Genesis Health and Fitness style of personal training is designed around each clients specific goals. Below is a list of common areas of focus for a personal training program and their definitions as they pertain to your training program.
Weight loss training is not just about losing pounds, it is about losing unwanted body fat and keeping it off for good. Toning involves being able to show muscle definition, which most of the time involves losing body fat. Our weight loss/toning program involves utilizing proven techniques that shred body fat in order to reveal the muscle that lies beneath.
Some common weight loss/toning techniques include:
-A well designed cardiovascular program
Hypertrophy (Muscle Building)
Muscle hypertrophy is a term for the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells. The most common type of muscular hypertrophy occurs as a result of physical exercise, such as weight lifting.
Hypertrophy training is designed to focus mainly on gaining serious muscle mass. This is done by using a range of specific weight lifting techniques and strategies.
Some common hypertrophy training techniques include:
-Using heavier weight for less reps(6-8reps)
“Strength training” is a method of improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force through the use of free weights, machines, or the person’s own body weight. Strength training sessions are designed to impose increasingly greater resistance, which in turn stimulates development of muscle strength to meet the added demand.
Some common strength training techniques include:
-Using significantly heavier weight and less reps (4-6 reps)
Endurance can typically be split into two groups: Muscle endurance and cardiovascular endurance.
Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle or group of muscles to sustain repeated contractions against a resistance for an extended period of time.
Cardiovascular endurance is the ability of the heart, lungs and blood vessels to deliver oxygen to working muscles and tissues, as well as the ability of those muscles and tissues to utilize that oxygen.
Endurance training is going to involve a more consistant, non-stop style of training.
Some common endurance training techniques include:
-Using a lighter weight for more reps(8-15 reps)
Injury prevention and post rehabilitation
This program is designed to prevent injuries, correct musculoskeletal imbalances and improve strength and mobility. We consult with the primary therapist for all post rehabilitation clients to fully understand what specific limitations and guidelines we must work within during their rehabilitation. Based on this information, we design an optimal exercise program incorporating corrective techniques specifically targeted to the client’s particular injury in order to return their body to full functioning at its highest potential. Our highly skilled personal trainers have close working relationships with well qualified physical therapists and chiropractors and will readily provide referrals if treatment of your injury exceeds our scope of practice. It is important to note that we do not diagnose or prescribe treatment for serious injuries or illnesses, however, and highly recommend that clients contact a qualified physician if they believe they may have a serious illness or injury.