I like the one to one format. I believe it is less likely that I will get hurt if someone is watching me. Additionally, I think I make more progress when someone corrects me when my posture is bad or I am not doing the exercise correctly. The one to one situation ensures that I don't do exercises that are too hard for me, yet I still make progress because the trainer ensures that I try to do a more challenging exercise when s/he thinks I am ready for the next level.
This is not your typical large gym with acres of machines, loud music, Pilates, yoga, spinning classes, a smoothie bar, and a locker room. Most folks don’t use all of those bells and whistle stuff, anyway, although they are certainly paying for them. If people watching is your thing, look elsewhere. Fitness Together is all about individualized personal training, although there are just a few machines, they are quite flexible, and with dumbbells, kettle bells, exercise balls, etc, you can get an excellent all around workout. This gym has just a few trainers, but they are knowledgeable and personable, and they put together a workout regimen that is tailored to your needs. When I first came I was recovering from a shoulder injury. They contacted my orthopedist and physical therapists and came up with a program that hastened my recovery. With that injury behind me they have varied the workouts to keep them fresh. Recent changes have spruced the place up, and they have brought a few new trainers that are committed to the team approach to individualized training,
FT has a great staff who are not only always positive but also dedicated to helping me achieve my goal of improving my overall fitness level. After having been somewhat inactive for a number of years, they developed a plan (to go at my speed) to help me work to get in better shape. In a few short months working out with the FT team, I have been able to see great improvement in my overall fitness level. Besides losing some unwanted inches, my energy levels are much higher and my stress level is much lower. They have helped to motivate me to a level I wouldn't have achieved on my own.
I have been with FT for 2 months and already am seeing great results in achieving my goals. I like FT because they personalize each of my workouts towards my needs and my limitations. They also hold me accountable while encouraging me to work on my nutrition and cardio work outside of my sessions. They are respectful, encouraging and friendly.
The trainers don't look down on you because you are not able to "do" as much as younger folks.
Program is tailored for my needs.
Friendly trainers who really seem interested in helping me to improve my physical condition.
Always impeccably clean -- rooms and equipmemt. Excellent trainers. Knowledgeable and friendly. very flexible scheduling. If need to change an appt. time, always responsive and helpful.
Only thing I recommend is offering semi-private sessions to increase the variety of the offerings.
That I can see my fitness level getting better.
That all the trainers help me work on ROM in my left shoulder.
Friendliness of all the staff and skill of the trainers.
That I get to work with all the different trainers.
I always feel great when I leave. It is just fun and energizing!