Our first personal training session

The following paragraphs will outline what our first PT sessions in Galway will look like.

As many people can be slightly intimidated by the gym environment and even the concept of hiring a personal trainer in Galway, I try to meet my clients at the entrance door and give them a brief tour of the facilities, changing room location, lockers, and the gym floor where we will be doing the bulk of our work.

The next step is to get started with gentle warm up, we will tend to use the treadmill but any preferred piece of cardio equipment will of course be used. This initial warm up serves two purposes, number one is of course promoting blood flow to the muscles but also this allows us to chat a little bit to ease any nervous tension. This initial few minutes is just general casual conversation, nothing about exercise, this could be what you did at the weekend, or how your day is going.

When we have gotten some blood flow we will move to the assessment part of our session. We will perform a number of tests which do not give a pass or fail result, they are more to  give me a deeper look into what your strengths and weaknesses are. We will do several mobility and flexibility tests as well and stability tests. After these tests are completed we will move to whatever is most necessary at that moment. If I feel that there is a mobility issue we need to start work on that immediately and I will demonstrate various exercises or movements to improve the mobility problem.

At this point we will move to movement patterns. Movement patterns are exercise techniques and these are absolutely essential to perform correctly. This will be the bulk of the training sessions going forward which will help you to build an aesthetic and functional physique. Correct movement patterns are essential to removing the risk of injuries, and will help us to achieve your goals as quickly as possible.

Our initial session will not be intense, on the contrary it will be relaxed and easy going. The main reason for the first session is for us to get to know each other, assess your current fitness levels and practise some of the essential movement patterns. As your new personal trainer, it's my responsibility to get your new regime off to the right start and I hope this short article tells you a little bit more about me and how I work. Reach out today for a chat and I'd be delighted to tell you more about how I can help!



Running Coach & Personal Trainer: Jason Cafferkey

He works with both private clients and teams of athletes. Jason has 20 years experience coaching and is qualified as a: Level 3 Personal Trainer, AFN certified Diet Specialist & NSA Fitness Diploma. When not with clients, you can find him at the track improving his 800M time.