What You Need to Know About In Home Training
Questions about M Factor Fitness In Home Personal Training?
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I can work with any budget. I have spent my life figuring out weight loss and I would love the opportunity to help you. We can do online training for $10/month. You can download the app for free and get custom workouts. If we meet in person, we can train one on one or do a small group. In home training is $55 an hour for one-on one, $70 an hour for groups of 2-5 (everybody splits the cost. Not $70 apiece) $10/month for online training.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I offer a free 30 minute consultation. This is not a sales pitch. This is an opportunity for us to talk and see if this is a good fit. for you. It is important that I know your goals and why this is important to you. It is also equally important that you feel comfortable with me. If we decide to work together, I will put together a custom plan for you that will be at your ability level but challenging. I will try and make small changes you can easily fit into your life so you get lasting results.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified Elite Trainer with the ISSA, Certified Master Trainer with the NFPT, Level 1 Nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition, Certified Specialist in Corrective Exercise and have several certifications in Sports Nutrition.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I grew up tall, gangly and weak. Having asthma, I spent a good part of my life sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else do sports. Yes, I got pushed around in school and had low self-esteem. At age 15, I was a freshman in high school and couldn’t do a push-up or run a lap around the track. I flunked every presidents fitness test I ever took. But don’t feel sorry for me, I didn’t even feel sorry for myself. I was just fed up. The decision I made at that point changed my life. I went against the advice of Doctors and my parents and started working out. It was brutal at first. You know how kids are. You get get teased because you are an easy target. Then you go to a gym and you get teased because you are the weakest one there. But I had a plan. If I wasn’t born with the genetics to do this, I would simply be more consistent and work harder. My friends took time off in the summer, I didn’t. They would miss workouts to go party. I joined them after I worked out. Little things started adding up and I started narrowing the gap. What kept me going? Yes it was very hard but I saw the pain of the workouts and the pain of trying to get air in my lungs as a positive. I read every book I could on lifting weights and made friends with people in the gym. Any discomfort I had was far better than the 24 hour discomfort of not liking who I was. In the end, I never became a great athlete. I played a year of high school football and sat on the bench. I played a year of college football at Trinity University (Division 3) and sat on the bench. Just being honest. I never had the experience to get the playing time to get the experience. It is a vicious circle. But I also realized that I enjoyed spending time in the gym more than breaking it down playing football. The joy of getting my Walkman (yes, Walkman. Google it if you don’t know what I am talking about) and going for a run always put a smile on my face. My Philosophy If all you want to do is lose a few pounds and feel better, that is awesome. I can show you how to do it a safe and efficient way at your pace. If you have nagging pains from sitting at a desk all day, I can give you an exercise program to fix that. If you have a history of bouncing from diet to diet, I can show you how to eat so you can control your weight and never be hungry. In fact, my training may be the safest form of exercising you ever do. I am not a psychologist, life coach (whatever that is) or motivational woo-woo speaker. But I do know a couple of things. Never let other people define you. And never let people tell you what you can and can’t do. That is what I am about and that is what M Factor Fitness can help you achieve.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with people of all ages and abilities. Stay at home moms to CEO’s of large companies. People are people to me and everybody has a reason to call me. Hiring a trainer can be an intimidating thing. Some of my best clients were initially unsure whether this would work. For the person who has never worked out with weights or kettlebells, this can be a life changing experience for them.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have a client who is in his early 70’s who does not like to workout. This is someone who most personal trainers would refer to as a bad client. However, he is one of my favorites. Over the years he has accumulated a number of health issues from leading a sedentary life. Bad neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, knees and feet. You can’t workout with achy joints. All you are going to do is make matters worse. So we spend a lot of time on corrective exercise to give him flexibility and mobility. In his case, he has lost about 15 pounds but the most important thing to him is that he can walk around pain free and do the things he enjoys doing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I think the public needs to know 2 things before hiring a personal trainer. 1. We are all different and come from vastly different back grounds. Some trainers are born athletes. Others, like myself, had to overcome disease, being under/over weight and found fitness to be a life changing thing. Different aspects of my life may resonate with some people. Maybe not. I think to have a true understanding of what a client is going through, it helps to have been in a similar situation. 2. Price Health is an investment, not an expense. That doesn’t mean that hiring the most expensive trainer will get you better results. Going with the cheapest will almost never get you results you want. Know what your budget is and get the trainer you feel is best suited to help you achieve your goal.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Can I give a tough love speech here? My clients all come to me with a need to change their life. Most have tried other trainers, boot camps, gyms and have been disappointed. Making a change is hard. Making a big change is even harder. I have been trying to solve this problem for over 30 years and trust me, if I found an easy way to get results, I would be happy to share it with the world. Your progress is going to based on your hard work and consistency. What I can do is show you the most effective techniques to get in shape, lose weight and eat healthy. I can coach you through hard times and be an example for you. If getting back in shape were easy or if there was a magic formula, then everyone would be there. That fact that it will be hard work will give you confidence and self-esteem. It will make you appreciate yourself more. You will learn about yourself and how you are stronger than you ever thought you could be.