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What Should I Know When Meeting My Personal Trainer for the First Time?

With a lot of gyms closed due to the still ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, you probably haven’t had a chance to pursue your fitness goals. However, now it’s time to start thinking about getting started again. Your trusted gym in Vacaville, CA, Maximum Fitness, has already reopened.

If you want to try something new and experience a customized fitness program, personal training sessions are definitely worth considering. They come with many perks, especially if you have an experienced trainer by your side who will guide you through the entire process and help you achieve noticeable results fast.

What should I expect at my first personal training session?

These are some of the things that you may expect to happen during your first session, so take a closer look and get ready:

Goal-setting discussion

One of the main reasons why people decide to hire a personal trainer is that they want a fitness program that is specifically tailored to their abilities and needs. However, to be able to build a fitness routine that will hit the sweet spot for you, your trainer needs to get to know you first.

So, before you come to your initial session, think about all the things that you want to share, including your goals, desires, preferences, certain medical conditions that your trainer has to be aware of, and similar topics. Based on your input, your trainer will get a clear picture of what plan will suit you best and enable him or her to design sessions that you’ll be fully satisfied with.           

Fitness assessment

In general, a fitness assessment consists of several tests, including:

  • Movement assessment designed to examine your joint alignment, range of motion, and similar
  • Flexibility analysis targeted at different muscle groups
  • Body composition test and measurements
  • Posture assessment
  • Aerobic fitness test etc.

Every trainer has its own way of assessing the fitness levels of their new clients and may decide to perform all the tests at once or over a couple of sessions.

Creating a plan

Once your trainer has insight into what you WANT and what you CAN do, they will be able to give you an outline of your fitness plan. Knowing what to expect will help you stay focused. Finally - the workout begins!

How do I prepare for my first personal training session?

To get the most out of your first personal training session, you should come prepared, and here is how:

  • Pick the date and stick to it. Every beginning is hard, but postponing it won’t make things easier.
  • Purchase gym-suitable clothes. Wear breathable materials that will make you feel comfortable during your workout.
  • Don’t over eat before your workout. It’s better to stick to light foods and eat at least an hour before the beginning of the training.
  • Bring water so that you can re-hydrate during the workout.
  • Be prepared to discuss your injury history. This is important information that your trainer will use to determine what type of exercises you can or can’t do.
  • Arrive on time and enjoy it!

Want to try out personal training sessions right here in Vacaville, CA?

Visit us here at Maximum Fitness. We have reopened recently! Personal training sessions await you! We are located in close proximity of Andrews Park in downtown Vacaville, so wherever you live, you won’t have trouble finding us.

Our seasoned, certified personal trainers will do their best to tailor their sessions to YOU. They will help you stay motivated and overcome any difficulties along the way with success. Reach out to us or visit our website for more information.