FAQs - You asked, we answered.
What should I expect on the first day?
During your initial consultation, you'll share your health history with your instructor, focusing on any medical or orthopedic issues. Your instructor will explain the Continuous Tension Training approach, and guide you through a series of key exercises. You'll be taught proper technique, and closely supervised to ensure that you have internalized the right behaviors to maximize safety and efficiency. By the end of the consultation, you and your instructor will have determined the proper machine settings and weights to use during your first scheduled workout, along with a baseline to measure your progress. This will all be recorded for you, so that everything will ready to go for your next workout.
How long does it take to see results?
Will this help me lose weight?
Will resistance training make me bulky?
For most, “not enough” muscle is more of a concern than “too much.” We lose 1-4% muscle, strength, and bone density every year. When this adds up over decades, people become frail and lose their ability to work and enjoy recreation. Eventually, they lose their independence. Proper strength training maximizes our normal potential for a lean, athletic, and capable physique, and it will help us preserve that healthy amount of muscle for decades with very minimal investment.
Is the studio hot?
Getting sweaty is not a desirable part of exercise - it’s simply a sign your body is getting too hot. Our clients love our cool studio, and many love that they can save time by training cool, and going straight to work or other appointments.
Just remember to bring a sweatshirt to get started!
Is it crowded or noisy?
Not at all. Our studio is a private, one-on-one training facility. Clients come only by appointment, so you never have to wait for your next exercise. When you arrive, your instructor will have everything ready for your workout. A different instructor and client may be working together in the space, but you’ll never wait on equipment, and your workout will always be an organized, quiet, focused experience.
Is this physical therapy? Do I need a prescription for it?
No. Though our facility was founded by a Doctor of Physical Therapy, the service we provide is private resistance training, suitable for anyone. Though we are happy to coordinate with any health care providers necessary to ensure your safety, you do not need a prescription. This frees us up to build a lasting relationship around your health, with no pressure to "wrap up" or discharge you from your sustainable, long-term strength program.
Does insurance cover personal training?
Do you provide coaching for strength-sports (powerlifting, crossfit) or endurance sports (marathons, triathlons)?
No. We love it when our clients apply the strength built at StrengthSpace to other physical activities. However, we exclusively deliver stimulus-focused exercise, in which the main goal is to promote an adaptation in the body for stronger bones, muscles, & connective tissues.
In sporting activities, such as soccer, crossfit, olympic weight-lifting, or marathons, the focus is purely external: the performance of athletic movements faster, harder, heavier, etc. At StrengthSpace we keep our focus away from skill-mastery and on strengthening the tissues of the body. We share your enthusiasm for sports outside the gym, and defer to sports-coaches for technical guidance about how to master these disciplines.