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  • What is a strength and conditioning specialist and how do they differ from a personal trainer?
    The main difference between a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Certified Personal Trainer lies in their level of education. To become a CSCS, one must have a bachelor's degree in an exercise-related field. However, it doesn't end with the degree – a significant amount of dedicated study time is required to excel in the CSCS exam. This entails acquiring a deep understanding of topics such as anatomy, biomechanics, bioenergetics, endocrinology, nutrition, and program design. Once the CSCS certification is achieved, professionals are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide clients beyond their fitness goals.
  • Why do I need a strength coach when I've been training just fine on my own?
    I have no doubt about your ability to do well independently. If "doing fine" aligns with your goals, that's perfectly alright. However, my expertise lies in propelling individuals "beyond" what they could achieve on their own. I focus on the finer details. I don't offer one-size-fits-all programs or generic techniques. Instead, every component of my training is thoughtfully selected to cater to your distinct objectives and current fitness level. This is just one of the many reasons why I believe having a highly educated strength coach by your side is essential if you're genuinely committed to reaching your fitness goals.
  • Have you helped other people reach similar goals to mine?
    I've had the privilege of working with a diverse range of individuals, from athletes and bodybuilders to those on a journey of self-improvement. My experience spans a broad spectrum of goals, from supporting weight loss efforts to helping clients achieve personal bests on the bench press and more. There's very little I haven't encountered. If you happen to bring a unique challenge my way, I'm committed to going the extra mile to discover what will work best for you. Resourcefulness is one of my core strengths. So, no matter how steep the mountain, we'll tackle it together.
  • How will my program be customized?
    Every program kicks off with a comprehensive fitness assessment, and all subsequent decisions are based on the data we collect. I evaluate various factors, such as body circumference, functional movement, muscular strength, aerobic fitness, and muscular balance. My goal is to create a program that targets your weaknesses while enhancing your strengths. I also take into account your dietary habits and daily activities. Your personal training plan will be precisely that – personal, tailored to your unique needs and objectives.
  • How will my progress be tracked?
    Besides the initial assessment, I conduct retests every 8 weeks. This schedule allows us to track progress, ensuring our program aligns with your desired results. I meticulously record the exercises, volume, tempo, and weights used in each session. Because I empower you to choose the weight and intensity for your exercises, you can expect genuine, organic improvements from week to week.
  • How long will each session be?
    Each session is thoughtfully structured to last 1 hour, providing ample time to meet our daily training objectives. But, consider it a pleasant surprise when you discover that I extended the session by an extra 30 minutes, completely free of charge. This bonus time allows you to wrap up your final block comfortably or ask any questions that might arise. Your progress and confidence are my top priorities!
  • What can I expect each training session to look like?
    Every session is thoughtfully tailored to your unique needs. Typically, our session structure comprises five key components: corrective exercise, dynamic warm-up, performance training, resistance exercises, and conditioning. We begin with corrective exercises, utilizing myofascial rolling and stretching to target overactive muscles and alleviate potential hindrances. This is followed by a dynamic warm-up phase, incorporating low-intensity movements to increase body temperature and activate underactive muscles, enhancing your range of motion and performance. The performance training section is next, where we focus on integrated movements like plyometrics, change of direction, and acceleration/speed training. Our resistance training incorporates free weights, resistance bands, sliders, and various equipment to achieve specific fitness goals. Finally, we conclude with a conditioning phase, utilizing cardio equipment to target different energy systems. Keep in mind that the emphasis on each section may vary based on your specific needs. If more attention is required in the corrective exercise or performance training areas, we'll allocate additional time accordingly, ensuring that your session is precisely tailored to you.
  • How much do you charge?
    While offering an extensive range of features and expertise in the field, I take great pride in ensuring affordability for my clients. You can access my services at just $40 per session, with flexible package options of 4, 8, and 12 sessions available to suit your needs.
  • What's your availability?
    I'm available from 4 PM - 10 PM Monday to Thursday and 10 AM - 10 AM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • What other features come with a session pack purchase?
    With every session package, you'll enjoy comprehensive benefits, including complete access to my training app, self-guided workout routines, personalized nutrition guidance, and continuous support through your preferred mode of communication.
  • What are your qualifications?
    I have certifications as a strength and conditioning specialist, corrective exercise specialist, and personal trainer from both the NSCA and NASM. I also have a bachelor's of science in Clinical Exercise and a minor in Nutrition and Healthy Living.
  • What do you do to continue your education?
    I'm committed to advancing my expertise by obtaining industry-leading certifications. I'm actively pursuing a collection of certifications that I believe will play a pivotal role in my development as a coach. My commitment to staying informed and up-to-date in the ever-evolving field of exercise science is unwavering. I actively engage with my professional organization, regularly participate in conferences, and eagerly embrace continuous learning as a fundamental aspect of my personal and professional growth. Rest assured, I am dedicated to providing the most current and effective knowledge and practices to guide you on your fitness journey.
  • Where are you located?
    I'm located in North Phoenix on Greenway and 25th St. I also offer online programs with live sessions for those looking to train remotely.
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