Online Training with Master Trainers of California
How Does Online Training Work?
You and your trainer build a customized training plan specifically to fit your needs. Bring your workout and training regimen to the gym and track your progress on the spot. Your personal trainer will review your progress and create and update your training plan based on your progress. Fitness and health at your own pace.
Find out more about starting your own personalized fitness journey today!
Program special includes:
· Personalized Fitness Profile Page
Each member upon activation of their online personal training will receive their very own online fitness profile page; this allows the trainer and client to have a mutual online interface to track and inspect the client's goals and success every step of the way (see example provided at the bottom of the web page).
· Individual Fitness Assessment via Skype Video Chat
A full 15 minute fitness assessment will be conducted via Skype (24hours before the Skype appointment, the client must complete and submit to the trainer a basic fitness questionnaire). During this initial fitness assessment the trainer will identify the following: strengths, weaknesses, current fitness level, deviations, any medical issues (if any) that may need to be identified for modification of exercises, current eating habits and personal fitness goals.
· Basic Nutrition Planning
A basic meal plan geared towards the success of the client’s fitness goals is designed around the information retained via the initial fitness assessment.
· Complete Workout Program & Custom Designed Exercise Videos
The designed workout program will include actual videos of the trainer demonstrating each exercise done with correct technique and proper form, as well as isolation of the proper muscle groups for each exercise demonstrated. Additionally, the workout program includes which targeted muscle groups that should be paired together to maximize results, which muscle groups to train on which days (frequency of training), the workout machines and equipment recommended to perform each movement (if applicable), as well as additional modifications to each exercise if needed due to physical limitations/injury, fitness level, or lack of available fitness equipment.
· Personal Follow-up & Accountability with your Personal Trainer
1) Three structured and detailed Skype video chats per month are scheduled with your trainer to keep you on track and help maximize your results, and for any Q&A (not to exceed 5 minutes per video chat). This is in addition to the initial fitness assessment Skype video chat.
2) Email accessibility to your trainer. Four emails per month directly to your trainer are also included (emails must be point orientated questions relevant to your fitness program / limited one email per week). All client emails must be submitted by each Sunday and will be responded to within two business days.
Standard Package Price = $375
MTC online Training clients Price = $75
This is an example of the online personal profile each client will get.
Article Of The Day
Avoiding Leg Injuries from Working Out
Article Category : Exercise
When you are working hard to improve the tone and shape of your body, the last thing you want or need is to hurt yourself. If you perform an exercise incorrectly, injury can result - and does, all too often. Doing too much, too fast, is hazardous. Not warming up and/or using improper form are the most common factors in exercise related injury.
If a specific part of your body hurts after any exercise for whatever reason, stop doing the movement and check with a trainer. If no trainer is available, put ice on the injured area and if it is not better in 24 hours, call a doctor.
When working the legs, if you have no previous problems with your knees or your back and you use proper form, commonly performed leg exercises such as those following, may be done with no concern.
When doing any exercises, make sure you hold your stomach in and keep your torso stable. When extending legs, make sure not to lock your knees.
When you bend downward, do not bend too far forward or backward. Use no back movement at all. You also want to make sure your front knee does not go over your toes. If you go over your toe, you can put a lot of pressure on your kneecap area.
This is an exercise performed on an exercise machine. Extend your legs slowly, without locking your knees. If you jerk your legs upward, you are just using momentum, not your muscles. You will not benefit from the exercise if done in that manner. Do not use too much weight on this machine, as it could be hard on the back.
This is an exercise performed on a machine and is excellent for the legs. It is also less strenuous on the kneecap area than the leg extension if done properly. Keep your torso stable, start low on the weight and build up progressively.
When working the back of the legs, or the hamstrings, be sure you have the right piece of equipment. For example, one that is newer and keeps your back from arching. Also, be sure you are not trying to lift too much weight, as this could put undue strain on your back. Keep your torso stable.
You can perform squats with free weights or on a machine. A machine can help guide your back posture, relieving it of undue stress and assuring proper form. However, with proper form and free-weights, these are great for the entire leg and should not result in any discomfort. When doing squats with free-weights, be careful not to bend or flex your back too much. Keep it stable. The hip, knee and ankle should be all that moves. You need not - in fact, should not - go into a deep knee bend. Also, watch your knees to be sure they do not extend in front of your toes. Think of the squat as a sitting down motion; as if you were going to sit down in a chair but decided to get back up. Keep the back straight!
When you begin doing step-ups, start with a low surface to step onto and no weights. If you decide to increase the height later, be sure you do not go so high that your knee is parallel to the ground. As in the squats, you do not want your knee to go over your toe. Always keep your back straight and upright and be sure your whole foot is on the surface onto which you are stepping. Step-ups are great for the legs at any height 4-inches or higher. If you are uncomfortable at a higher height, lower the stepping surface again. You will still gain; in addition, then when you incorporate weights you will challenge the muscles sufficiently.
When you are using any kind of aerobic equipment, you must be sure you do not use any bars for support. Use bars only for balance, if needed. Keep your stomach held in and your chest up.
Stair Climbing Machines
These pieces of equipment are good for leg muscles, but they can be hard on the knees. If you were predisposed to knee problems, you would be better off avoiding a stair-climbing machine. Also note, you can develop a knee problem with over use of this machine.
Biking is good for legs and good for the knees. It takes away the impact of many other exercises. While biking, be sure that when your leg is down at the bottom stroke you have a slight bend in your knee.
These are a good choice for working legs and are very easy on the body. They are non-impact machines yet works very well for cardiovascular benefits.