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Personal Training FAQs

At Lionheart Personal Training Studio, our personal trainers are highly skilled and nationally certified, and have many roles when working with clients. Your personal trainer will serve as a coach, teacher and motivator. It is the personal trainer’s job to assess your current physical and mental state, establish very specific goals, design an individualized program, and do whatever it takes to keep you on track towards getting results.

During the consultation, which lasts approximately 1 hour, your personal trainer will gather as much information on your medical and exercise history as possible in order to create the best program for you. Next your trainer will establish realistic goals and discuss the strategies that will be used to accomplish them. Body fat testing, body girth measurements, flexibility, cardio, and strength testing may all be done during the consultation process.

The next session focuses on nutrition. We believe that the nutritional component is responsible for up to 70% of the programs results. This is why we spend up to one hour educating and transitioning the client into an individualized nutritional program. The program’s success is based on the philosophy that each person has to have realistic goals, become educated, and gradually change eating habits. We will go grocery shopping with you, e-mail you daily, and make phone calls to keep you on track with your program. By the end of the nutritional consultation, you will know exactly what is required of you in order to achieve the goals that you have established.

The next time you meet with your trainer, you will start weight resistance and cardiovascular training. Your trainer will demonstrate proper form and technique and explain to you the fundamentals behind the specific training that you are focusing on. Although high intensity training is the ultimate goal, you can expect to take it easy for the first couple of sessions to allow your body to adjust to the new style of training.Your personal trainer will teach you about cardiovascular training. Depending on your program, your trainer will set you up on cardio goals for each week. There will be a complete cardiovascular schedule for each week of the program. You will learn about high and low intensity cardio and how these styles of training fit into your specific program.

All of the Lionheart Personal Training Studio trainers have at least one nationally recognized and independently accredited Personal Trainer certification, such as from ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA. All of these certifying bodies require continuing education in order maintain certifications. In addition, all of our trainers complete an in-house training program that is based on current guidelines within the industry and on current research.
Exceptional results. That’s why you hire us as professionals. In fact we’re so confident in our coaching services that we guarantee your results 100% or your money back.
Each session starts off with a brief discussion to ensure you are staying on track (diet, training alone, etc.) Since we handle most of that for you via email, it doesn’t cut into your session time. Every individual’s training sessions are different based upon their goals, but most programs consist of a light warm-up and stretching, 40-55 minutes of resistance training, followed by a cool down and stretching period. Depending on the individual’s goals, a cardio regimen may also be followed.
Yes, diet is as important as working out, and our trainers will design you a program that gets down to the calorie, if necessary, and update it as your body changes to ensure you keep seeing progress. WE ONLY SUCCEED WHEN YOU SUCCEED! We are willing to be as specific as needed for each and every client on their diets.
First and foremost, we are a private studio that is privately owned – huge crowds are not a part of Lionheart Personal Training Studio. We have no alliances to huge corporate gyms, and we work for our clients only. Unfortunately, many corporate trainers are paid bonuses and are under a lot of pressure to sell clients supplements and other things they may not need. Also, many corporate gyms don’t require trainers to have a top certification (LHPT recommends that you always ask trainers what certifications they hold!) Their job is to keep you coming in, whether you’re making progress or not.
Depending on your package you may work with different trainers or the same trainer every session. Every trainer you work with will be familiar with your fitness level and short/ long term goals.
Each program is different based on the sport you wish to compete in or your individual goals. We design programs that will help you excel in your chosen sport, by increasing speed, endurance, flexibility, balance, and agility.
Absolutely! Rather then just take you through workouts, we are going to replace any misinformation or false beliefs you have and replace them with the ‘fitness truth’. Our system works because it incorporates 3 vital key elements that all have to be in place. If any one element is missing, results will be limited. If you are not happy with any of our programs Lionheart Personal Training will provide a refund for the program package price.
All our programs include an initial testing and evaluation, resistance training and cardiovascular training program design, a review of flexibility, and coaching to work through the process – ensuring your success. The only separate fee is the cost of the nutritional counseling. This includes: a complete nutrition program design, meal plans, grocery list, and our nutritional guide to help re-educate you on supportive eating to help you achieve your results.