Personal Training at Jim's Gym
At Jim's Gym we consider Personal Training to be an integral component of our overall operation. With that in mind we have selected a small group of highly skilled and experienced trainers to support our clients' pursuit of their health and fitness goals.
Questions and Answers
1. What is Personal Training?
As the name suggests, Personal Training (PT) refers to personalized training programs offered to individuals and/or small groups. These programs are designed to meet the specific needs of each participant in areas such as:
- enhanced physical fitness (aerobic, strength, and flex training)
- weight loss or weight gain
- injury rehabilitation (including cardiac rehab)
- pre and post natal training
- nutritional counselling
- sport perfomance (for all ages)
A PT program and schedule will be established for our clients which will accomodate their schedule and needs.
2. What kind of person should consider Personal Training?
Anyone interested in improving their physical state and/or health profile should conside Personal Training. It is an excellent option for those looking for a motivational boost, a more organized approach to their gym training, or even simply a regular tune-up to their training program.
3. How often should I see a Personal Trainer?
How often one uses a Personal Trainer is really quite variable depending upon one's individual needs and desires. Some choose to see their PT three times per week, others once a week. While still others, after solidly establishing their workout regimen, will settle into a once a month visit with their PT.
4. How do I choose a Personal Trainer?
The selection of a Personal Trainer is important. First, and foremost, it is essential that you choose a trainer with whom you relate well to and vice versa. All the knowledge in the world will not make up for an inability by the two of you to connect. It is also important that both you and your trainer come to an agreement on what your goals are and how to achieve them. Next, you need a trainer who posesses both the skills and experience necessary to coach you to achieve your stated goals and, finally, it is always a good thing when you enjoy the whole process.
Now, back to the original question.. You choose your trainer by learning what is important to you (see above) and then interviewing prospective candidates. If, after the interview you are still uncertain, an actual session with a prospective candidate should help you arrive at an appropriate choice.
5. Is Personal Training expensive?
Personal Training can range in cost from $30 to $120 or more per session depending upon a) the skill and experience of the trainer, b) the quality and scope of the facility used by the trainer, c) the location of the training site, d) the number of sessions purchased, and e) the existing demand for the PT service. As you will see from the PT fee schedule below, our prices at Jim's Gym fall somewhere in the middle of the price range.
The value of the PT comes from its ability to enhance your experience in the gym. By accomplishing more in in a shorter time frame, by indentifying your goals, achieving them more effectively, safely, and enjoyably, and then establishing new goals, your time in the gym will be better spent.
Most individuals who use a PT feel that, as their time is a highly valuable commodity, the cost of PT is a bargain.
6. What does Personal Training cost?
Our rates range from $30.00 to $60 per session + GST.
Prices are dependent on the package of sessions purchased.
7. When should I begin?
If you have decided that Personal Training is right for you, then there is no time like the present!