The initial consultation typically lasts about 30-45 minutes. Your trainer will ask you a series of questions and offer his recommendations based on your answers. A consultation is highly recommended before you start training. This will assist your trainer in compiling a well formulated training routine and to better understand your fitness goals.
The initial consultation can be conducted at any location of your choice. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, Todd Coburn will call you to confirm a convenient place to meet. Questions can be answered directly by calling:
Todd will review your availability and schedule your weekly training sessions accordingly. It’s recommend to start with 2-3 sessions a week, after a few weeks you can discuss an increase or decrease depending upon your results.
Proper Workout Gear
It’s advisable to dress in workout clothes as you could be asked to perform a series of exercises. Proper workout gear includes the following: high-impact running shoes, comfortable clothes, a towel and a bottled water.
Filling out Paperwork
Your trainer will first provide you with a few forms to fill out. Questions may include a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) and health-exercise history to ensure you are ready to begin training.
Goals & Expectations
It’s critical to keep your trainer well informed, so feedback and asking questions is well advised. The more your trainer knows about you, the better. You will be asked about your daily diet habits and/or details about your current workout routine.
Body Fat & Measurements
If your goals are related to losing weight, your trainer may take quantitative measurements in order to track your progress. You will most likely receive either a skinfold body fat measurement or a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA).