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2 Questions and 2 Answers About Taylor Carpenter Personal Training

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I continue to try and answer a few questions each week on my “You Ask, I answer” frequently asked questions page.

What is it like working out at your studio?

I have a 1250 square foot facility, top of the line equipment, and I keep it cleaner than any gym you’ll find.

I only provide 1 on 1 training so this means the client I’m training as everything all to themselves, no sharing, full 100% access. Can also listen to whatever music you prefer.

Most of the training for people is progressive overloading. Whether you’re trying to get stronger or improve body composition my intent is to simply make things slowly and gradually more and more difficult. Small increases in weight used and amount of work done but steady increases nonetheless.

For most people I prefer utilizing the main lifts for efficiency (deadlifts, squats, rows, presses, etc) and if people prefer a massive amount of variety in their training I try to compromise some.

My focus is on strength training, I do not perform a lot of cardio with any type of client unless I find there to be a strength performance benefit to it. Strength training IS cardio (and vice versa)!

Do you ever run any promotions?

I do not run any promotions for new clients. However, I do on occasion run different promotions for existing clients to earn a free session or possibly discounted sessions.

My ideal client is a long term client that has long term goals. I’m not a business trying to compete with Groupon specials. I’m not a big believer in attempting to drop 20lbs in 3 weeks to get ready for a wedding.

In reality, the first month of personal training is usually learning new exercises, fixing mechanics, identifying diet flaws, implementing new “lifestyle changes”, etc. You’ve barely even crossed the starting line at that point. 

I do not attempt to bribe people towards quick, short term unsustainable results.

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Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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