A question we are often asked ➡ "how do I get started?"
Here at Garage Studio Fitness, we offer a complimentary Fitness Consultation + Assessment to all our new and interested clients. I know what you're thinking.. sounds kind of scary, right?! Don't worry, I promise it's not! A consultation is one of the best ways to ensure you are set up for success when it comes to reaching your fitness goals! In today's post, I'm going to walk you through what it looks like.
Phase 1: Introductions
First things first. We need to get to know who you are as an individual. Everyone is unique, we all have our own goal(s), strengths, limitations, and driving motivators.
Identifying your starting point and fitness goal is so important. Maybe you've never stepped foot in a gym before or you currently workout but aren't sure how to take your routine to the next level. By starting with an open and honest conversation with your trainer, it allows us to identify and set clear expectations and align your individual workout and/or nutrition program with exactly what you want to achieve.
Here are some examples of questions we will ask you during you fitness consultation + assessment:
- What are your specific fitness goals?
- Tell me a little bit about your current routine.
- What is your motivation?
- Do you have any hesitations or concerns?
- What are your expectations when hiring a personal trainer?
- & so much more.
Phase 2: Physical Assessment
In order for us to clearly identify your starting point, we assess three physical components during your physical fitness assessment: postural, strength, and aerobic capacity.
1. The postural assessment is conducted by performing a bodyweight overhead squat. This will help us identify any tight or underactive muscles or abnormal movement patterns.
2. The push and pull assessment performed on the cable machine. These movements measure your muscular strength and endurance in your push, pull, and core muscles.
3. Lastly, the three minute step test to measure your aerobic condition. We will measure your heart rate at the start and end of the test. Aerobic capacity is important whether your goal is to building muscle, losing weight, or condition for a sporting event.
Remember, a fitness assessment is never to measure how "bad" we are at a certain thing - it's a tool to help us focus our energy and training methods on enhancing, correcting, and building upon what we already have.
Phase 3: Our Findings
As our fitness consultation + assessment comes to an end, we like to sit down with each individual to explain more in depth the findings and results of each physical assessment. From here, we provide our recommendations based on your results and your goal(s).
Now that you've had a taste of what a fitness consultation + assessment is like here at Garage Studio Fitness, we hope that you join us for one soon - it's FREE.