A good trainer can motivate clients; a great trainer can get clients to motivate themselves.
— Graham King, UAC Founder

 Personal Training

The trainers are Urban Athletic Club are here to help you in the areas where you want to see the most improvement (strength gains, weight loss, flexibility and mobility, core strengthening, etc).  Our trainers ensure that you maintain high-quality movements to help you increase your performance. 

To achieve peak performance we apply customized training programs, perform baseline and periodic testing, and provide valuable insight.

The on-boarding process for new personal training clients

1 - INITIAL ASSESSMENT

[~1 hour/$120]

The first action is to meet you, discover - or help you create - some goals and expectations, and define your expectations. We'll also conduct some basic movement screens; i.e. how you perform movements like squats, pushups, pullups; how you walk and run; examine your basic mobility and flexibility. 

Here’s what to expect on your first session:

Body Metrics and Movement Data

We measure weight, body composition, resting heart rate, and blood pressure. These Body Metrics help set your baseline measurements. 

Active Warmup

Next, we run you through our Active Warmup both to educate on our protocols and also take notes on how you move, imbalances, and any other subjective measurements. The Active Warmup includes movements like inchworms, samson stretches, and frankenstein walks. Don’t worry if they sounds unfamiliar! We’ll teach you!

Movement Tests

Next we move onto some subjective movement tests to help indicate any movement imbalances, range of motion (ROM), weaknesses, or other areas to address. We will test the following movements:

  • Squats
  • Pushups
  • Pullups or Body Row
  • Lunges
  • Hip Hinges

Goal Overview

After that we’ll discuss your goals and put a timetable to it. Whether it’s weight loss, preparing for a competition, or setting a routine, we like to put the goal down and then put a time-table to it.  We will discuss schedule, how many times per week you want a trainer and what you'll do on your own. We'll also discuss budget.

Should you choose to pursue any training option, you'll get a credit towards any purchase. 

2 - Program Design

Once you've committed to training, we'll design a program custom to your goals as well as the information we obtained during your assessment. For example, if you have nagging knee pain and lack of range of movement but your goal is to run a marathon, we're going to have to make some specific adjustments to your program and possibly your timetable!

3 - Program Review

Once we've created your custom program, we'll meet in person to help you understand the work to be done. This is where we get feedback on your performance. For instance, if we program pushups followed by squats, but find your pushup form needs more work, we'll tweak the program to allow for time to work one area without taking away from reaching your desired goal. This is on-going. 

Methodology

Each trainer brings with them their own unique experience and knowledge, however we all belief in teaching High-Quality Movements. 

HIGH-QUALITY MOVEMENTS

Imagine performing 100 straight pushups. At some point your form will break down. You'll start changing your form to complete the number. You're moving from High-Quality Movements to "just getting it done" movements. That's not the foundation of improvement. All of our trainers believe in perfecting movements, not aimless repetitions.

MUSCLE AND MOBILITY

Unless you're Benjamin Button, you're going to age. That means decreased mobility and muscle. Our foundation is to help you move better and with full range of motion.  Squatting at full depth, full overhead pressing, and proper hip hinging are just some examples of what we'll shoot for. As for muscle, we will emphasize improving your strength in all areas: top-end strength, strength-endurance, and power. Fun fact: 5 more pounds of muscle will help you burn about 1 pound of fat each month. 

Personal Training Rates

Our standard Personal Training rate is $120 per hour. Our rates are dependent on several factors including the trainer's education and certifications, experience, availability, time of training session, length of session, the client's commitment level.  


EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

Our trainers who have more education and certificates have higher rates. Certifications like NASM, ACE, and NSCA are expensive and require annual CECs to maintain. Many trainers hold college degrees in fields like Exercise Science and Kinesiology. 

EXPERIENCE

We charge more for our more experienced trainers as compared to our apprentice trainers. 

AVAILABILITY

Some of our trainers have limited availability and charge accordingly. 

CLIENT'S COMMITMENT LEVEL

Commitment on your part also affects pricing. If you're looking for a one-time training option, then the price may be higher than if you're willing and able to commit to three or more months.  

Session Length

The length of the session will determine the price. 60-minute sessions cost more than a 40-minute session. 

 

Private vs. Small Group

One-on-one sessions are more expensive than small group sessions (2-4 clients). 

Personal Training options

To help you choose the best Personal Training option for you, read over the following suggestions. Generally we recommend that most people start with twice/week training for the first month and then adjust according to your needs. 


PACKAGES

If you travel frequently or have a dynamic schedule? In that case, a Training Package of 5, 10, or 20 sessions may be your best bet. You will be able to schedule your sessions to fit your lifestyle.  

MONTHLY

Do you keep a set schedule with little variability? Then a Monthly Plan might work best for you. Choose from 4, 8, or 12 sessions per month; minimum commitment is 3 months. Also, for those who like to budget, this option works better than a Training Package.


PARTNER

Workout together with your spouse or friends. You'll both be pushed hard and the trainer will make sure to accommodate any difference in strength or stamina. There is a 10-25% surcharge to the rate, which is then divided amongst you and your partner. 

60-MINUTE & 40-MINUTE

If you have certain physical demands, are training for a specific, short-term goal, have an irregular schedules, or quite simply prefer it, then choose the 60-minutes session. For all others, 40-minute sessions provide ample time to make progress with your fitness goals.