Since we are located in a college town, our year begins for the most part in September. It seems as good a time as any to use this opportunity to pull back the curtain a little and let anyone who is interested know what it is like for someone to start their training with us at the BodyLab. After you contact us, this is what you can expect.
First off, we encourage everyone to take advantage of the Free Week that we offer. We encourage you to start your week on a Monday so that you can get a good feel for what a typical week of training looks like. After one of our coaches has talked to you about your current training, goals, and answers your questions about our style and format, you will be tested. No, really, you will take a small fitness test. This test allows us to see several things. Some of them are obvious such as how you move and what your starting work capacity is. Some other things are not so obvious, where we will examine how coachable you are, whether or not you are a good fit for the gym, and help us start to see the style of motivation that you respond to.
Once you complete this test, you will be given the choice to call it a day or jump into the class workout. The coach will offer suggestions on what is the best option for you based on your performance in the fitness test. After this first day, we will be better able to help you figure out which plan of training is best for you. We offer several options and the include, joining our regular classes, signing up for our next BodyLab Basics Class, or personal training sessions with one of our coaches.
A typical class at the lab will look something like the following. Basic daily warm-up. This is done on your own once you walk in the door. After you have moved around for a little while, if you have some very specific mobility drills that you like to do (or that we have assigned you) this is a good opportunity to do those. Once a coach is ready for you, we will bring you into a more specific workout centric warmup that will include mobility work for that day. Once you complete this workout, you will be directed to the workout of the day. It might be a single workout or a workout with multiple parts. We will guide you through it all. Once that is done, you will be given an opportunity to cool down and your time with us will conclude. We encourage you to give us at least an hour to adequately get you through the warm-up and workout.
We want what is best for you and to make sure that you are placed in a position to succeed and not a position where you will be uncomfortable. No matter what we suggest, you will be free to continue the week of classes with us and allow us to better gather information on where you are starting from. We take great pride in what we do and the results that we are able to get from anyone who walks through our doors.
So if you are interested in trying us out, seeing what a truly healthy lifestyle looks like and feels like, click the contact us link and let’s get you scheduled for your free week!