Some common questions you may have:

What are the benefits of working with a personal trainer?

More and more people of all fitness levels are working with personal trainers because they offer a practical and affordable means of getting—and staying—in shape.

Personal Training offers

Accountability

Many people might not find the time to exercise on their own but will never miss a scheduled appointment. We have clients who, even when they don’t feel like exercising, will come in for their session and ALWAYS feel better and more energized afterward!

Motivation/Encouragement

A trainer will help you to achieve your long-term goals but will also help you realize some short-term goals in the process. Imagine the proud feeling when you find yourself saying “I could not have done THAT a month ago.” To see progress is so motivating!

Education

A trainer will provide instruction on form and guide you through a safe, yet challenging, workout custom-made for your body with your goals in mind. A trainer can also be helpful in helping you distinguish fact from fiction in regard to exercise.

Exercise Variety

Today, people are very busy planing out their day to accommodate their hectic lives. It is refreshing to have a trainer make a plan that incorporates new and exciting exercises for you.

While personal training is viewed by some as an extravagance, it actually offers much more “bang for your buck” than a gym membership you never use! A few sessions is often all it takes for some people to feel comfortable with independent exercise. When you consider all the benefits—and that it goes toward your lifelong health—it is definitely money well spent.

What is Pilates? Can anyone do it?

What we know as “Pilates” today was actually called “Contrology” by its founder, Joseph Pilates. Joseph Pilates believed in the complete use of the body; that all movements, including breathing, are deliberate and conscious.

Joseph Pilates’ original studio was in New York City and his “method” immediately became many dancers’ exercise of choice because it kept their bodies strong and limber, without causing them to “bulk up.” But this form of exercise is not only for dancers or women–Joseph Pilates began his career as a boxer and the second person to open a studio in New York City was John Seed, a former hockey player.

There are basically two forms of Pilates: one uses mats or the floor and the other uses equipment. Both involve precise movements and offer a full body workout. Pilates strengthens and tones all muscles and improves posture, flexibility and balance.

Because Pilates has such a strong focus on core conditioning, it is the perfect complement to any exercise or sport. Because it does not involve heavy impact, like many sports, it is safe and beneficial for people of all ages and abilities. In fact, our Pilates clients at Hudson Fitness & Pilates range from professional athletes to a grandmother who recently had knee surgery.

How Often Should I Schedule Personal Training Sessions?

The best part about Personal Training is that it is designed to fit your schedule. Depending on your goal, whether it is to lose weight, tone up, condition for a race, off- season training, or just daily physical activity, most people train 3-4 times/week to achieve the recommended fitness standards. Only have 2 days available this week, no problem! Any time you take to get your daily burn in is more than people who push working out aside. The more you come, the more quickly you will see your progress. Think of it this way, if you only take 1 hour out of your day to train, that is only 4% of your day!

How do I schedule my first appointment?

Just give us a call at 330.656.5411 and we will be happy to set up a time for you

What should I expect at my first session?

In your first session you will go over your health history with your trainer and discuss your goals. We will ensure that you feel comfortable and confident with the program we will set up for you. All you have to do is show up ready to work hard!