All personal trainers create personalized fitness programs for their clients; however, from a Natural Life Choice perspective, the question to ask is whether that fitness program is geared to the individual’s genetics and imbalances or is it based solely on fitness goals?
Process of fitness programming
To prevent injury, our Strength Coaches will create a program that first addresses all your imbalances before working on your fitness goals. They have numerous customized programs to correct imbalances including, hypotrophy, muscle strength, relative strength, strength endurance, body composition (fat loss) and muscular imbalance. For each program that you undertake, the exercise, rest, sets, reps and tempo have to be relevant to your assessed needs.
Al's ELITE method of programming
"Over the past 10-15 years, I have developed my own methodology and style that combines science and a holistic approach to produce optimum results for my clients".
Our practitioner will perform an individual assessment based on the client’s goals. For example, if the goal is to break through a plateau, then Structural Balance is the appropriate assessment. If, however, the goal is to decrease body composition and gain lean muscle mass than the practitioner may suggest Biosignature as the assessment tool.
Discover your variables
After determining the right assessment tool for the individual, the next step is to take a look at the different variables that can impact that person’s program. Your variables will influence the success of your program.
Add a Recovery Phase
Recovery after a great program is essential in order to avoid lactic acid build up and disruption of sleep. The type of recovery needed will determine the intensity or the volume of the workout.
Supportive Dietary Plan
Furthermore, if necessary the practitioner will recommend a Supplement Protocol such as L-Glutamine or Whey and other nutrients all of which support the immune system while providing nourishment to the body.
"By following this method of training, injuries can be prevented and you develop a clear understanding of your strengths & weaknesses."
Duration of a fitness program
Clients often ask how often a program should change to bring about results. There are several factors that determine the length of a program including the number of days per week the individual trains and the type of program. For instance, if the person is on an imbalance program, it can take 2 to 4 weeks. A strength endurance program can go from 1 to 4 weeks depending on the initial fitness level of the client and the intensity of the workout.