FAQsPersonal Training & Fitness Questions
In addition to providing personal training to a wide range of fitness levels and body types, Iron Orr Fitness is also dedicated to educating and helping clients make positive long term lifestyle changes. We encourage our clients to ask questions and learn more about their bodies.
To facilitate this education, we have provided answers to some of the more frequently asked questions in the gym.
- Aren’t Personal Trainers expensive?
- Aren’t all Personal Trainers the same?
- Do I need a gym membership?
- Can I spot reduce or lose weight just in certain areas of my body?
- I run almost everyday and I can’t seem to lose the weight. Am I doing something wrong?
- I’ve tried every diet on the market and nothing seems to work.
- I’ve heard lifting weights makes women big and bulky. Is this true?
- How soon can I expect weight loss?
- How do you measure one’s bodyfat?
Aren’t Personal Trainers expensive? ◊
Quality is worth the price. However, we understand that everyone’s budget is different. That is why we offer multiple personal training packages including our Money Back Guarantee Gold Package.
Aren’t all Personal Trainers the same? ◊
No! Iron Orr Fitness Trainers are NASM (National Academy Sports Medicine) Certified, have years of elite athletic experience (football, rugby, baseball, basketball, track), as well as having college degrees. This translates into clients getting to their goals safely and effectively. This also means that our trainers actually know what it takes to get results. Our customer service is unparalleled, as we consistently go grocery shopping, design diets and workouts on our client’s “off days”, and have daily contact with our clients. We do this because we know that after the 1 hour our clients spend with us training, they have 23 hours left in the day to fall back into their old habits. This constant contact and reaffirmation is what separates us from the rest of the pack. And, it is why our clients get to their goals!
Do I need a gym membership? ◊
No! The Agua Bella Fitness Center is free to use whenever you’d like to workout with the purchase of a training package. This allows you free access to yoga, spin, and Pilates classes as well as a racquetball court and outdoor jacuzzi.
Can I spot reduce or lose weight just in certain areas of my body? ◊
No. You cannot spot reduce. The body is an interrelated unit that functions as a whole. However, through diet and strength/cardio training, our trainers can help you sculpt your body to fit that perfect vision of you! This is only possible because our trainers have the experience and expertise to individualize, create, and adjust specific diet/workout programs that are designed with your fitness goal in mind. Our Money Back Guarantee Gold Package has a 100% success rate!
I run almost everyday and I can’t seem to lose the weight. Am I doing something wrong? ◊
Unfortunately, cardio only speeds metabolism for a couple of hours, while strength training builds muscle that burns fat throughout the day, and at night while you sleep. With the guidance of our trainers, you will learn to incorporate efficient strength training workouts to get you to your goals sooner!
I’ve tried every diet on the market and nothing seems to work. How can you help me? ◊
With years of personal experience and diet specific programs that monitor caloric intake vs. calories burned, our trainers have the expertise to guide you through your journey of changing your eating choices for a lifetime. You will leave our program feeling secure that quality eating habits have been established for a lifetime!
I’ve heard lifting weights makes women big and bulky. Is this true? ◊
Unless you are a woman taking anabolic steroids, 99.9% of women do not have the hormones necessary to create “male/bulky” muscle. Most women who begin intense resistance training may see their arms grow larger at first. This is due to muscle being developed under the already existing layer of fat, which can lead to the misunderstanding that “my arms are getting huge!” However, with consistency and determination, along with the correct exercise program designed by your trainer, you can eventually shed off the unwanted fat and change your body composition so that your arms achieve your desired tone.
How soon can I expect weight loss? ◊
There are actually two issues in this question. The first issue is a misconception that pounds lost on the scale equate to being more healthy or looking great. Unfortunately, many people buy into this thought process and try to cut weight through starvation methods of all types. In reality, what they’ve accomplished is a decomposition of their lean muscle mass. In turn, the lack of lean muscle will eventually allow for fat to be gained. Hence, the yo- yo effect; people gaining the weight back after the weight loss. Consequently, when an Iron Orr Fitness Trainer helps a client replace undesirable fat with lean muscle, their weight might not change as much as the drastic transformation of their body shape. The second issue is time. Depending on the goal set, your condition at baseline and the discipline to follow the guidance of an Iron Orr Fitness Trainer, will determine how soon you will get to your goal.
How do you measure one’s bodyfat? ◊
Our Trainers measure bodyfat using a highly calibrated Lange Skinfold Caliper. We understand that weight is a “vague” measurement. One’s weight could be determined by bones, tissue, fat, muscle, or water. However, bodyfat composition is a more precise measurement that determines the % of lean muscle vs. the % of fat on the body. Our trainers are highly qualified and experienced in taking one’s bodyfat. If you do not feel comfortable with a caliper measurement, our trainers are more than happy to perform a tape measure circumference measurement.