Personal Fitness
Training FAQ
Personal training consists of one on one coaching from a certified personal fitness
trainer while following a detailed fitness and nutrition plan which the trainer
develops for you based on you and your goals.
Personal training is the most effective method of achieving your health, fitness,
and/or weight loss goals as it utilizes the most effective exercise and nutrition
strategies while at the same time it allows you to continuously make progress.

How will I benefit from working with a personal trainer?
You WILL benefit in so many different ways... here's just a short list:
  • Advanced knowledge
  • Motivation
  • Accountability
  • Consistency
  • Proven and effective exercise and nutrition strategies
  • Education
  • Measure and track your progress
Here are some more benefits:
  • Increase strength
  • Lose weight
  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Burn off stubborn body fat
  • Increase metabolism
  • Improve flexibility
  • Eliminate aches and pains
  • Tighten and tone muscle
  • Health benefits include: stronger/more efficient heart, lowers
  blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, helps stabilize blood sugar,
  decreases likelihood of many diseases/maladies, slows the aging
  process, increases energy & mental sharpness, fights depression,
  strengthens bone density, increases circulation, creates better
  balance & functional strength for day-to-day activities, & improves
  the quality of YOUR LIFE!

What kind of results can I expect?
My personal training program will allow you to get the most out of your fitness and
nutrition. Important factors to consider are genetics, age, gender, attitude and
what you learn and how much you apply it to your lifestyle when your trainer is not
around. The clients that have been most successful are those that apply these 3
major principles:
Positive Attitude, Consistency, and Specific Goals.
On average, most clients lose approximately 1-2 pounds of body fat per week and
often will lose 10-20 pounds in a 12 week period. This is
not scale weight because as
you are losing fat, you are also building muscle and muscle weighs more than fat.
Have you ever watched The Biggest Loser? A wonderful, inspiring show, but
unfortunately unrealistic real-world results unless you have a medical staff on-hand,
24-hour supervision by a team of experts, and endless hours devoted to exercising.

Are you certified? Insured?
  • I am certified with the following 3 of only 4 nationally and medically
    recognized organizations: NSCA, NASM and ACE. I hold the most sought-after
    certification in the personal training industry - National Strength and
    Conditioning Association's "Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist"
  • I carry a comprehensive insurance policy as a member of IDEA, through
    Philadelphia Insurance Co.
  • I am also Red Cross CPR/AED certified.
Not all certifications are created equal! Trainers need no standard certification,
and the credentials some flash require only a quick online course or a fee. There are
hundreds and hundreds of certification mills out there ready to give anyone a
"certification" just by simply taking an at-home, online test after 2 weeks of
studying. My certifications require a college degree, controlled on-location testing
environments and 6-12 months of studying 700+ paged textbooks.

How often should I meet with a personal trainer?
This depends upon your goals, how quickly you want to achieve them, your schedule
and time available to exercise, and your budget. But when considering the cost, be
sure to remember that this is your health and there is nothing on earth that is more
important - without it you have nothing.
On average, most clients do best when they meet with a personal trainer 2-3 times
per week. Any less than that and people find it all too easy to slack off and not get
nearly as much out of it. Here are a few things to keep in mind when determining
how often to meet with a trainer...
1. How fast do you want to achieve your goal and see results?
The more frequently you meet with your trainer, the faster you'll see results and
achieve your goals and there are several reasons for this - consistency,
accountability, motivation, guidance - you'll work much harder with your trainer than
on your own, etc.
2. How much experience with exercise do you have and how much do you
really know?
So maybe you’ve exercised for years…but do you really know it all? It's not likely.
I’ve devoted years of studying and learning to know what I know and my primary
focus is on helping and teaching you. Think about it - if you don't know taxes, are you
going to try to figure it out yourself or have someone help you? Why leave your
fitness results to chance?
Many of my clients have openly expressed to me that they have joined gyms in the
past and started going for a month or so then never returned. Why?  #1 reason was
that they didn’t have to go if they didn’t want to, even though they know they should.
My clients actually ENJOY training because they achieve their desired results, love
the variety of training, appreciate personalized instruction and the privacy, and to
top it off have FUN!

Do I need to have equipment if I am going to be working with
a trainer in my home?
It does help if you have a universal station, free weights, and/or some cardio
equipment. However, I do transport some portable items to your house that is
included in the in-home rate; Tubing, bands, step, dumbbells, weighted vest, TRX,
balance discs, ladders, rings, hurdles, cones, medicine balls, stability ball. Don't feel
discouraged if you do not have any fitness equipment. I can still design a results-
oriented program for you!

Why should I choose V.I.People & Pets for Personal Training?
I offer a comprehensive personal training program. I don't push people through
workouts like most personal trainers. I develop a customized strength, flexibility,
cardio, and nutrition plan for you based on you, your goals, your time available to
exercise, your current fitness level, etc. My most common client-base in the past
has been weight management, but this does not mean I only specialize in weight-loss
alone. I have worked with many different populations and sport-specific training. My
specialty is being a
chameleon - I can adapt to your style and needs. That's what I
was trained and certified to do!  My goal is to help you achieve your goals.

Why is personal training so expensive?  
Very common question. First of all, its interesting what all of us spend our money on.
I invite you to take a look at your budget and I guarantee you will find something
that is either frivolous or wasteful. Such being the case, why would you skimp on
your own health & well-being? Doctors, Dentists, Accountants, Attorneys, Financial
Advisors, etc. are all very expensive but when it makes sense to use them it saves
us valuable time and money ... we pay them for their expertise. Personal training is in
exactly the same category and without one's health, you have nothing.
Let's face it, sometimes, "you get what you pay for in this world".

Your Home page indicates you don’t service my area, but I
know you provide service just a few miles away. Will you
service my area?
Depending on several variables, I may be able to service you. Please give me a call or
send an email to see if I can help you.

How do I get started?
You can contact me via this website, email
or call (678) 231-2874.

So, what have you got to lose?  It’s the best investment you’ll ever make and
the dividends never stop coming!
Frequently Asked Questions
V.I.People & Pets
Jeff Ball, Owner (678) 231-2874
Kennesaw, GA 30144