Why hire a qualified personal trainer?
In exercise, fitness, and nutrition, there are so many ways to train, work out, and eat that will get you good to great results. Great personal trainers know the most efficient and effective way to get you, the client, the best results as quickly and safely as possible. This is why you want the best and Chris Ogren IS Minnesota's top personal trainer, fitness instructor, exercise coach, and life mentor.
How do I hire a qualified personal trainer?
The first step to finding a qualified personal fitness trainer is to ask around. Ask the people you know who work with trainers. Check the phone book. Inquire at your gym. Check the listings in fitness magazines. Next, We recommend you do your research and interview prospective trainers. Trainers’ fees run anywhere from $40 to $300 per hour, so you want to be sure you’re hiring a qualified expert who will actually provide good advice and training in exchange for your financial investment. As with most things, you get what you pay for — so don’t go with the least expensive person just because they are affordable. Likewise, a high fee does not automatically make someone qualified. Be sure you ask as many questions as necessary to determine that the person you hire is knowledgeable and will be able to help you achieve your specific weight and fitness goals.
What credentials do you have?
YourFit Studio's Chris Ogren has studied for his Fitness Sciences Degree, and while still working toward that end, holds an ACE (American Council on Exercise http://www.acefitness.org) certification as well as Red Cross CPR/AED certification. Additionally, Chris has acquired an ExpertRating certification. His education, knowledge and experience will get you great results FAST.
While Chris' main focus is centered on weight loss and toning, he also possesses broader experience in helping others achieve goals of all sorts, including those who struggle with eating disorders, depression, those whose training is confined to a wheelchair, training those with learning disabilities, marathons, athletes (i.e., football, baseball, basketball, etc.) and, of course, the most common: toning and weight loss.
Do you perform an assessment?
Yes! Your first step is an assessment with your personal trainer. This will include a medical history intake; physical measurements of body fat, weight, muscle strength, stability, muscle imbalances, posture, flexibility; a stress test; a detailed description of your food cravings, water intake, food consumption, and current activity level; and a thorough evaluation of your goals.
A proper assessment is essential to the personal training process. Any personal trainer who doesn't offer an assessment is someone you want to run from, not hire! Without having a good idea about how you function with weight and your body weight, there is no way a personal trainer can design a specific program catered to your needs as a client. You want the best results and an assessment is one of the most important tools used in designing your fitness and nutrition program.
What type of equipment do you use?
YourFit Studio utilizes all kinds of equipment and training techniques to help you keep progressing for maximal results as quickly as safely possible. They also keep the workouts fun, frequently changing them up so you stay motivated and don't get bored doing the same routine over and over again. Remember, you should always leave a training session feeling great. Training equipment can range from Dumbbells, to bars, squat racks, Swiss balls, Dura Disc, Kettlebells, medicine balls, balance boards, flexi-bands, free weights, weight benches / machines, body weight exercises (like push-ups), treadmills , stair steppers, ellipticals & crosstrainers, rowing machines, exercise bikes & cycles , and other weight training, fitness, cardiovascular, and health equipment. YourFit can utilize almost any tool or activity to get you a great workout. Ideally speaking, free weights, Swiss balls, and cables, performing full body movements will get you the best results in the shortest time.
Who do you train?
Our ideal client is anyone who wants to burn fat fast and become super-lean, improve their sports performance, or increase their daily functionality in life by eliminating/reducing back, neck, and joint pain. Clients include male and female fitness models, bodybuilders, athletes, kids, professionals, general fitness enthusiasts, seniors, and anyone else who wants to achieve their lifelong fitness goals. Chris Ogren will get you the best results if you're ready to do the work and reap the rewards.