Private trainer

Etymology: (1828) Derived from train with the suffix -er

Why should you have a private trainer?

The role of the private trainer is to help the client reach his or her training goal by providing the necessary tools for success. He or she is a facilitator and motivator. He or she can help you improve your physical condition, get back in shape and help you lose weight. The trainer will motivate you to get back in shape and can help you avoid the risk of injury by guiding you through your physical activity.

When and why should you consult a private trainer?

Your private trainer will provide you with the skills and motivation to achieve these different goals:

  • Weight loss
  • Getting fit
  • Muscle hypertrophy
  • Increase in your sports performance

Having a certified trainer increases your chances of success because of the support and guidance you will receive. If you are ready to integrate physical activity into your life or if you want to improve your performance, it is time for you to make an appointment.

There are many options. Talk to your private trainer to build a program that’s right for you. We can then evaluate your physical condition and begin your sessions.

What should you expect from a private trainer in our CMI clinics?

These sessions will be adapted to your needs and schedule and will be held at the Crémazie or Saint-Laurent clinic. We also offer private training sessions on ZOOM.

These sessions can last from 30 to 90 minutes according to your availability and your goals. You are invited to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment so you can take the time to dress and do some stretching.

You can choose to have 3 sessions per week, one session per month and a home workout program, or a few ad hoc sessions. The important thing is to find the right format to reach your goals and to integrate this lifestyle in the long term. Motivation must come from within in order to be successful in the process.

We recommend that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to optimize your movement and comfort when you enter the gym. We recommend shorts, leggings, or joggers and a t-shirt.

The techniques used by the private trainer

The first meeting with your trainer will be to evaluate your physical condition by checking your measurements, pressure and weight. Your trainer will analyze your expectations and needs in order to establish your goal.

The trainer will then build a training program based on the initial assessment. He or she will provide you with a plan for several weeks and you will be able to begin the supervised sessions.

Here is an example of a private training session for general fitness:

Cardio training (40% of the workout)

  • 5-minute warm-up on the treadmill or stationary bike
  • 20 to 40 minutes of cardio vascular exercises with the client’s preferred machine (treadmill, rowing machine, elliptical, etc.)

Muscular training (40% of the workout)

  • Circuit training with machines and free weights
  • From 12 to 15 repetitions
  • 1 to 2 sets per muscle group
  • 30-second recovery between each set Approximately 20 to 40 minutes total
  • Approximately 20 to 40 minutes total

Flexibility training (20% of the workout)

  • Static exercises targeting the 4 main muscle groups
  • Tense-release relaxation method
  • 3 sets of each

If you are interested in meal plans, we strongly recommend consulting a qualified nutritionist.

Costs of a session with a private trainer

Our fitness program costs $350. This includes a one-hour initial assessment with the client, followed by the development of a personalized program and five sixty-minute sessions.

The cost of a private training session is not covered by the RAMQ.

In need of a private trainer?

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