Am I too old to do this?
NO. We have several clients in their 80s, many in their 70s, and the majority of our clients are in their 50s and 60s. Quite frankly, our emphasis on strength training is most appropriate for clients 50+. This is the age where you need it most! The results can be life changing.
Below, Dr. Barry Sachs (Age 78) Deadlifts 170 lbs for 5
I’m a woman, Am I going to get bulky doing strength training?
No. This is a myth. You will get leaner and your hips, thighs, and arms will all become tighter and more defined. The fear of “bulking up” keeps many women from ever engaging in a productive training program. Adding lean muscle is the number one thing you can do to speed up your metabolism and change the way you look. For women, strength training is also critical in preventing osteoporosis.
Am I too out of shape to do this?
No. Most of our clients have little to no experience with exericse when they start, or have been sedentary for many years. We will start you off gradually and conservatively. Your training program will be based on your current physical condition and we will progress at a rate appropriate for you.
I need to get stronger, but am afraid of getting hurt. Is this for me?
Injuries can happen in a strength training program. This is why we insist that all our training is conducted while working one on one with your coach. We will make sure you are doing things with proper mechanics, and we will select weights that are appropriate for you. We will push you to work, but never beyond your limits. We do not have a problem with injuries at KSC.
Aren’t squats and deadlifts bad for your back and knees?
No. In fact, most clients will report that their knees and back feel BETTER in response to these exercises. It is true that poorly performed squats and deadlifts are bad for your back and knees. Done correctly, they are the two most important exercises you can do for functional strength and building lean muscle mass. You will be taught proper mechanics, monitored through every workout, and given appropriate loads to lift.
I just want to lose weight. Is KSC right for me?
Yes. But this is not purely a weight loss program. Our methods are the fastest way to permanently change your metabolism. Lean muscle tissue burns calories 24/7, and a good strength training program is the fastest way to build more muscle. Combined with a good diet and some outside “homework” activities, you will lose body fat and change the way you look and feel.
What do you do for cardio at KSC?
If we feel that it will progress you toward your goals faster, then combined with your barbell exercise, we will design a series of fast paced circuit training routines for you to do under our supervision using things like kettlebells, medicine balls, your own bodyweight, and our Concept 2 Rowers.
Is this like Crossfit?
The local Kingwood/Humble Crossfit affiliates are producing injured clients and athletes at an alarming rate. We know, because many of them are now our clients.
Furthermore, Crossfit is done in large groups where one instructor may supervise as many as 20 people during high intensity exercise. Sadly, most Crossfit instructors were certified over a 2 day weekend course and are not required to have any formal educational background in anatomy or physiology.
What is the difference in Private and Semi-Private Personal Training?
Private training is conducted one on one with your coach, and Semi-Private personal training is one coach working with a small group of 2-3 personal training clients.
During your initial consultation we can make the determination which option is appropriate for you and your goals.
To book a consult with us, please just fill out a contact form on this page and we will promptly be in touch with you to set up your consultation.