What to Wear:
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Tank tops
are recommended as they allow for the best range of motion. I
will ask you to remove any loose jewelry as it can get caught
in the equipment. You'll need a good pair of tennis shoes,
too. If we're working out of my
office location, you may bring your workout clothes
(and/or a change of clothing) and change in a private bathroom
before and after your session.
What to Bring:
You will want to bring a small notebook and pen with you,
to keep track of your progress and take notes on any exercises
you might want to perform at home. I have a water cooler and
towels for your convenience, but you may bring your own if you
Before Your Session:
Please eat a high-protein snack or meal approximately one
hour before our workout. A good protein shake is an excellent
choice; see my Resources page for
some recommendations. Please also drink liberal amounts of
water before, during and after your workout.
The Typical Workout:
A standard workout takes approximately one hour. We will
begin with a series of warm-ups and stretches, designed to
prepare your body for more strenuous activity. Then, depending
on the training program we've
designed, I will guide you through a series of exercises
targeted to help you reach your fitness goals. When you've
completed your routine, we'll do some cool-down work and
stretch again, to help your muscles recover.
I will play a selection of upbeat music throughout your
workout to help keep the energy levels high! If you have your
own favorite workout tracks on either iPod or CD, you're
welcome to bring them with you.
After Your Session:
Bring a small "clean" protein supplement and carb
snack – Protein bar or drink and a piece of fruit, for
example - to eat after your session. A little boost of natural
sugar helps replace your body's reserves and helps keep you
from feeling shaky after intense exercise. If you are using
any post-workout nutritional supplements (such as creatine)
you are welcome to bring them to take after your session. I
would also highly recommend that your next full meal,
following your workout, contain a good source of lean protein
and complex carbs with a serving of veggies.
If we are working at my
office location, there is a private bathroom in which you
may change after your workout if you would like.
I am, of course, willing to work with you as many days of
the week as you would like! However, many of my clients don't
find that cost-effective and prefer to work out with me once
or twice a week, and to work out on their own in between to
maximize the benefits of their program. I will show you
exercises that you can perform at home or at your own gym in
between our sessions, and highly recommend that all clients
work out 3 - 5 days of every week to see the best results. You
can take a look at my Resources
page for suggestions on fitness equipment that can be used in
the comfort and privacy of your own home, with great results!