Ask and You Shall Receive
What types of home fitness equipment do you recommend?
This is a tough question to answer because everyone is different. I always recommend trying multiple things at the local gym (or multiple gyms) before committing to buying a piece of home fitness equipment. Too many households have a treadmill, bike or elliptical that serves and a dust collector and/or clothing hanger. There are so many options for home equipment - and I personally prefer functional fitness tools such as medicine balls, exercise bands, TRX straps, and a jump rope because they are mobile and easy to travel with as well. I also know a lot of people (my wife included) that have a treadmill or elliptical that use it regularly and it is a great piece of home equipment for them. Ultimately I encourage you to take your time with home fitness equipment purchases and make sure it's something that you like to do and will be committed to using. If you'd like to see a list of equipment that I either have and use personally or highly recommended feel free to visit my Amazon Local Associates Page.
Do you charge extra for nutritional guidance and a diet plan?
It depends upon the service you have purchased... Custom workout plans are stand alone and you are just purchasing the workout. In one on one or small group personal training general conversation about diet and nutrition will be a part of the process. As a personal trainer in the State of Ohio, it is against the law to prescribe a diet but I can definitely give general guidance and help with forming positive habits and accountability. If you are looking for a specific diet plan, I can help point you in the direction of a qualified dietitian. It is important that you always seek out the advice of a registered dietitian when it comes to what you are putting into your body. Everyone is different and there are a lot of factors to consider when creating a specified, goal oriented diet.
How are you different from a regular trainer at a gym?
Well I'd like to think I'm more than just "a regular trainer at a gym" whether I'm working with someone online or in person. I've always enjoyed really listening to my clients and providing an experience that doesn't just get results but that is enjoyable along the way. It's really important to me that I share the tools and knowledge that allow you to understand the "why" behind what I am asking you to do. There is always going to be a reason behind every choice I make when designing a workout routine for someone and I always encourage my clients to ask "why?".