Frequently Asked Questions
What if I've never trained before and have very little strength? Am I too weak to start?
Our program is designed to meet you where you are, wherever that is, and help you improve your strength and conditioning. The good news is that beginners and the very detrained improve the fastest. Gains come easy when you have the furthest to go. Check out our Who It's For page for more details about how we help beginners, sedentary folks, seniors, and many others.
I'm no spring chicken and don't move so well. Even when I was younger I wasn't super athletic. I'm worried about hurting myself. Can I do this?
Following a progressive strength and conditioning program means we don't just throw you into the deep end of the pool and hope you swim. Our instructors are trained professionals who gradually increase exercise difficulty and training loads as you adapt in order to minimize injury risk. We also know how to modify exercise selections depending on your particular abilities. Finally, we'll do a detailed screening with you before you even start to try and learn as much about your goals and concerns as possible.
What type of program will I follow in the beginning?
This really depends on your baseline fitness as established by you and your coach during your initial sessions. Older or inexperienced trainees may start with an empty bar and light conditioning akin to brisk walking. Those with experience who've been actively training may push themselves on their first day. Regardless of where you start, we're committed to helping you achieve substantial improvement in your strength and conditioning levels in as little as three months.
What can I expect from my first few sessions? How should I dress for training and what should I bring with me?
We want our onboarding to be as anxiety free as possible so that you can simply enjoy the process of training and improving. Please read our detailed guide for first timers and don't hesitate to use our contact form to reach out if you have additional questions.
What's the difference between exercising and strength training?
Exercising is merely performing physical activity for its own sake, in a mostly unstructured way. Running around the yard playing with your kids is an example of exercise. While exercise is certainly far better for your general health than sitting inside on the couch, it's also not goal-oriented. Training, on the other hand, is the carefully planned and executed process of intentionally becoming physically stronger and better conditioned than you are now. Though exercise is certainly fun and we'd encourage anyone to get some every day, we also think those who are really serious about improving their quality of life should train toward specific goals.
What training options do you offer? How much do they cost?
We offer private and semi-private (up to 4 people) training sessions to ensure that each trainee gets dedicated coaching and programming. The semi-private format brings the cost of coaching down to make training with a coach more affordable.
Visit our Services page to learn more about both training options.
How many times a week do I need to train?
Commitment is a two-way street. We're willing to commit to you with expert coaching and programming, but we also expect you to commit to yourself. This means following a set schedule and only missing training sessions due to travel, illness, or other unavoidable circumstances.
Our process is different from typical exercise classes in that each session builds upon the prior to achieve pre-defined goals. There's a natural physical adaptation that occurs from one session to the next, and missed sessions or sporadic training interrupt progress.
For best results, we recommend booking 2-4 sessions a week. That's not us being greedy; that's just the reality of physical transformation.