What to expect...
At Emotiv, personal training isn’t about weight loss or building muscle, sure that might be a goal of yours, but that’s not what it’s all about...
You’ll soon discover, personal training isn’t just exercise and nutrition, it’s the beginning of a physical and psychological journey, which will ultimately help you to enjoy a healthy, positive lifestyle.
Taking the first steps…
The hardest part is getting started, and you’re already well on your way. Often accepting the need for a change or a different approach to your lifestyle can be tough but if you’re careful to set a clear path ahead, you’ll find it much easier not to waiver; that’s why we start by creating a list of achievable goals and focusing on what difference they’ll make to you.
Once you’ve set your goals, it’s important to make sure we approach them positively and realistically. Every goal will form part of a commitment to be achieved together. We’ll also break them down into frequent smaller goals, because both repetition and positive reinforcement are key to habits that last a lifetime.
Learning and implementing new strategies takes time and commitment. The hardest learning curve can sometimes be developing a healthy self-perception, which means we have to really understand you.
You may start with some knowledge of what a ‘healthy lifestyle’ looks and feels like, but the aim is that you’ll leave with a whole lot more. The more you know, the easier it is to make the ‘right’ decisions going forward.
This is your opportunity to ask questions and practice new approaches until you feel you’ve got everything you need.
We’re all different, and there’s ‘no one sizes fits all’ when it comes to creating a lifestyle that fits you. Don’t worry if some things don’t click straight off or take longer than others, it’s a journey.
Once you establish a series of actions, methods or approaches that mean making healthy choices and prioritising you (without too much thought), you’ll know you’re on the right track.
Time of arrival
To make sure that we get the most out of our time together, arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to your session.
If you’d like to really maximise our time, you may complete a 5 - 10 minute gentle warm-up using the cardio machines upstairs, prior to your session.
Clothing & Footwear
You may be expected to lift, jump, squat and run. Please ensure that your clothing and footwear is appropriately suited for these types of activities.
During your session, your body may require additional fluids to function at its best. Please ensure you have had plenty of water before the session and bring a water bottle with you.
To ensure that you are sufficiently nourished before each session, it is important that you have eaten a light nutritious meal within 30 - 90 mins of your session.
Safety & Technique
Lifting weights and performing certain exercises can be complicated and potentially lead to an injury when not correctly undertaken.
Listen carefully to your trainer and be vigilant of what is happening around you.
Injuries & Illnesses
Should you pick-up an injury during or outside of an exercise session, please ensure your trainer is aware. You should never train when it may worsen an existing injury.
Your health is vital, if you’re unwell or have any illness, please ensure you inform your trainer prior to any further training sessions.