A: I have a collection of equipment from over 14 years of personal training. I bring everything you need. Many of my clients buy a few of their own favorite pieces to use when they are not working with me as well.
Q: Do you work with people with injuries?
A: Over the years I have worked with and helped clients rehab and get stronger after knee replacements, back surgeries, hip replacements, torn rotator cuffs, scoliosis, arthritis and many other injuries as well. We start slow, follow protocols and work together to get you back to an active lifestyle.
Q: I don’t have a lot of space to workout in. Will, that work?
A: I can give you an effective workout in a walk-in closet. We don’t need a lot of space. You just need a customized program to help you achieve your goals.
Q: Where do you travel to?
A: I work throughout Chester County in Downingtown, West Chester, Chester Springs, Malvern, Exton, Westtown, Chadds Ford, Kennett Square, Garnet Valley, and Newtown Square.
Q: Do you help with diet?
A: I am not a dietitian but I do help quite a bit with nutrition. Diet is an important part of training. We start with an assessment where I determine your resting metabolic rate and we set your caloric intake from there. Whole foods and portion control are all part of the program.
Q: What is covered in the assessment?
A: I use an amazing software package called Bodyevolver that asks a series of questions regarding family health history, past and present injuries, body fat measurement, flexibility testing, resting metabolic rate, goal setting, and lifestyle questionnaire. I use all of this information to plan and write a program to help you reach your goals.
Q: How often should I train with you each week?
A: I recommend lifting 2-3 times per week depending on you and your current situation. To see the best results, lifting needs to be done at least twice per week, ideally three. I recommend you do cardio on your own. However, I will give you a cardio plan as well.
Q: What is online training and how does it work, and who is it good for?
A: Online training is a new program I started about 6 months ago. Here’s how it works. You receive a link to download a free app. When you log in and create your password, you will be brought to a calendar with a schedule telling you exactly what to do each day. Click on the day and your workout is there with videos and complete instructions for each exercise. All programs are custom to the client. This is a great option for clients who travel often and do not want to miss any sessions with me. They may train in person and then have to travel. In this case, they would use an online program for those situations where they are not able to train at home with me. A hybrid plan where they do a combination of online and in-person training can be ideal for busy professionals. Some of my clients may have trained with me for several months or years and want to pare down to an online program. They still receive an awesome new program, skype calls and training advice, however, they do not see me in-person.