Personal Training Seems Expensive. Why Should I Invest?
It's true that it personal training can be expensive. NuMi's rates are quite competitive and even lower than some places where you actually need to go to the gym to train with a trainer. The most important aspect you should keep in mind is that this is an investment in your future health. If you spend the time and money learning how to take care of yourself now, you'll spend less on doctor bills and medication in the future; we all know how expensive that can be. I train you how to take care of yourself. This means that you will come to a point where you don't need a trainer anymore and can take ownership of your health and fitness.
Why do I need a Personal Trainer?
Normally, I'd say that you don't need a personal trainer; just find your motivation and do it yourself. For a few people this may work, but for most of us the knowledge and support a fitness professional provides is the most efficient (not to mention, safest) way to achieve our goals. If being in a dojo has taught me anything, it's that you don't become the best you can be on your own. I've done (and, from time to time, still do) the DVD-at-home thing, and while I enjoy it and get something out of it, I still need the motivation and support of others. Working with a trainer creates an experience better tailored to individual needs--something a DVD can't do. My passion as a personal trainer is to help you along your path to success.
I'm ready. Where do I start?
You can contact me through the email form on this site. From there, we'll set up a time to meet for your free initial consultation to get to know one another before any decisions are made. If my services and your motivations are a good match, the next step is to get you into a program and compile information on your current state of health and fitness through physical assessments. This information will help me customize a program to fit your specific needs. At regular intervals (usually every four weeks), we will perform the physical assessment again--the results of which will help us decide together if you're ready to step up the challenge.
Are your programs "Xtreme"?
While I may push your limits, I will never push beyond your capabilities. Some "Xtreme" programs out there don't know when to stop which is bad form and very bad for your well-being. You can get better and more long-lasting results from a tough, but well-structured exercise program and proper nutrition. There's no reason to hurt yourself in the name of fitness. Besides, if you get hurt, how will you continue to get better?
If I choose to add Martial Arts conditioning to my routine, will I have to test my skills against another person?
Never. You may walk the path of a warrior, but you will never be asked to put your newfound skills to the test. If at any point you wish to persue that avenue, I can help you find a suitable dojo. You will only use Martial Arts conditioning as a way to teach your body to build strength, power, and functional speed that will last a lifetime, all while losing unwanted fat and gaining muscle.
How hard will it be to get back in shape/get the body I've always wanted?
That all depends on you. You just need discipline and the knowledge that it may not be an easy road. Trust me though, what awaits you at the end of that road is well worth the effort.
Do I have to change what I eat?
It's possible you will have to make some adjustments. If you already watch your caloric intake and read the backs of labels (and quickly reshelve the ones that contain high fructose corn syrup), then you probably won't have much to change. On the other hand, if you visit the local doughnut shop every morning or the occasional fast food joint a couple times a week, we'll work on that together. My programs are designed to work a body that is getting the proper nutrition. Just like filling your car with soda--sure, the tank will be full, but the engine won't start.
Do I have to take supplements?
Ultimately, this is up to you, a Registered Dietitian, and your Doctor. While I don't frown upon legal supplements, I prefer a natural approach consisting of a well-balanced diet and quality exercise. If you are looking to gain muscle mass, it will take longer without supplements, but your strength will be more consistent and longer lasting. Everything worth doing, is worth doing right. Give me the longer, more difficult road any day; it builds character.