- Why do I need a personal trainer?
- You offer a free trial for personal training, is it really free?
- Where is your personal training studio located?
- I've tried countless diets before and always fail, how can this possibly work?
- I have no idea what to eat. Will you help me with my nutrition?
- How soon can I expect to see changes?
- Why shouldn’t I just go join a gym for $40 to $80 per month?
- All my friends go to bootcamp, isn't that just as good?
- Do I need to do any other workouts on my own?
- How much will it cost?
- Sounds great, how can I get started?
Why do I need a personal trainer?
There's only one reason you would want to work with us - Results! We work with you to set up a blueprint for success. Doing this alone has proven fruitless for the majority of people as most of us need the accountability and an unbiased perspective we deliver. We're here to guide you along every step of the way, from where your body and health are right now, to that ideal body and health you have in your mind.
We're here to answer all your questions, address all your concerns and help you achieve the body and life you have always wanted, and with our help, and your willingness to change, we guarantee you will get there. Do you want to get started now?
You offer a free trial for personal training, is it really free?
Yes it is. We understand that making the decision to transform your life and body through exercise and diet is a big one. When you decide not to do it alone, the decision becomes even tougher to find an expert that is not only knowledgeable in how to get you there, but finding someone that you can trust with your most important asset - your body.
This is why we are proud to offer a complimentary trial to new clients as an opportunity to test drive our services. It includes goal setting, fitness and nutritional assessments, body composition analysis and a free workout. If you decide our approach isn't for you or your situation changes, you can opt out of the program without any penalty or obligation on your part.
Where is your personal training studio located?
Transfigure operates out of Executive Lifestyles fitness studio, Vancouver’s largest personal training studio. It is a fully equipped gym which offers the following amenities to our clients:
- Vancouver's only 4,000 square foot private personal training studio
- 5,000 square foot outdoor patio for outdoor training
- Towels - for shower and floor use
- Free purified water
The current location and business hours are as follows…
555 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z IC6
Monday - Friday - 6 a.m.-8 p.m
Saturday - 8am-2pm
I've tried countless diets before and always fail, how can this possibly work?
Countless Transfigure clients have come to us because they are either confused or frustrated that their current plan or haphazard approach is not working. There's only one reason you may have failed in the past - you were using the wrong approach.
Really, it wasn't your fault. Like most people, you probably tried to change too much at once and that makes it nearly impossible to change anything at all.
With our sustainable approach to nutrition, we advise you to make make small dietary and lifestyle changes that are compatible with you're current level of compliance and abilities. We measure actions before outcomes. Actions practiced daily over time, lead to amazing results. Focusing on outcomes (ie. the scale and lbs lost) only leads to frustration and despair for many people.
I have no idea what to eat. Will you help me with my nutrition?
Yes, our programs includes an easy to follow and apply, "non-diet" you will be taught how to start enjoying good, healthy food again. Most people know how to eat healthy, but that doesn't make it any more likely to happen. Our approach makes sure you not only know how to eat healthy, but that YOU WILL actually do it!
Nutrition and lifestyle choices are perhaps the single most important elements that will influence your results. Since your success is the most important thing to us, you can bet we’ll get your eating habits in check from the get go.
We do not subscribe to handing out “canned”, one size fits all diet print-outs based on some arbitrary caloric calculation, but rather work with you to get your eating on track. All based on your current needs and level of compliance.
How soon can I expect to see changes?
Although you have our unlimited support, motivation and expertise, making healthy changes to your lifestyle is going to take a focused effort on your part. That being said, the workouts you receive here are specifically designed to ensure that your progress is optimal and in accordance with the pre-determined timeline to achieving them.
There are many factors that can influence the type of results you get and the rate at which you achieve them. Age, genetics, internal motivation, lifestyle activities and gender are just a handful of program “influencers”.
As our client we will help identify the ones holding you back and help you overcome them so that you will see changes in your body as quickly as possible. Basically you’ll see results fast enough to keep you motivated but slow enough to to be healthy.
Why shouldn’t I just go join a gym for $40 to $80 per month?
We know that you have endless amounts of options to choose from to lose weight, get in shape, and get healthy, but it is a lot easier said than done. Recent studies have shown that 65% of people that join a gym stop going within the first 30 days of joining, and 89% stop going within the first 90 days. That same study showed that weight-loss seekers that had some sort of social support and accountability lost 50% more body fat than the test group that attempted to lose the weight on their own.
Losing weight and getting in shape is about motivation, accountability, AND knowing the right way to reach your goals. It’s also about establishing an entire lifestyle change. This is not a quick-fix program—it is a comprehensive lifestyle management program that incorporates strength, cardio, nutrition, accountability, education, motivation, and social support. You can’t fail with our personal training system.
All my friends go to bootcamp, isn't that just as good?
While some boot camp and group exercise instructors have put together great programs and are truly passionate about that style of excercise, this is by far the minority case. Most personal trainers running bootcamps and group exercise classes have high profit margins as a primary motivation and lack the critical thinking skills necessary for you to train successfully and without injury.
Many of our clients started out in bootcamps and quickly looked for better alternatives because they:
- didn't like the set times and cancelled workouts from poor enrollment.
- didn't like the same workouts repeated over and over.
- didn't like the lack of individualized programming and specialization.
- didn't like getting injured and were weary of high impact exercises
- didn't like the unfavorable outdoor conditions like the rain, cold and snow.
- didn't like working out in terrain ripe with animal excrement, trenches and broken glass.
- didn't like the long term financial contracts.
Always remember that you get what you pay for!
Do I need to do any other workouts on my own?
This will depend on what your needs are. For example, if your trainer determines that working out 3x/week is ideal for you but you’ve only budgeted to see a trainer 1x/week then you may receive a supplemental regimen to complete on your own.
You may need access to another facility to perform these workouts as our studio only allows you to exercise while under the guidance of a trainer unless you purchase a monthly membership to the studio for $30.
Regardless of your situation, this about lifestyle change and you can't expect to not do the work to get results. In many cases you may be advised to complete additional cardiovascular and stretching routines to augment your regular program.
How much will it cost?
Our rates are very affordable for our clients, with options for almost any budget. We also offer shorter (30 minute) sessions, partner training to make our service accessible to our clients. Your investment to us will reflect your investment in your goals. We offer up to 20% to those who demonstrate a high level of commitment to their goals.
You'll find that the tiny investment you make now saves hundreds if not thousands of dollars over buying useless exercise equipment, gym memberships and diet products that just don't work. We focus not only on your results, but educating you throughout the process to be self sufficient in the future.