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Decisions - Gym and/or Coach

November 19, 2019

When selecting a gym and a fitness coach there are a few things to consider. Expect the gyms you consider to do some sort of assessment to determine how to develop your fitness program based on your desired destination. One of the screens used by the best in the industry is the FMS (Functional Movement Screen). This assessment tool gives a person the exact starting point of where your program needs to begin. Other screens we use to help determine are the OSSA (Original Strength Screen and Assessment), BioFeed Back, and BodyMAP to name a few. If you’re hiring a coach, do they change your program every 4-6 weeks to keep a stimulus on the body, do they make sure you have balanced program muscle/ movement wise, do they believe in “functional” training or machine based training, how often are they paying to go and improve their knowledge, and do they write down/track your progress as well as quickly know how to adjust the program if something has changed since the last workout like an injury. These are just some factors to consider then deciding to hire a coach. At Fitness HI our group classes change every month with each month’s workout balanced having all planes of motion (Sagittal, Frontal, and Transverse) and movement patterns (Push, Pull, Hinge, Squat, Lunge, Locomotion, Core) covered within a full week of classes. Our classes not only take into consideration what exercises are being covered in the other classes that month but also the months before to provide the best possible balanced training program. If you’re a looking at a personalized program we suggest all of the same things be taken into consideration but also now factor in the training age of the person, what their fitness goal is specifically, if there are any movement restrictions or compensations. These things are probably the bare minimum of things to look for when looking for a great gym or fitness coach to help you reach your goals. Make sure the atmosphere fits your style of what you’re looking for, the times work for your schedule, you enjoy the people there. All of these kinds of factors increase your chances for success because it will make going to the gym more enjoyable and less of a chore which means you are more likely to stick with it for longer. Hopefully this help when making a decision about what kid of gym or coach you want to hire. Feel free to email us if you have any questions or would like help getting to your fitness goals. RP~11/19