Our Fundamentals (personal training) Course will properly prepare you for group classes. Yes, you will eventually have the option to graduate to group classes; however, before that, we need to ensure that you are both competent in the technical movements to safely join group classes. To do this, we use established physical Benchmarks to monitor your fitness progress.
With that in mind, you will start off by completing 10-20 one-on-one or two-on-one private training sessions with your personal coach. The coaches at Flatlander Fitness come from diverse athletic backgrounds and experience, but they all have one thing in common, they care.
During your personal training sessions, you will become familiar with the movements, things like Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, gymnastics, and rowing. You will also learn about mobility, injury prevention, and nutrition. You will also how to scale workouts to your fitness level and goals.
The purpose of doing personal training prior to group classes is three-fold:
First, Flatlander’s group training is incredibly technical – it’s like learning an entirely new sport – so the same way you wouldn’t throw someone off the street onto the Varsity swimming team, we don’t throw people who have never done clean and jerks and snatches and pull ups and rope climbs right into the intimidating fire of group classes. Instead, we take the time to properly teach you the movements so you’re confident and safe in your abilities by the time you begin group classes.
Second, 1-on-1 personal training allows us to address your individual needs, deficiencies, weaknesses and injuries. Everybody needs to work at a different pace, and we want to keep you injury-free to increase your longevity.
Third, we believe relationships with the people around you are going to enrich your life, and your relationship with your coach is no exception. We want to get to know you, your fitness goals, what’s going on in your life, and what you need from us to help you succeed. If you succeed then we succeed.