish with ab work and stretching. The usual training session is about an hour. Of course, this routine will vary depending on the objective of training (i.e., self-defense, strength building, weight loss, etc.) and personal goals.
What are the signs of a good trainer?
Look at them. They should be able to “walk the walk”. We don’t have anyone do any training that we haven’t tested on ourselves. The workouts are methodically planned out to facilitate reaching YOUR goals.
The trainer has total concentration on your technique and what you are trying to accomplish throughout your workout and should be able to explain it to you in a way you understand it.
They should take a good inventory of your strengths and weaknesses and where there needs to be improvement. A good trainer knows exactly what your limitations are, whether you are really tired or just dogging it and when to push you. A good trainer will constantly dig to find out what it is exactly that you’re trying to accomplish. A good trainer will ask if you have any questions and field those questions as well. They always need to be researching new information and increasing their knowledge base. A good trainer is not afraid to fire you for lack of effort or whininess.
What are the signs of a bad trainer?
Wow. Where do we begin? 90% of all trainers we’ve ever seen are bad. A bad trainer talks to you about a TV show or whatever else while you are doing your techniques. How could you be concentrating on a heavy set of exercise while talking about a moronic reality show you were watching last night.
Another would be what they can do and what they look like. Would you train to get into peak condition with someone who has a gut?! How about someone who can’t even do the exercise themself. A bad trainer gives every one of their trainees the same workout (i.e., the “cookie cutter method”), generally it’s one they saw in the latest fitness magazine.
A bad trainer is training people for the money not the love of it. A bad trainer doesn’t ask you specifically what you want. A bad trainer will not be able to explain to you why you are doing particular exercises. A bad trainer will not be absolute a**hole to you about your exercise technique.
A bad trainer will let you dog it. A bad trainer will not push you to get better. A bad trainer will injure you. A bad trainer will not fire you.
What is the client/trainee’s responsibility in training?
Like we tell all my clients, “We only want everything you’ve got. That’s all”.
You must be specific about what you want. We hate when we ask people what they want to accomplish and they come back with a poorly thought out idea. For example, I want to get toned, I want to get stronger. Tell the trainer what you want to accomplish. Tell them what you want the training to do for you physically, emotionally, etc. You must be realistic and we mean that in this way; don’t expect your trainer to work miracles if you come in once a week and the rest of the week do nothing and eat crappy.
Trainers are not miracle workers. Work your butt off. Come in ready to work. If you’re not getting the results you want sit down with the trainer and reevaluate. Don’t be afraid to fire your trainer if you’re not getting what you want.
How can I get more information?
Contact Steve Woolridge or Roger Jackson to learn more about personal training. They can be reached at 913-544-6299 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .