At BodySmith, our personal trainers are taught to take a holistic approach. No matter what your goals are, injury prevention and proper movement patterns are key. From the start, we try to identify faulty motor patterns, mobility deficits, and strength imbalances that could not only injure you, but slow down your progress toward your more direct goal as well. It isn’t just enough to work hard; you have to work hard and smart.
Far too often, a workout of the day is created for all the clients of a given trainer, only slightly modifying where absolutely necessary. This takes the “personal” out of personal training, and it isn’t of maximum value to you if this is the service being provided. Although there are some basic movement patterns everyone will perform at some level, everything from the movement preparation, to loading parameters, to total training volume, to emphasis on weaknesses in stength will vary according to the person and their goals. Templates are just templates, they need to be modified to meet a specific person’s needs.
For most goals, nutrition is also of utmost importance. It isn’t something that most trainers pay enough attention to. BodySmith has tested and endorses certain services that can help someone meet their dietary needs. These range from activity trackers and diet logs that you can use on your own, to nutritionists that we can refer you to.