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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Training

On this page you will find answers to many of the questions we receive from individuals about personal training and the fitness programs we offer. If you do not find answers to your questions here please email us or call 1-888-872-7961.

What is personal training?

Personal training consists of one on one coaching from a certified personal fitness trainer… this trainer teaches you, motivates you, and gets you to work hard consistently while following a detailed fitness and nutrition plan which the trainer develops for you based on you and your goals.

Personal training is the most effective method of achieving your health, fitness, and/or weight loss goals as it utilizes the most effective exercise and nutrition strategies while at the same time it keeps you continuously making progress.

How will I benefit from working with a personal trainer?

You WILL benefit in so many different ways… here’s just a short list:

  • advanced knowledge
  • motivation
  • accountability
  • consistency
  • most effective exercise and nutrition strategies
  • you’ll learn more
  • measure and track your progress
  • guaranteed results!

Here are some more benefits:

  • increased strength
  • lose weight
  • reduce risk of injury
  • burn off stubborn body fat
  • increase metabolism
  • improve flexibility
  • eliminate aches and pains
  • tighten and tone muscles

I could go on for days!

What kind of results can I expect?

It honestly depends primarily on how bad you want to achieve your goals and how hard you are willing to work. Our personal training programs will allow you to get the most out of your fitness and nutrition.

On average, most clients lose approximately 1 pound of body fat (not scale weight) per week and often will lose 5-15 pounds in a 6 week period.

Don’t take my word for it though… be sure to also check out our success stories page to hear how others have benefited from our programs.

How do I know which program is right for me?

It all depends… first, you need to know what your goals are… then look at the different programs we offer and see if you see one that’s a good match. Check out the different personal training programs now

If after looking at the different programs you still aren’t sure, don’t worry, we can help you figure it out. Just give us a call at 1-888-872-7961 or email us.

How often should I meet with a personal trainer?

This sill depend upon your goals, how quickly you want to achieve them, your schedule and time available to exercise, and your budget… but when considering the cost, be sure to remember that this is your health and there is nothing on earth that is more important… because without it you have nothing.

On average, most clients do best when they meet with a personal trainer 2-3 times per week… less than that many people will slack off and not get nearly as much out of it. Here are a few things to keep in mind when determining how often you’ll meet with your trainer…

  1. how fast do you want to achieve your goal and see results

    The more frequently you meet with your trainer the faster you’ll see results and achieve your goals and there are several reasons for this… consistency, accountability, motivation, guidance, you’ll work much harder with your trainer than on your own, etc.

  2. how much experience with exercise do you have and how much do you really know

    While many people have exercised before, many for years… but do you really know it all? It’s not likely… we spend years and years studying and learning to know what we know and our primary focus is on helping and teaching you. Think about it… if you don’t know taxes (like I sure don’t :) ) are you going to try to figure it out yourself or have someone help you? Why leave your fitness results to chance?

    Most client we work with start out meeting with their personal trainer 3 times per week and then will gradually decrease the frequency as they progress and learn more, and feel more comfortable and confident on their own.

How do I get started?

Getting started is easy – click here to see how quick and easy it is to start your personal fitness program.

Why should I choose Achieve Fitness?

There are several reasons…

  1. We offer the most comprehensive personal training programs out there. We don’t push people thru workouts like most personal trainers… we develop a customized strength, flexibility, cardio, and nutrition plan for you based on you, your goals, your time available to exercise, your current fitness level, etc.
  2. We guarantee your success! You WILL achieve your goals or we will refund your complete program purchase! Yes, that’s right… click here to learn more about our guarantee.
  3. Our only focus is on helping you achieve your goals… that’s it… that’s what we do and we are the best at it… just check out some of our client success stories.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes… we offer flexible payment terms and accept cash, checks, and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Nearly all of our programs can be split up into multiple payments. Call for more information 1-888-872-7961 or email us.

What areas do you service?

Our fitness and weight loss programs are offered throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia.

In Maryland: we service the following primary areas: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring, Laurel, Bowie, Annapolis, Upper Marlboro, Olney, Columbia, Potomac, Rockville, Kentlands, N. Potomac, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Damascus, Clarksburg, Poolesville, Urbana, and Frederick and other communities in Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince Georges Counties.

In Virginia: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Fairfax, Springfield, Great Falls, McLean, Tyson’s Corner, Leesburg, Vienna, Reston, and surrounding areas.

In Washington DC: Nearly all communities in the metro DC area.

Where will I meet with my trainer?

We offer personal training in area health clubs and gyms as well as in your home, office, or apartment fitness center. We also work with clients in Fitness First Health Clubs throughout MD, DC, and Northern Virginia.

The cost of our programs is the same whether you have a trainer come to you or meet with one in a health club. The only additional cost may be a membership fee if you are working with a trainer in a health club and you are not already a member. We can even help you set up a temporary membership for just the duration of your fitness training program with us.

Do I need to have equipment if I am going to be working with a trainer in my home?

No, nearly all of our in-home clients have little or no equipment at all and get amazing results. Unless you are into power lifting, bodybuilding, or competitive sports you don’t need lots of machines… all you need is to work the muscles and you can do that with body weight calisthenics, exercise bands, free weights, manual resistance, exercise balls, etc.

Are all of your personal trainers certified? Insured?

Yes, all of our personal trainers hold multiple certifications, and/or degrees, we carry a comprehensive insurance policy, and we have both male and female personal trainers available. Click here to check out our highly qualified team of health and fitness professionals.

Ready to get started?

Getting started is easy – click here to see how quick and easy it is to start your personal fitness program.

For more information on any of our programs please give us a call at 1-888-872-7961 and we will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Click here to e-mail your request.

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