How old do I have to be to use the fitness centers?
Is their a dress code for the fitness centers?
Shirts are required. Jeans, cords or other street clothes are not permitted. Footwear must be closed-toed, rubber soled athletic shoes.
How many free sessions do I receive with a personal trainer?
We offer our new members 5 One-on-One Personal Training sessions and 1 Small Group Personal Training sessions. Visit the Training Options & Pricing page for more information.
How do I schedule my free sessions with a personal trainer?
Visit our Schedule an Appointment page. Or, visit the Trainer’s Bio page to select a certified personal trainer. Each personal trainer’s contact information is listed in their Bio so that you can contact them directly to schedule an appointment. Or, you If you are having a hard time choosing, please contact Fitness Director Danielle Williams at (805)646-7213 ext. 221 voicemail.
What can I expect during my free sessions with a trainer?
During your 3 free One-on-One Personal Training sessions, your certified personal trainer will perform simple assessments to determine you fitness level, flexibility, mobility and strength. Body fat testing and body measurements are also options. This information will be essential to you as a plan is created for your fitness program and to ensure that you exercise safely. Your personal trainer will also orient you with our strength and cardio machines. During your 1 free Small Group Personal Training sessions you will have an opportunity to find what makes functional training so amazing. Visit the Trainer’s Bio page to find out more about our certified personal trainers.
What is functional training?
Functional training is your key to getting fitter faster. It is all about training for real life – exercises that recognize that your body is in constant motion and thus your training should involve dynamic motion also. And, best of all, these FUN workouts can be done by anyone, whether your goal is to be stronger, look better or improve your performance. Functional training is available in our One-on-One or Small Group Personal Training sessions. See Training Options and Pricing page for more information.
How often do I need to exercise?
The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recommend that healthy adults under age 65 do:
- Moderately intense cardio 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week or vigorously intense cardio 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week.
- 8-10 strength training exercises, 8 to 12 repetitions each exercise, twice a week.
How do I know the appropriate intensity when I do cardiovascular exercise?
Please email our Fitness Director Danielle Williams firstname.lastname@example.org and she will email you back a great packet of information on heart rate training.