If you’re considering taking the plunge and starting a personal training program, you may wonder what to expect during your first session. After all, you’ve heard the horror stories of grueling workouts and overbearing trainers. While it’s true that some trainers may push you to your limits, the truth is that most trainers are professional and will take the time to get to know you and your goals before putting you through your paces.
Let’s discuss what you need to expect during your first personal training session.
Get to Know Your Trainer
At the start of your first session with your trainer, you’ll have a chance to get to know them and discuss your fitness goals. Be honest and open about your fitness level and any medical concerns so your trainer can create an appropriate program. With your trainer’s help, you can create the best plan to reach your desired fitness level.
Get Ready to be Assessed
A fitness assessment is a process that helps a trainer understand an individual’s physical fitness level. It typically involves measuring body fat percentage, testing flexibility and strength, and assessing cardiovascular endurance. This assessment helps the trainer determine the individual’s fitness starting point and track progress over time.
Work it Out!
After the assessment, it’ll be time to start your workout. Your coach will explain the exercises you’ll be doing and help you to know the right way to do them. Your workout can include weight training, aerobic activities, and stretching depending on what you want to achieve. Your trainer will be there while you exercise to motivate you and provide helpful tips on how you do the exercises.
At the end of the session, your trainer will review your goals and assess your progress. They will discuss any additional steps you can take to help you reach your goals and provide tips on nutrition and lifestyle to support you in your journey.
What to Bring to Your First Personal Training Session
Beginning a personal training program can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. You want to remember everything and show up prepared. To make sure you’re ready for your first session, here’s a list of items to bring:
- Water Bottle
Hydration is key to a successful workout. Make sure to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout your session.
Bring a towel to wipe away sweat during your workout.
- Comfortable Clothing
Wear clothes that are comfortable and allow you to move freely. Make sure they’re manageable and tight enough.
- Running Shoes
Invest in a pair of good running shoes specifically designed for the type of exercise you’ll be doing.
Bring a healthy snack after your workout to refuel your muscles and replenish energy.
The Bottom Line
Your first personal training session will be an important step in helping you reach your fitness goals. Your trainer will provide the guidance and support you need to start your fitness journey. You can expect to see results in no time by following your personalized program!
Are you ready to start your first training session? The Fit Factor PT provides a personal trainer just for you! We customize your program to fit your individual needs and lifestyle so that you can get the most out of your workouts. Get in touch today to get started!
Chad has been my personal trainer for over 10 years. He is very dedicated and resourceful as a trainer. I would highly recommend Chad. He has kept my body healthy through all these years and in my 50s. Chad is also very accommodating to working with your schedule. Wouldn't go anywhere else.
I love working out with Chad! I have been working out with him for the past year and a half and have had the best results compared with other trainers. Chad’s dedication to his clients, humor, warmth and expertise are a winning combination. I look forward to our sessions and always leave feeling stronger, more flexible and energetic. I highly recommend Chad.
I have been working with Chad (the trainer) for almost three years now and have gone through an amazing transformation! He bonds greatly with his clients and is a very qualified trainer. He tailors workouts to individual clients and has helped me perform better as an equestrian and achieve my physique goals. If you are looking for a great one-on-one trainer, I would highly recommend.
When I started going to the fit factor I went in thinking I had a pretty good knowledge of weight lifting and exercise without having much to improve. I was so wrong! Chad was incredible and really took the time to explain and show proper technique as well as a variety of different exercises that I had never done before. I now have much more confidence in my form and have a really great and well rounded routine. Additionally, Chad catered to my personal goals and really listened to what I wanted to accomplish. I cannot recommend The fit factor and Chad enough!
I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!
Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!
I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!
I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!