What's it Actually Like?
What are my personal training sessions like?
They’re currently 100% zoom-based, so show up from wherever you are, as long as you have an internet connection and a device with a screen.
How we get started:
We have a 20-60 min free consultation in which you tell me all the things that feel relevant!
Then we both take a few days to decide if we want to work together, after which point, if we say yay, I give you some paperwork to fill out, and we agree on a start date and regular schedule.
What are the actual workouts like?
Though the workouts you’ll do are always geared toward your personal goals, they’re also always a little different: I modulate what I ask of you each session based on how you’re feeling that day (both emotionally and physically), what I’m seeing during the warm up, and any other feedback you give me.
I’ll model the exercises, explain their purpose, and tell you the number of repetitions, sets, and/or times; then I’ll watch you closely as you do them, giving you feedback on form.
What equipment will I need?
It’s helpful if you have a pair of light dumbbells (2-10lbs), but if you have zero equipment, that’s perfectly fine –we’ll use your body weight or a couple cans of beans from the cupboard!
How will you help me actually make gains?
I’ll encourage you to push against your physical and cardiovascular thresholds when I can see that you are able, even if you don’t think you are –but you’ll always have the ultimate say.
Pushing against these thresholds regularly is the way you make gains. It’s just that simple.
What if I can’t do what you’re asking?
Because I’m a human being (versus an app), I will build a relationship with you, and if I see you flagging, I will often know whether it’s because of something going on in your life or because of a physical setback, and if I don’t know, I’ll ask you about it. Sometimes you haven’t slept or eaten well; sometimes you’ve had a big night; sometimes you’re a bit under the weather or you’re dehydrated. The reason for the flagging will determine whether I push you harder because I can see that it’s mind-over-matter, or pull back because I know it’s not safe or healthy to keep going in the moment ––or tell you we’re taking the day off because I can see that your body simply needs rest.
How often do we meet?
One, two, or three times per week –it’s flexible, never set in stone.
We may work together for a short period of time or years –all to be determined by the two of us as a team!