My Personal Training
My Personal Training
With Guidance from written workouts that I provide and taking what you’ve learned from our time together, I push all my clients to follow a training program outside of our sessions together. I think it is so important for everyone to be able to workout on their own. Being able to work through an exercise program independently brings a new kind of confidence and knowledge, which increases the chance of success in sticking with it long term.
Although Fit-InMotion Personal Training is my business, I operate out Vive Fitness. Vive Fitness is a small gym set up for personal trainers and their clients. We are a collection of private contractors. The address for the gym is 4023 Ne Hancock St, Portland, OR 97212. Because of complications with Google (Google not allowing multiple businesses claim the same address), I had to claim my Google Maps listing outside of the actual gym. Sorry for the confusion!
Key Elements to my Personal Training Program
- Personal training sessions: a holistic fitness program incorporating weight lifting and cardiovascular exercise
- Prescribed Exercise program: a routine to follow outside of our sessions
- Flexibility/mobility training: Teaching to stretch and roll daily
- Diet and nutrition guidance: aid clients in choosing a diet plan that works for them
- Regular contact: to monitor progress and motivate
- Weight loss and fitness assessments: to track progress
- Stress: understanding and learning to manage
- General population
- Youth fitness
- Elderly training
- Group buddy training
- Pre-post natal
- Weight loss
- Weight gain
- Zen living
My Workouts Incorporate
- Cardiovascular exercise: promote endurance and longevity
- Strength training: build muscle and overall strength through resistance training
- Core conditioning: develop core strength to support a healthy back
- High-intensity interval training: burn a max amount of fat while building a max amount of muscle and strength
- Balance training: build and maintain proper poster over the body’s support base
- Flexibility/mobility exercises: improve range of motion to perform exercises with proper form
- Corrective exercises: correct muscular imbalances, poor posture, and abnormal movement patterns through specific exercises
- Speed and agility drills: enhance foot coordination and speed
- Plyometrics: increase muscles ability to exert maximum force in short time intervals
Although every session varies, depending on each client’s specific needs, there is a format that I typically follow.
- Foam rolling (myofascial release)/dynamic warm up: I start out each session with some kind of dynamic warm-up and or myofascial release. This step is an important step in releasing trigger points and preventing injury.
- Cardiovascular/mobility warm up: Warming up the body through a cardiovascular and or mobility exercise is step two. Example: row machine, arm circles, stationary bike, ladder drills etc.
- The workout: Following the warm up, the real workout begins! I typically set my workouts up into circuits (two to four exercises executed in sequence and repeated two to three times)
- Stretching: I set at least 10 minutes aside at the end of each workout to stretch. A fitness program that does not incorporate sufficient stretching is a ticking time bomb for injuries to occur.
Reasons for Personal Training
- Need Motivation: For many, the problem is a lack of motivation to start or follow through with a program. Having a fitness trainer who will help keep accountability and motivation is paramount. Having weekly scheduled workouts is ground zero for getting the ball rolling. Beyond that, having a laid out program to be followed outside of those sessions is another key to success.
- Break Through a Plateau: There are those who have a sense of what to do in the gym but need direction. They’ve been working out for some time on their own but aren’t getting the results they planned for. A personal trainer with a fresh perspective and new ideas is a great way to combat plateaus.
- Sports Specific Individualized Program: There are many who are looking for a workout program that’s tailored to increase their performance in a particular sport. A knowledgeable personal trainer can map out a comprehensive fitness program that maximizes performance and safety.
- Specific Injury, Illness or Condition: People who have handicaps, such as diabetes, hip replacement(s) or an old injury that’s still is an issue could benefit from working with an experienced fitness trainer. Finding a trainer who will work with your doctor if needed to help heal injuries and prevent further problems is important.