What to Expect
At Storm Fitness, we like to spend the first session really getting to know you. Because of this, the first session will typically last longer than 60 minutes so that we can spend extra time to discuss your training needs and goals as well as address any medical concerns you may have. We want you to feel comfortable and that means us getting to know you no matter how long it takes!
We will go over a liability form and medical history questionnaire in detail with you and answer any questions you might have before we begin our training session. The first session is usually a gentle one as it’s a time for our trainers to get an understanding of where you stand physically, as well as a time for you to get comfortable with the trainer and understand our unique training style. This is also a good time to discuss any physical limitations or concerns you might have such as knee, neck or back problems. Depending on the degree of the injury, clearance by your doctor may be requested before beginning training. The training session will end with 10-15 minutes of assisted stretching which helps to cool the body down and keeps the muscles long, lean and flexible.
Your Fitness Objectives
At the end of the session we will discuss your program objectives and give you some fitness homework. Once you become familiar with the exercises we expect that you will also incorporate training on your own. Your trainer will discuss with you the balanced cardio and strength program they have designed for you and you will be expected to carry out certain aspects of this balanced exercise program on your own. The end of the session is also the time when we can discuss recommendations in your diet, session packages and appointment times or any other questions that might be on your mind.
Tracking Your Progress
At the client’s request, measurements and body fat percentage will be taken. This was once a standard practice; however, we found that many clients were overly focused on their body fat percentage number which often times lead to poor self-esteem when they were only in the early stages of their fitness program. Instead, Storm Fitness wants our clients focused on their fitness goals such as improved flexibility, increased strength and additional vitality….the loss in body fat comes along with all of this naturally. Because we are a firm believer in the mind/body connection, we prefer to focus on girth measurements and the fit of your clothes. That said, we are willing to take body fat measurements if this is something you would like in your program and feel would benefit you. Our goal is to keep you in a healthy frame of mind – one that is positive and goal oriented. You can only achieve what you believe and we want to make a believer out of you!