Our goal is to be irrelevant.
Our main goal as personal trainers is to become surplus to requirement. We strive to give you the tools you need and educate you to such a degree that you no longer need us.
Due to this goal, everyone who receives personal training from us, even just one session a week, also gets a full training plan and online support on top of the individual session with one of our coaches.
Our process in just five steps!
- We find out YOUR ‘why’.
- We conduct a health questionnaire and movement screen to assess your physical capability.
- We construct a plan tailored to your ability and give you the tools to achieve your goals.
- We guide you through the plan, answering any questions you have.
- We observe your progress on a weekly and monthly basis and adapt the plan as required.
1 Your ‘why’.
You are the most important aspect of any programme. If the programme and tools we give you aren’t suited to you, then the process won’t work.
You, the individual, are at the heart of every decision we make at ATS in regards to your plan with us.
We work with our clients to establish their 'why?' Why changing their exercise and dietary habits is important to them.
Goals and targets that are superficial often don't stick, the motivation to do them is fleeting, and success seems something wholly reserved for others.
Finding out the deeper reasons as to why you want to exercise more and change your dietary habits, not only clarifies your internal motivator for us, your coaches, but also gives you a much more solid compass to direct yourself when faced with the difficult choices ahead.
2 Your capability.
Once we have found out your ‘why’, then it is time for us to assess what tools are best for the job.
We complete a comprehensive general health questionnaire with you to ensure that you are training in a safe environment and that we don’t put you through anything that you can’t manage.
We then conduct a thorough assessment to gauge your physical capabilities and discover what we need to address to achieve your goals.
3 Your tailored plan.
Once we have gathered all the information from steps one and two, we produce a plan that is individualised to you.
Everything from our selection of exercises and how many times a week you will train, to the tools we give you to alter your diet, if that is one of your goals (it doesn’t have to be), are tailored to your capabilities and your ‘why’.
4 Your guides.
So we know where we are going, we know the path to get there. Now what?
It is our job to guide you along the path to your goals.
We make sure that you are completely happy with the training plan and tools we have given you in order to reach your goals. That you know how to effectively use them and know what to do if things don’t go to plan.
We also ensure that you are completely comfortable performing all exercises in your training programme and coach you through them in your in-person sessions.
5 Your progress.
We check in with you on a weekly basis, on top of your in-person sessions, to ensure that you are progressing as planned. If there are hurdles to overcome, we address them and either change our plan, or just give you a friendly reminder of your ‘why’ and that you can achieve the plan set out for you. Or both.
We also have a larger appraisal at the end of each training block, usually monthly. We’ll discuss how the last block went, any hurdles you faced and how we can improve on the plan going forward.
We then implement this plan, give you more tools, or less. Then repeat the process until you reach your goals.