Just like our one to one training, the first session begins with an individual, 1 hour assessment:
Day 1: The Assessment:
Assess, don’t guess! The most effective programs always start with an assessment. Our assessment is unique, because I designed this proprietary method based on decades of research and experience. These assessments will be vital for telling us what we need to focus on. It will help us proceed with confidence. We’ll know in what areas we can push so we can progressively pursue results. We’ll discover what areas we need to fix. This allows us to anticipate problems, rather than react to them.
Taking the mystery out of programming makes things fun and more effective. Research also shows that when you can see and understand why you are doing what you are doing, you’ll be more likely to stick with it.
We will also take tests and measures to assess body composition in a private room, and explain the results. This lets us know your lean mass and fat mass. This information is vital to clarify goals, chart your progress, and design your nutrition plan.
Adding this to the information we gathered from your initial consultation about your goals, challenges, lifestyle, and preferences, we’ll have everything we need to get your started on the right path towards your goals.
The Small Group Training Session:
The next visit after your one to one assessment is when your small group training sessions begin. You’ll arrive to our location, walk write in through the PT clinic and back to the training studio. Cubbies and hangers are available for you to drop off your belongings.
Your training session is with 1 trainer, and 2-3 other Spectrum clients.
All clients will start the session with their warm up and corrective exercises. New members to the group will be given extra attention while they become more familiar with the routine. Experienced clients will begin their program on their own.
It’s important to note the special culture than our groups facilitate: we have a very helping, supportive culture. Experienced group members will often help encourage the newer members. While the trainer is in charge of designing and instructing, all group members help each other when they can.
After your warm up, your trainer will have written your workout on the large white board or in your chart for you to follow. Two points are critical here:
1. Your workout is always individually designed for you. We don’t do cookie cutter work-out-of- the -day stuff. That isn’t high value, individualized training. So it doesn’t matter if there is a high level athlete or a deconditioned older adult in your group. You always do a routine designed for you. And the trainer might even let you pick your own music station!
2. Our trainers are more effective when they are observing, teaching, and guiding. Writing things down and counting diminishes their ability to give you the best value. That’s why you’ll see your program written on the board or chart for you to track and document under their guidance.
What about reassessments and nutrition?
All group plans include monthly, one to one reassessment. This is vital, as accountability is more than just showing up to workout. It’s about tracking progress, setting goals, listening to your struggles and problem solving to figure out and implement solutions. Having these mini-reassessments each month individually helps make sure you are getting the support you need to supplement your group training experience. Depending on which small group package you choose, you will also get quarterly nutrition sessions and access to our Body Balance Challenge, our intensive 8 week nutrition workshop.
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