FAQ In-Home Personal Training

What equipment do I need for Home-Based Training?

A mat and you! If you have equipment you would like to use, we will also integrate it in your program.

What are the benefits of 1 on 1 Training Personal Training versus Group Based Training?

1 on 1

Working 1 on 1 with The L Trainer is the quickest way to your fitness goals. Our Personal Trainers design fun and challenging fitness programs in whatever setting works best for you (home, private gym, office, park). Each fitness program includes an in depth fitness assessment and a goal-setting session. Many of our clients prefer to train 1 on 1 because they like the attention, safety, and the accountability of having a personal trainer instruct them exercise by exercise. They feel safe in pushing the limits and like the individualization of their exercise program. It is especially helpful to do 1 on 1 training if you are on the mend from an injury, have a very specific goal, or are learning a new exercise technique and want more guided instruction. The L Trainer offers several affordable plans for 1 on 1 training.

Small Group Training

Small-group training is a great option because it lowers the cost barrier for budget-conscious clients who still want excellent service and a focused workout. It is also appealing to clients who want to try personal training but don’t want to do it alone or are nervous about training 1 on 1 with a trainer. The L Trainer offers several group training options including duet training and park-based training group workouts. When you train with a family member or friend you pay less. Not only is it fun, science also proves that you train harder and more frequently. Find your workout buddy and schedule your workout today. To find a scheduled park workout click here.

Why hire The L Trainer?

The L Trainer creates and executes time effective exercise sessions individualized to our clients goals with affordable options. With each client we develop an individualized strategy to improve all of following fitness components:

  • Cardio-respiratory Function
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Stability, Balance, and Coordination
  • Myofascial Flexibility and improved Joint Motion
  • Postural Awareness

Our service is delivered by an elite group of carefully selected Personal Trainers. The L Trainer team meets weekly for 3 hours to go over exercise programming and receive weekly exercise enrichment lessons so that you will be experience the most cutting edge, evidence-based exercise programming in the fitness industry to date.

For more information about our trainers, please visit our Biography and testimonials section.

How does the L Trainer give back to the community?

We believe our services should not only benefit our clients, but the entire community. For each session billed, 5% of the profit goes into the community fund to support free community exercise programming. This benefits the community because they will have access to top industry educators and fitness professionals free of charge. Our clients like that a portion of their session is dedicated to community programming. Our Trainers are paid fairly for these free sessions and deliver them with their unparalleled care and expertise.

How long is a Personal Training session?

Sessions usually run for one hour. If time is a concern, we also offer 30 min sessions.On occasion Group Training sessions will run for 90 minutes.

How soon will I start seeing results?

In the first 4-6 week of your exercise program, you will notice small changes in your body function. You may have more energy and improved strength. You may even experience changes in your diet. At this point your body’s physiology is changing. Depending on the intensity, duration, and frequency of your exercise training and your starting physical health, visible changes in your body may be noticed in 1 month but can take as long as 6 months.

How much do the services cost?

For a detailed description of our services and costs please visit our services section.

Do you offer nutritional guidance?

All of The L Trainers have taken courses in nutrition and can provide guidance. We also have a dietician on staff. You can find our dietician rates here: LINK TO Nutrition view

What is the difference between exercise and physical activity?

Physical activity is any movement produced by skeletal muscles that result in a substantial increase over resting energy expenditure. Physical activity is usually considered light to moderate in intensity for example: housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs.

Exercise is a specific form of planned physical activity performed with the intention of acquiring fitness or other health benefits, for example: running, cycling, swimming, practicing sports.

National recommendations:

In 2008, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Key Guidelines for Adults.

For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous intensity aerobic activity. Aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes, and preferably, it should be spread throughout the week.

For additional and more extensive health benefits, adults should increase their aerobic physical activity to 300 minutes (5 hours) a week of moderate intensity, or 150 minutes a week of vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity. Additional health benefits are gained by engaging in physical activity beyond this amount.

Adults should also do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate or high intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week, as these activities provide additional health benefits.

I don't live in New York, can I still get your services?

Absolutely! We provide a distance training and program design. To learn more about these services please click here.