FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT KIND OF PERSONAL TRAINING DO YOU DO?
We deliver a combination of strength and high intensity interval training that often includes elements of boxing, kettlebell, bodyweight, yoga, dumbbell and olympic barbell training (powerlifting and olympic lifting) delivered in either 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions.
I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT.. CAN YOU HELP?
That depends. Are you willing to push yourself out of your comfort zone? And, If we give you basic nutrition advice will you follow it? If so, then we can definitely help. We don’t often focus specifically on weight loss as a goal at Personal Training Camberwell, more often we make our focus about increasing the amount of movement you’re doing and on cleaning up your diet. What usually follows is an increase in energy and a reduction in body fat just because you’re becoming healthier.
CAN I TRAIN WITH A FRIEND?
Definitely. In fact we recommend it. When you train with a friend you keep each other accountable to show up and you push each other to perform at your best. As such, our pricing for a 2-on-1 session is exactly the same as a 1-on-1 session. Basically you can bring a friend and share the price of a 1-on-1 session.
I HAVE INJURIES.. CAN I STILL COME TO PERSONAL TRAINING?
When you are injured, or haven’t trained before or for a long time, the best thing you can do is get personalised training sessions to make sure you are learning the physical movements properly. We have dealt with injured and fused backs, knee injuries (ACL and MCL damage), injured shoulders and necks. Most people have a niggle or two by the time they get into their 30’s and often with proper technique and supervised exercise they can train pain free.
CAN I DO A TRIAL SESSION?
Definitely. We offer a 3 session pack for $99 so you can come and try out our facility and our trainers to make sure that we can work well together. Or, if you just want to come in for a look around and a chat then thats free.
DO YOU OFFER NUTRITION ADVICE?
As personal trainers we can offer basic nutrition advice but we specialise in movement and mindfulness. Many of our clients benefit greatly from the basic nutritional advice we offer but if you need dietary advice we can refer you to a nutritionist or dietitian for more specific help.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO TRAINING?
Most people chose to wear comfortable training clothing such as shorts or trackpants and a t-shirt. If its colder you may wish to wear warmer layers until you’ve warmed up. For outdoor sessions it’s advisable to wear a hat and sunscreen in summer and extra layers of clothing in winter.
DO YOU PERIODISE YOUR TRAINING?
Our training sessions are programmed using a type of conjugate method of periodization where we vary the training type and intensity over the space of the week. Some sessions are lower in repetitions and heavier in weight, some are lighter in weight with more repetitions. We try to use all of the primal movement patterns in as many of the sessions as possible and individualise all sessions based on the requirements and limitations of the individuals training.