You will read the word assessment several times throughout this website. It is true that I have my own weight loss success story as well as working past my own pain issues. Therefore, I have an idea of what many people are struggling with when it comes to both pain issues and weight loss. However, what worked for me does not always translate into helping others. People are different and come to me with unique issues, even if to the inexperienced person, their situation can seem pretty much the same. I stress that we offer the most comprehensive fitness assessment in Sacramento! This assessment process is crucial to differentiate each person and their unique set of circumstances. ~Aaron Robinet
Whatever your goal, we can help you achieve it! Your goal should excite, inspire and even scare you a little. If you aren’t sure exactly how to define your goal, we can help you get to the core of what you really want to achieve.
We assess your starting point and include your lifestyle factors to determine the quickest way to get your results while ensuring your long-term success.
Weight-loss: Many people want to achieve weight loss and have an idea of how to accomplish it. Eat right and exercise enough and the results will soon follow. But, what does it mean to eat right or even exercise enough? Weight-loss and nutrition: The picture many people have in mind as to how to eat to accomplish weight-loss goals involves some sort of deprivation approach such as always being hungry or eating food that mimics cardboard in looks and taste. Weight-loss and exercise: the perception for how to exercise to achieve weight-loss is to suffer. There is the idea of no pain, no gain. A feeling that you have to sweat until you drop.
The truth is that the more you suffer when starting an exercise program, the less likely you stick with that program. Even better news, the above misconceptions are actually counterproductive in more ways than just motivational. It is not a healthy approach to always be hungry or eat food that does not satiate the appetite. Of course, there are some exceptions to what some people crave, but that’s for another discussion. When it comes to exercise, consistency is the most important a factor. To achieve weight-loss, you don’t need to push until you drop. Rather, you need to be consistent and always slightly push your body to be challenged to the next level. Your body will respond by getting stronger and being ready for the next challenge.
We always recommend food that your body responds well to, resulting in increased energy, decreased hunger and cravings, good mental focus and not getting hungry quickly after meals.
Pain issues: Many pain issues are the result of tight muscles with the opposing muscles being weak and elongated. The majority of the pain is felt in the attachment point(s) of the tight muscle or in a spasm in the weak muscle. When the pain is not assessed properly, the pain can turn chronic, resulting in a long-term pain issue that never seems to get corrected. Compound this with the fact that our habits contribute to the problem and often never get addressed as part of the correction.
Through our assessments, we find the root of pain issues and can often reduce or even eliminate most pain naturally.
Pre-injury: Millions of people are just one wrong move away from an injury. Not because there are dangers lurking around each corner but rather, the poor coordination within the body mechanics or weaknesses within certain body parts. These injuries often lead to significant down time and a limited return to the previous state of health which likely was not optimal in the first place.
Ideally, you’ll start a proper program prior to ever being injured. Our assessments uncover issues that lead to injury such as body mechanics issues, poor nutrition, stressors to the energy systems, lack a flexibility in crucial areas, and much more. With this information, we can ward off the most common injury issues, improve body mechanics, plus help you move, look and feel better.
Post-rehab: People that have gone through rehab as a result of an injury, surgery, pain issues, or other issues often are still not back to the point that they were prior to the event. We bridge the gap between rehab and normal daily function. Often, when people have been hurt or lost function, they need to learn how to move with proper body positioning otherwise they will be dealing with pain issues that will often become chronic.
Nutrition: The most common thing we hear when discussing nutrition is that the potential new client has good nutrition without any issues. Typically, almost everyone that we start with has at least some improvements to their nutrition. This is not to say that any “treats” need to be absent from the diet. We have great success with improvements in food quality, timing of meals, and the correct amounts of proteins, carbohydrates and fats for each individual. We teach the 80% rule which is that if you’re following your diet 80% of the time, you’re doing good.
Lifestyle factors: Many people like to think that they have a pretty good lifestyle habits and that there is nothing that needs to be changed in this department. Truth is, most of us typically have lifestyle habits that don’t make us feel very good and we don’t like to give them up for fear of losing what we enjoy. We start by adding good habits and allow you to decide when to give up the detrimental habits if and when you choose to. Often, when we introduce these new habits, you feel much better doing them and feel much worse doing those detrimental habits that you realize that you have more enjoyment and control over your life by getting rid of the old habits.
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Personal Training: We offer custom programs specific to your goals and needs with respect to short-term and long-term progress in such a way that any roadblocks are minimized and breakthroughs are maximized. We assess to ensure that we plan properly. We consistently reassess to ensure your plan is meeting the specific goals. Once your initial goal(s) are achieved, we help you maintain or establish new goals to ensure your long-term success.
Partner Training: We offer the same custom programing options for two people with similar needs and goals. This is a great opportunity to exercise with someone you enjoy being around while getting the results you desire. Having someone close can really help your motivation and enjoyment of the exercise.
Mobile Training: We come to your home, work or other location that is convenient to you. We provide all of the equipment for the workouts in the comfort of your preferred location.
Online Personal Training: Whether you’re using our mobile personal training or taking part in the online only option, our online personal training is a unique service we offer. Your entire program provides you with all of the necessary information plus videos of each exercise to ensure that you are performing each exercise at the correct pace and form. This is a great programming option for our clients to do their exercise program on their own with no guess work. You’ll know exactly what to do and how to do it whether you’re exercising in your home or at a gym.
Meal Planning: Food can be so confusing when it comes to what to eat and how much you should eat to increase your health and fitness level while decreasing your body fat and excess body weight. We take the guess work out of knowing when and what you need to eat. Your custom meal plan includes what to eat for each meal and snacks. Each meal plan is specific to you with the main goal of increasing your energy level while decreasing any excess body weight, and improving your overall health.
Assessments: To ensure any short-term or long-term success we need to know what your starting point is. To not assess you is to guess your starting point. We go beyond the standard body composition assessment (weight, body fat %, circumference measurements, etc…). We also assess your posture, comparative range of motion, lifestyle factors and much more. Our in-depth assessments provide us the information to identify any potential issues that might arise and address them before they become an issue.