Assessment & Program Design
There are thousands of different exercises and pieces of equipment at the gym. How do you know which are right for you and which could be wrong?
The first step in beginning a new fitness program is a fitness assessment. This includes a review of your goals, any injuries or medical issues, and evaluation of your posture and movement. A few simple observations and movement tests tell us which muscles are tight or overactive and need stretching and which are extended or underactive and need strengthening. The Mini Self-Assessment below includes few of the more common observations get you started and give you an example of how the program design process works.
When we train together, there is a reason for choosing every single exercise, a reason for the order of exercises and a reason why some exercises will be excluded from your program.