From Our Editors
Equipment: LifeFitness Cardio, strength-training machines, free weights.
Students should bring: Comfortable, non-restrictive workout clothing
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Stay focused on their goals.
Q&A with Billy Pratt, Owner/Head Fitness Coach
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
There is nothing more motivational than results. Every six weeks, we offer clients a fitness assessment so we can objectively see the results they are getting. Scheduling appointments also helps with accountability and ensures that they will stick with a routine.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
Define "pain." Everyone perceives pain differently—to some, the muscle burn often felt during exercise counts as pain, while others don't view it as painful. Basically, mild discomfort and burning sensations in the muscles are OK, while sharp stabbing pains or anything felt within a joint is not.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Generally yes, but different people get motivated by different kinds of music. That's why we offer SiriusXM, which enables us to change the station to fit the moods and personalities of the clients we are training at any given time.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have two primary distinguishers. First of all, we are the area's only fully-private personal training facility. And second, we are the only ones who utilize proprietary fitness programming systems—Aspire8, Cardio Together, and Nutrition Together—to help clients get results.