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632 Crabb River Rd
Richmond, Tx 77469

DarleneT @ WaistMgt.com

(832) 723-4396

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1) What does a personal trainer actually do?

Well, that depends on the personal trainer. Some personal trainers only show you exercises and count sets. I actually meet with you and find out as much about your lifestyle and goals as possible. Then, when we are both crystal clear on what we will accomplish together, I will design a training program for you and show you exactly how to do everything you need to do. I can also design a full nutrition plan that fits into your lifestyle based around foods you like. Although most typical training sessions only last an hour, I am always accessible via phone and email for all of my clients to provide you unlimited support.

2) What kind of results should I expect working with a personal trainer?

It really depends on how much effort you put into your training program. I believe the old saying goes, "You get out of it what you put into it." In 6 weeks, clients typically lose between 5 and 15 pounds of body fat (that isn't scale weight, just the bad weight you want to get rid of). It is important to remember that you may only be in the gym with me 2-5 hours per week, so what will make you or break you is what you choose to do when you're NOT with me. (and it is my responsibility to provide you with those tools to be successful). Of course, the closer you follow the lifestyle changes I develop for you, the better results you will have.

3) What does the initial consultation consist of?

The initial consultation, in person or over the telephone, gives us the opportunity to get to know one another and discuss your fitness goals. It also gives me the chance to explain my training style and what I have to offer. The next step is to schedule your initial workout, a one-hour, complimentary session with no-obligation. During this session, I will perform an initial health assessment, check for muscle imbalances and postural deviations, measure your body fat percentage, take circumference measurements and design a full workout to give you the opportunity to see if we work well together.

4) How often should I use a trainer and what program should I choose?

This is very dependent on the individual and there are a few factors to consider, including budget, prior exercise experience, and how quickly you want to achieve your goals. An honest, professional trainer should be able to give you an honest assessment and make a recommendation on what they feel would be your best course of action. I have some clients that just want a basic grasp of how to workout and only meet with me a few times, and I have some clients that have been training with me for years. It really depends on what you want as an individual.

5) How is an exclusive personal trainer different from a trainer at a corporate gym like Bally's or even an establishment like 24 Hour Fitness?

First and foremost, I am an independent small business owner. That means that I have no affiliation with any gym. I work for my clients only, and I make my own schedule. Unfortunately, many corporate trainers are paid bonuses and are under a lot of pressure to sell clients supplements and other things they may not need. Also, many corporate gyms don't require trainers to have a top certification (I recommend that you always ask trainers what certifications they hold!). Their job is to keep you coming in, whether you're making progress or not, and their workout routines are designed for the masses. I design each program and nutritional regimen from scratch, based on the individual's needs, goals, and current fitness level.


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