Precision Athlete is a facility. It is a place where many different kinds of athletes and non-athletes train. These individuals undergo various forms of physical and psychological training to achieve specific and measurable goals. Performance is championed over appearance and the training environment reflects this. Our athletes gain physical and psychological strength to improve their overall performance—in particular, their ability to do a specific task. We help clients improve functional strength, power, endurance—whatever the task requires. If you’re willing to test your limits, then you stand to gain something here.
Precision Athlete represents years of experience, rigorous evaluation and thorough research. Each athlete requires varied and complex training which evolves over time. There are no clear cut strategies to achieve goals only tools and discipline to achieve them. Our methods are derived from old school training techniques, new methods, the latest research, ingenuity and creativity which is present in every workout. Our philosophy is based on the principles of Gym Jones, kettlebell training, Olympic lifting, power lifting, gymnastics and tactical training. Although our methods evolve our belief remains the same-you get back what you put in.
What we offer
Private training: Private training is one-on-one training with a coach. Duration is one hour scheduled by appointment. Training follows an individualized program that is designed after the initial introductory session is completed. Private training is recommended for all beginners, although it is not limited to beginners. Intermediate and advanced individuals use these sessions to focus on developing a particular skill or learning the major lifts often as a supplement to participating in semi-private sessions. Most new clients continue to train in private sessions until they reach proficiency with the major exercises we use in our training programs.
Semi-private training: this session is for 2-4 individuals training with one coach. Duration is one hour scheduled by appointment. Training follows an individualized program that is designed after the initial introductory session is completed. Since each participant has an individualized program it is not uncommon that each participant is doing something unique during the session. In other instances, individuals are doing similar things or the same things at different weights or intensities. It is not necessary to find partners to train with in order to participate in semi-private training although it is common that friends or spouses seek training together. Participation in semi-private sessions is offered to individuals that have the requisite skills necessary to perform the major lifts safely.
Private training versus semi-private training
The greatest benefit of training privately is the ability to have the coaches’ undivided attention. This provides the most focused opportunity to master the major lifts (and other skills) and address fundamental movement issues that have either caused an injury in the past or position one to be injured in the future. We are not physical therapists however; we are trained in understanding and evaluating gross movement pattern issues that affect lifting technique. We prioritize proper technique at the foundation of all lifting no matter what your current skill and fitness level is. It is crucial that the integrity of your technique is as sound as possible to avoid any potential injuries short or long term. Proper technique also allows you to work harder, more efficiently and more consistently.
The benefits of semi-private training include the reduced cost per session, the camaraderie felt by training alongside peers and flexible scheduling. Learning proper technique remains a priority in semi-private sessions but there is less time spent on learning a specific lift. Many clients report that working in a small group is encouraging because they get a chance to work out alongside someone that has different skills, is a different age, has a unique goal or simply motivates them. Since there are more opportunities per hour for semi-private training, there are several opportunities throughout the day to schedule a session. You probably will not know who your partners are each session and it shouldn’t matter.
How to get started
All new members are required to try an introductory private session. In this session you will work out. We will assess your current skill and fitness level and evaluate goals. Cost is 60/hr (over half off of our regular private session cost). Once this session is completed then private training sessions or the option to begin semi-private sessions will be advised. These sessions are scheduled by appointment by emailing info at precisionathlete dot com.
Once you have completed your introductory session, we will design a program that will address improving your current skill and overall fitness, including injury prevention and/or working around a current injury. If you are a beginner we often recommend that you continue training in private sessions for a particular length of time, individually prescribed, based on several factors (primarily your familiarity with kettlebells/barbell lifts and general conditioning). Your safety is of utmost importance. We frequently perform full body exercises that require technical skill. Even for the simplest full body exercises, we feel that proper technique is essential to training. To reduce your chances of getting injured we insist that you do them correctly before you enter semi-private sessions. In private sessions, you receive undivided attention focused on learning proper technique for the major exercises. There is no minimum number of sessions required to demonstrate adequate proficiency with the major lifts. We will decide together based on our assessment and your comfort level. We require proficiency in kettlebells and barbells because we use these tools frequently. It does not mean that everyone uses them all the time. Proficiency in these tools opens up possibilities for training. We want the freedom to select the most efficient tools to help you reach your goals as safely and quickly as possible. The goal is not to become specialists with specific tools but to be able to use many tools safely to derive an efficient outcome. Some individuals may be allowed to begin semi-private training right after the initial private session at our discretion. Once a requisite proficiency of the major lifts is achieved, you will be recommended to switch to semi-private sessions (2-4 individuals with one coach). Semi-private training sessions are sessions with 2-4 individuals with one coach. It is not required that you switch to semi-private training although most of our clients do.
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