What We Do – Personal Training
Our training programs are both INNOVATIVE AND CHALLENGING and specific to meeting each client’s needs.
When you make the decision to invest in a trainer you are making a decision that has the potential to change your life. We understand this and have compiled the brightest and best career personal trainers and nutritionists in the area. To be a great trainer takes a significant amount of hands-on knowledge and experience. The job is not just about instructing sets and reps or understanding the physiology of the body – a fair amount of psychology gained both from study and on-the- job experience is required. This is why all of our trainers have multiple years of experience and are continually expanding their education through nationally recognized schools and certifications.
Another important point about our training programs is that we do not believe that you have to be sore or completely incapacitated after every workout to have the workout be effective and develop muscle. This is a Myth. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is the result of an unaccustomed exercise and is modulated due to type, intensity, and duration or training. What this means is that anything different activity will make you sore. It is possible that the same things that make you sore also signal the body to build more muscle. However, powerful mechanisms exist in the body, with the absence of soreness trigger affects that signal the body to respond with muscle growth.
Another training myth and buzzword in the industry is “Muscle Confusion”. Muscles do not have the capacity to get confused; they don’t think. They do however respond to stimulus and these mechanisms to adaption are well understood in the medical field.
The three primary mechanisms for hypertrophy (muscle gain) are:
1. Mechanical stress
2. Metabolic stress
3. Muscle damage
All of these occur within our training programs and in the absence of soreness. Making our clients sore is not the purpose of training; making the muscles grow is. One’s level of soreness is nothing more than an indicator telling us how he or she is adapting to the workouts and how well their recovery mechanisms are functioning. This information allows us to adapt/change the training program as we learn how the body functions and responds to certain activities. The result, our clients get stronger, look better, and function better in the absence of soreness.