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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your commonly asked questions.  Can't find what you're looking for here?  Contact me directly!

Q: Does "in-home training" mean the trainer comes to my house or do I go to the trainer's house?

A: Because I know how difficult it can be for moms to leave the home, I will come to your home.  If you do not feel comfortable with that, you may come to mine.

Q: Should I sign up for 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions?

A: This is a personal decision, but can be discussed during the free, initial consultation with the trainer.  In general, 30 minute sessions are best for those with a base level of fitness that need specific guidance on a particular goal or area.  45 minute sessions are nice for those who have been training for a while and are motivated to warm up on their own before the trainer arrives and cool down and stretch after the trainer leaves.  60 minute sessions are highly recommended for those new to fitness, as a lot of time can be spent in conversation and demonstration.  Better to have extra time to do a little more than to have too little time and feel rushed!

Q: Do I have to provide my own equipment?

A: No.  I will bring equipment to our sessions.  If you own equipment that you wish to use, I will first inspect it to be sure that it is in good working condition.  

Q: Do I need to belong to a gym in order to participate in training sessions?

A: You do not need to have a gym membership anywhere to train with me.  All exercises assigned can easily be performed at home with minimal equipment.  However, a gym membership can be a great way to keep you engaged and motivated to stay active!  Consider the YMCA as a family friendly option.

Q: I would love to purchase personal training sessions, but I don't have anyone to watch my kids--may children be present during our sessions?

A: Children are very welcome to participate or watch a session at no additional cost to you!  However, your safety and their safety is of the utmost importance to me.  If present,  your child/ren must be able to a) follow instructions and do exercises safely, b) sit and watch without getting "under foot", or c) sit on the trainer's lap.  

Q: My house is usually a bit I have to clean my home before you enter for  our sessions?

A: My answer to this is a resounding "NO!"  Being a mother to four myself, I understand how messy life can be about 99.9% of the time!  I do insist, however, that you provide a space that is free and clear of any safety hazards, i.e. anything that could fall, break, cause tripping or slipping.  

Q: Who can I have participate in partner sessions?

A: I am providing partner sessions with the following people in mind: moms and sisters (aka grandmas and aunties), spouses, older children, and other mom friends.  For liability reasons, only the person indicated for partner training is able to participate.

Q: Do I have to be a mom to purchase sessions from Mother to Mother Wellness?

A: Training is intended only for mothers-to-be, new moms, or moms of children still living at home.  If you are hoping to become pregnant and wish to discuss training, please contact me directly.

Q: Should I have my doctor's permission to participate in training?

A: It is always recommended that you discuss participation in any exercise program with your doctor.  There are certain situations that will require a doctor's approval: pregnant women, women in the first 6 weeks postpartum, and any woman with pre-existing conditions.  If in otherwise good health, you may participate in training so long as you have filled out the appropriate waivers and forms prior to beginning sessions.

Q: What is "nutrition guidance"?  Can you help me eat healthier or lose weight?

A: Fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand.  A good personal trainer will have a working knowledge of basic nutrition principles as they pertain to a healthy lifestyle, exercise performance, and weight management.  In addition to discussing these subjects, I can offer grocery store tours, where you learn the most effective way to shop healthfully, how to read labels, and what foods to avoid or consume only occasionally.  If you are looking for specific dietary advice, a prescribed diet, or a meal plan, this should be discussed with a dietitian, nutritionist, or a doctor; these are not within my scope of practice.  
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