I want to make DHPT your best value, best results option for Personal Training in Brunswick or Oakleigh, so here’s all the information on what happens in your first five weeks of training. New clients always tend to be a bit surprised (pleasantly, I should add!) with just how much they get, so I thought it was a good idea to write it all up for any prospective clients browsing the site.
Why start at the beginning though? Lets cut to the chase!
My goal is to train new clients up until a point where they are confident and able to continue training on their own without my supervision, with a unique program designed to suit their needs and goals. In most cases by the fifth week of training we will have a full program established, including gym sessions, stretching, and at-home exercises to keep you active between sessions.
I like to think most clients will continue training with me long beyond these first five weeks, but there is no hard sell. You could continue with the program without me, and then come back for another five weeks when you are ready to advance to a new level.
What happens on the first session?
Session One is is our assessment session where we go through some activities designed to identify any biomechanical issues that need to be addressed in the program. These can be flexibility, postural or other issues.
For this assessment I use my Natural Human Movement sheet. I’ve talked before about the various movements that are natural for an adult human to be able to perform in the course of daily life. Due to biomechanical issues caused by a modern lifestyle many people are not able to correctly perform these movements, and as a result develop poor posture and risk injury (at work or at home) due to incorrect lifting technique. The results of this assessment help me to come up with the right program for each new client.
Your unique fitness program begins here:
There are a handful of exercises that I believe everyone should be doing, as they activate the most muscles, improve core strength, and burn the most calories. With that being said and as already discussed above, not everyone is able to perform these movements right away. For this reason (and subject to the results of our Natural Movement Assessment in Session One) we may begin our training program with descended or simplified versions, working towards a goal of advancing to the real thing.
Aside from these few exercises, the bulk of the program will consist of exercises selected specifically to suit the new client’s unique goals and individual needs. These exercises may be chosen for functional reasons, to improve posture, or simply for aesthetics.
Nutrition and Weight Loss:
Good nutrition is vital to reach any physical fitness goal, so I’ve created my exclusive Nutrition Calculator to track your intake of calories from protein, carbohydrates, sugars, fats and saturated fats, as well as dietary fibre. Remember; to gain size and strength you need to eat more and lift heavy! To lose body fat and tone up, you need to eat less and (still) lift heavy!
What about cardio?
Cardio is important, but you’re not paying me to stand around while you’re on the treadmill – are you? Instead, lets talk about some boxing drills, body weight circuits and interval training. It’s a LOT more fun.
Get active every day for best results:
I believe DHPT is unbeatable value because in addition to your Personal Training sessions with me in the gym and all of the tools you’ll need to create a nutrition program you can actually stick to, I’ll also show you how to work out at home, with no expensive equipment, to stay active every day.
What are you waiting for? Lets start NOW!