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What To Expect During Your First Personal Training Session

What To Expect During Your First Personal Training Session

One of the primary goals of a personal trainer is to create a highly effective and safe exercise program that is tailored to your personal fitness and weight loss goals. Although it is very important for your trainer to understand your personal goals, during your first session you will also need to make sure he or she is a good match to train you through your fitness journey. Come to your first session with a pre-set goal in mind. If you are unsure of exactly what you want out of personal training, that’s okay, be sure to let your trainer know that as well. They are there to help you figure it all out and quantify your goals so that you can track, measure, and achieve them successfully.

What To Expect During Your First Personal training Session

Do not expect a full workout during your first session. It is a time for you and your trainer to discover more about one another to see if you are a good match. Here are a few things you can expect during your first personal training session:

A Get-To-Know-You Interview

Your trainer will want to know why you have signed up to work with them. They want to know what has made you want to change your mindset and begin a fitness journey.  What motivates you? What holds you back? What obstacles do you seem to always run into when you try to consistently exercise? Commit to answering these questions as truthfully as possible. Really consider your big “why” as this will not only get you through the gym doors, it will also keep you focused and motivated. Also, expect to answer questions about any past injuries and your medical history. Your trainer will most likely take some baseline metrics for your blood pressure and heart rate as well. All of this important information will help your trainer get to know you better so they can customize a workout plan that is tailored to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Physical Fitness Assessment

Before you begin training, your trainer will first need to do a baseline assessment of your current fitness level. This will not only help them understand what areas need to be improved within their fitness, but it will also help keep track of these improvements as you continue training. You will  be able to use these assessments to motivate you throughout your training sessions as you start to notice improvements. You can also use them to compare your future results to see how much your fitness has actually improved. Here are a few assessments you can expect:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Muscular strength
  • Muscular endurance
  • Flexibility & range of motion
  • Posture
  • Develop A Plan

By the end of the first hour with your personal trainer, they will have more insight into who you are as a person and a basic assessment of your current fitness level. Based on this, they will be able to develop a plan that aligns with your fitness or weight loss goals taking into consideration your personal physique and fitness capabilities. For example, your goal may be to be able to compete in a triathlon one day. Your trainer will incorporate endurance-focused workouts to help you achieve the fitness capabilities in order to compete. Something as simple as having a blueprint for your goals will separate training from plain old exercise. 

Embark on Your Fitness Journey Today!

After you have completed all of these steps, make sure you ask your trainer any questions that you may have. It is just as important for you to get to know them so you can ensure you and your trainer are a good match and that you enjoy their training techniques. After your first session, you will officially embark on your fitness journey with the help of your personal trainer guiding you and motivating you.

Looking for a weight loss program or personal trainer in Calgary? Jensen Fitness has some of the best trainers in the city and provides tailored programs that help our clients reach their fitness goals in a safe, sustainable manner. To find out how our trainers can help you achieve your beach body in a safe, sustainable manner, contact us by calling 403-200-0199 or by filling out our online contact form.


How often should I exercise if I am just starting out?

It is important that you do not jump right into working out and exercising every day to avoid the risk of injury. Start off with 2-3 workouts per week to get your body used to moving at a consistent rate and so you do not wear yourself out too fast.

Can I afford a trainer?

This will depend on your fitness needs, the type of trainer, and how often you wish to work out with your trainer. To find out more information, contact our team by calling 403-200-0199.

Can a personal trainer provide me with meal plans to align with my workouts?

Unless your trainer has nutrition certifications, no they cannot. However, they can advise you on what foods to avoid and what to eat to contribute to achieving your fitness goals.


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