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In Home Personal Training: Frequently Asked Questions

Does Fundamental Fitness have an exercise studio or gym?

No. We cater to our clients by bringing the gym to them, wherever it is most convenient. Most of our clients prefer to meet with their trainer in the comfort of their own home. If you would prefer to workout in a park, at a health club, or in your corporate or community exercise center, discuss these options with your trainer during your initial consultation.

What kind of equipment do I need at home?

None! Your personal trainer will bring everything needed for a complete, full body workout. Some of the types of equipment that your trainer may use will include hand weights, medicine balls, resistance bands, step benches, stability balls, and a BOSU. If you have your own equipment or a home gym already, show this to your trainer during your initial consultation and they can incorporate what you already have into your workout program.

Do you sell any diet products or supplements?

No. While your trainer will be happy to discuss supplements with you and answer your questions about them, we do not sell any diet products. Our nutrition program is completely based on natural food sources that can be easily found in any grocery store, so no trip to the sports nutrition shop is necessary to follow your customized diet program. Please be careful when evaluating diet or sports nutrition supplements as there are many that make false and misleading claims. We recommend that you always consult a physician first before taking any diet supplement products, especially pills or liquids designed to boost metabolism or block fat and carbohydrate absorption.

How long are the workouts? What are they like?

Each workout session is 60 minutes long. All sessions start and end with a warm up and cool down to properly transition your muscles to exercise. The balance of the time typically consists of strength training exercises designed by your trainer to target each major muscle group in the body. The type, intensity, and duration of each exercise are based on your level of fitness and your goals. There will also be some exercises that focus on balance, aerobic endurance, and flexibility. By the end of the 60 minutes, you will feel tired and your muscles will feel fatigued. Unlike boot-camps, group classes, and DVD workouts, each session with your personal trainer will be tailored to your needs and abilities, so you will not have to worry about keeping up with anyone else.  If you have specific goals regarding flexibility, aerobic endurance, or core strength, your trainer can tailor some of your workouts to focus on those goals.

How long will it take to reach my goals?

The answer to this question will vary with every client. If you have very aggressive goals (very low body fat, being “cut”, running a marathon, etc.), it will obviously take you longer to reach your goals than if you are just looking to generally slim and tone and achieve a normal level of health and wellness. Likewise, your level of commitment is also very important.  Your trainer will provide all of the information, instruction, and tools, but what you choose to do with it is up to you. Clients that follow each component of their program without too much deviation are able to reach their goals much more quickly.

How often should I exercise?

Every day! Seriously, you should always give your body 48 hours of rest between strength training sessions to give your muscles the time they need to recover and repair. Aerobic exercise (running, swimming, biking, Stairmaster, jump rope, etc.) can be done every day. Ideally, you should strength train with your trainer 2-3 times per week, and do 30 minutes or more of aerobic activity at least 3-5 times per week.

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes! Call us if you are interested in giving the gift of fitness to someone special, and we can discuss pricing and options with you directly.

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