Need to Know
ARE 30 & 45-MINUTE WORKOUTS EFFECTIVE?
Yes, many studies have been done to prove exercising for an hour or longer is not necessary in order to be fit. If exercising for that long is your thing, great. Most people, though, don't have the time to exercise for an hour four-six days a week. Half-hour and 45-minute sessions keep you moving, you'll see the workout passes quickly. It's perfect for people that are short on time.
As of August 2022 - and I thank my clients for their patience over the past nine month - I am finally able to to offer aquatic workouts in my backyard swim spa. This is limited to certain clients that I feel would benefit from being in the water - balance work will be a key element, as well as core exercises, to these workout sessions.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am located in the north Willow Glen area. My garage has been converted to a small gym.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS?
Monday-Thursday from 7 - 7 p.m.
Friday from 7 - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday 8 - 12 p.m.
DO YOU OFFER OFFER PARTNER SESSIONS OR CLASSES?
Yes, I have a number of clients that come for a workout with a buddy. Partner workouts can be 30 or 45 minutes.
I offer two online classes, via Zoom, per week. Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 -7 p.m.
In-person fitness & boxing classes:
Monday and Thursday from 10-11 a.m.
Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Friday 9 - 10 a.m.
These classes are geared for people over 55 years old.
The Saturday boxing circuit class is reserved for women only. It's from 8:30 - 9 a.m. You must be able to transition to stations quickly for this class.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
A package of 10 sessions, 30 minutes, is $300 ($30 per session).
A package of 10 sessions, 45 minutes, is $450 ($45 per session).
Pay as you go:
A 30-minute session costs $35.
A 45-minute session costs $50.
A package of 10 sessions, 30 minutes, is $200 ($20 pp, per session).
A package of 10 sessions, 45 minutes, is $300 ($30 pp, per session).
Pay as you go (partner):
A 30-minute session costs $25 pp.
A 45-minute session costs $35 pp.
Classes (30 minutes):
A package is 20 classes and costs $200 ($10 per class).
No extra fee for Pay as you go.
Classes (60 minutes):
A package is 14 classes and costs $280 ($20 per class). The 15th class is free.
No extra fee for Pay as you go.
Assessment (45-60 minutes)
Late cancel & No show fee (12-hour notice required):
Individual session: $15
Partner session: $10 pp
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO EXERCISE?
My aim is to help you make exercise a habit that you include into your life. Unlike some personal trainers that would like to see their clients three or four times a week, I'm all about diversity. If someone comes to me and exercise is not a part of their life, I do recommend seeing me two times a week, but I also suggest that they try to get in a walk a couple times a week. Even if you have just 10 minutes, walk - move your arms when walking and try and go at a good pace. That's a real easy way to get into the habit of exercising. Once the habit of exercising three times a week is reached then we can consider dropping down to one day a week with me and you can branch out and try your hand at playing tennis, pickleball or golf, hiking, swimming or an exercise class at your gym or local community center.
HOW LONG DO YOUR CLIENTS TEND TO STAY WITH YOU?
That differs. I like to empower clients to be able to go out and exercise on their own. I've had clients purchase just one package (10 sessions) and they've come to me because they belong to a gym and they want to expand their workouts from just using machines to using dumbbells, barbells and kettlebells. Some are not sure about how many sets and reps they should do or proper technique. Most of my clients, though, know what to do when in a gym, but they struggle to get to the gym. It's accountability - they have their assigned day and time with me and because of that they show up for their workout. I've had clients that have been with me for years and they see me once or twice a week.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept check, cash, Venmo, PayPal, Zelle and credit card. If you use a credit card, a small transaction fee will be charged.
ARE YOU A SETS AND REPS TRAINER?
I am not into sets and reps all that much. Yes, I do sets and reps from time to time, but mostly I am a timer-based trainer. Those times will differ from workout to workout (e.g. :40 of exercise to :20 rest or :30 of exercise to :15 rest). I try to keep the workout moving and a timer helps with that. I do, on occasion, have a sets and reps workout and I am willing to do more sets and reps workout sessions if a client prefers that.