House Of Muscle USA
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first thing I like to ask a new client is, what are your fitness goals? After I ask the client some basic information I then begin to go through a health screening process with them making sure they do not have any injuires or health conditions. This usually takes up to the first 20 minutes of the first session. After the initial meet and greet we begin to do some strength assessments testing upper body strength, lower body strength, core strength and cardiovascular strength. These muscular strength endurance tests lay the foundation for the up and coming weeks. The workout then begins and ends after 50 minutes. After our first workout together feedback is given and future scheduling of appointments takes place. The client is sent home with stretching exercises as well as workouts they should be doing on their own when we are not training together.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
NESTA (Nationally accredited certification)
NCCPT (Nationally accredited certification)
NCSF (Nantionally accredited certification)
7 plus years of experience
-Golds gym (Personal Trainer)
-LA Fitness/City Sports Club (Fitness Director)
-Fitness Evolution (Personal Trainer)
-24 Hour Fitness (Personal Trainer)
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Standard pricing ranges from $55 to $100 per session depending on the location of where the individual wants to be trained. I have selected a 100 mile radius to ensure the needs of my clients in the bay area. Standard pricing is as follows:
25+ sessions $55 / session (45 minutes)
16-24 sessions $75 / session (45 minutes)
2-15 sessions $85 / session (45 minutes)
1 Mobile Session $100 / session. (60 minutes, trainer travels to you)
How did you get started teaching?
To make a long story short I worked the front desk at 24 hour fitness and during that time I would have members coming up and asking me to train them. They would ask my rates and when I was available. I had to turn them down because that was not my job title at the moment. I saw that the members would watch my own personal workouts then approach me asking if I was a personal trainer. Then I got my 1st certification and began working with clients shortly after this all started happening. The full in depth story comes when you get to meet me!
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with EVERYONE. Ranging from paraplegics to elite semi pro athletes. That range of clients includes senior citizens, young adults, overweight and underweight individuals and individuals suffering an injury or even post surgery rehabilitation. I dont have a preference but what I do prefer is an individual that is SERIOUS about achieving better health.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Start with a target or a health goal. Be specific when choosing your goals. No goal is unrealistic without a solid plan to back it up. From there set a goal date to create a sense of urgency because as we get older it becomes harder to maintain great health. From there start to formulate a calendar system in which workouts are written down from day to day and checked off when completed. This insures the process is taking place. This will also hold you accountable to completing your calendar.
I advise you work with someone experienced enough to formulate this system FOR YOU. Personal Trainers are a dime a dozen. The trainer to look for is one that comes with years of experience but more importantly, experience relating to YOUR goals. I advise finding a trainer that fits your daily work and life schedule. The more convenient the easier it is achieving the goal. Lastly find a trainer that can travel to you and accommodate all your needs!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
1. What are your health goals?
2. Why do you have those health goals?
3. How long have you been thinking about those health goals?
4. How many times per week are you willing to exercise to achieve those health goals?
5. Who is supporting you to achieve your health goals?
6. How many times per week do you find yourself eating foods you don't prepare? Or consuming foods you know you shouldn't?