Equipment: TRX, kettlebells, Bosu, stability balls, medicine balls, free weights
Students should bring: Just a towel is required. We provide water.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Each of our instructors are very encouraging and make it a point to keep clients motivated. We try to keep our programs fun and challenging at the same time. We always start them off with a fitness assessment and give each client a goal to reach. After that we assess each month to see how they are progressing.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
I don't believe in that theory. I don't believe a client has to be pushed to their breaking point in order to achieve results. All that does is scare them into thinking exercise always has to be painful in order to get results. Instead I encourage them to do their best and just be consistent. Consistency. That's the most important factor in exercise if you want results.
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