NEW Personal Training Rates Effective January 2020
Beginning Wednesday, January 15th we will be changing and expanding our personal training packages. The new package structure will allow you to maximize your personal training sessions, improve your fitness level and reach your goals.
Our 4 session package is a great introductory package for the client looking to jump start their fitness plan and/or the client new to working with a trainer. Our 8 and 12 session packages will allow the client to train to 3-4 times a week with their trainer with a greater focus on the key components of fitness: endurance, strength and flexibility.
There is a vast amount of research that states training muscle groups more frequently will lead to more progress in terms of both strength and muscle size or muscle hypertrophy. A Men’s Health article published in April of this year states “After training a muscle, protein synthesis is raised for anywhere between 36 to 48 hours, then it drops back to normal. And if you’ve been lifting for many years, the rise is over a lot more quickly.” This means that no matter how trained you are, and how much you do with any given muscle group, the muscle-building effect of any given workout stops after a maximum of 48 hours. So if you are only training a group of muscles one day a week you are substantially capping your progress. You may ask “so what if training more frequently builds more muscle, why should I care if I just want to lose weight? Well, if building more muscle increases your daily energy expenditure, even when you don’t make it to the gym, then having more muscle is actually the best long term solution in terms of training for weight loss.
For most people, with the exception of sport-specific/strength sport-related goals, three total body resistance training sessions a week is the best path to achieving any fitness goal. So whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or get stronger, training frequency is key in reaching your fitness goals. Our new packages are designed to help you reach your goals.
Our new Personal Training Packages are designed to incentivize AHC members to work harder, more frequently, and more effectively to reach their fitness goals. Each package (4 sessions, 8 sessions and 12 sessions) is designed to be completed within one month of initiating training and is renewed on a monthly (4-week) basis unless a written request is submitted prior to the next monthly billing period.
In the event your trainer is unavailable (illness/injury/vacation) for any length of time, the member can either use those sessions with another trainer or make-up the sessions with their trainer upon their return.
If you are unavailable (due to illness/injury/vacation) and unable to use your packaged training sessions, your trainer must be notified. Once capable, your remaining sessions must be completed within the original package time frame. For example: if you purchase an 8 session package (2 per week for 4 weeks) and 4 had been completed in the 2 weeks prior to you getting the flu, then once you were well enough to return to training you would have 2 additional weeks to complete the remaining 4 sessions in your package.
If you plan to take a vacation/travel which affects your ability to complete all of your Personal Training Package Sessions in the normal time frame you are able to place a hold on your training. You must notify your trainer prior to your travel of your return date and schedule your remaining sessions in advance.
Withdrawal Due to Continuing Illness or Injury
If you have a medical issue or injury that prevents you from continuing your Personal Training, a doctor’s note that explicitly states the reason for your discontinuation of Personal Training is required for a pro-rated refund.
Our 24-hour cancellation policy is still in effect with our new Personal Training Packages.