- Structured Physique
3300 Oak Lawn Avenue, #100
Dallas, TX 75219
Our Training Hours
- 6am - 7pm
- 6am - 5pm
- 8am - 1pm
Personal Training for Your Busy Dallas Lifestyle
Personal trainers aren’t only for the “rich and famous” celebrity crowd; our personal trainers can help anyone at any level from total beginner to competitive athlete reach their fitness goals. Our clients range from “weekend warrior” triathletes to busy Dallas professionals who use our in-office training to moms who are trying to lose weight after having a child. Our experience with a wide range of clients means that we can help you, too. Our Structured Physique fitness programs incorporate the Optimum Performance Training model, which is designed to get you faster results. Our clients consistently see improvements in their functional abilities — flexibility, balance, and strength — and look and feel better too.
Our Dallas Fitness Trainers Guide, Motivate, and Encourage You.
Yelling Not Included.
The television image of personal trainers popularized by shows like The Biggest Loser portray fitness trainers as sadistic, drill-sergeant types who bark orders at terrified, obese clients who are sweating away laboriously on the treadmill in an effort to lose as much weight as fast as humanly possible. The image of a personal trainer yelling and pushing his clients until near collapse makes for good television drama, but may scare some people away from hiring a trainer. While some in the field provide a “tough love” type motivation, personal trainers typically work with clients in a non-threatening way, helping them to achieve specific fitness goals. The best Dallas fitness trainers know how to motivate clients without resorting to “bootcamp” techniques. At Structured Physique, we find that our clients respond better to more positive and affirming types of motivation.
What Does a Personal Trainer Do?
A good Dallas fitness trainer motivates and educates clients about nutrition, exercise form, and weight loss if weight loss is the desired goal. A good personal trainer corrects your technique and makes your workouts fun, keeping you engaged and interested in your workout. This kinder, gentler motivational approach is the one we prefer to use with our clients.
Discussing Your Needs and Fitness Assessment
At the beginning, your personal trainer wants to get a baseline of where you are, so your initial evaluation will include measuring your body composition and checking your weight. If fat loss is a goal, your trainer will advise you on your current body fat percentage and set a goal to reach your ideal body composition. We like to set a baseline for our clients so that they can see how far they have come. Making progress motivates everyone to achieve even more.
A good trainer will also ask you about your goals. What are you trying to achieve, and by what time? How many hours a week do you want to dedicate to fitness activities? She will also ask you about any medical conditions or injuries that may affect your ability to train or require exercise modifications.
Goal Setting: Long-Term and Short-Term Goals
With the end in mind, you and your trainer can now set some short-term and long-term goals. Short-term goals are measurable factors, such losing a certain amount of weight or dropping to a certain body fat percentage, toning up specific body parts or increasing the amount of weight you can lift within a matter of weeks. Long-term goals are about achieving a certain weight , lifting strength, or flexibility, and improving your overall health in a year or more and maintaining it for a lifetime.
Making a Plan for You
Now that you have set your goals both short and long term, you have to have a plan to get there. Your personal trainer will create a personalized plan for you to achieve your fitness goals. To meet those goals, our trainers will often mix up aerobic exercises, such as walking, running or using treadmills and elliptical machines, with strength training and flexibility exercises. We may recommend sports massage for certain conditions.
A Good Trainer Shows You How to Exercise Properly
In order to avoid injury to joints and ligaments, your trainer will instruct you on how to properly perform the exercises that she has for you, and ensure that you understand how to do them correctly. Your trainer will evaluates your body position, and monitors you during your workout to make sure that you are not exercising in a way that could cause you to injure yourself. If you can’t do an exercise a certain way due to injury or weakness, our Dallas personal trainers will modify the exercise for you, so that you can benefit from your training and work at your level of current fitness.
A Good Trainer Knows How to Motivate You
A good personal trainer has studied sports psychology and motivation, and knows how to keep you going when you want to quit and curl up on the couch with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s. One of your trainer’s jobs is to cheer you on, and motivate you to do your best. Our trainers knows how to keep your workouts fresh so you don’t get bored and unmotivated by the same routine. Mixing up your workout also keeps your muscles from getting used to one exercise routine. Changing up your workout is a good way to supercharge your results, and a good trainer will mix things up for you.
What are the Benefits of Hiring a Structured Physique Dallas, TX Personal Trainer?
Hiring a personal trainer involves a commitment of both time and money, so you want to make sure that you are getting the most benefit from your relationship with your fitness trainer. Understanding the potential benefits of hiring a personal trainer can help you decide if the monetary investment will be worthwhile for you.
Benefit: Defining and Achieving Your Goals
Your personal trainer helps you define your fitness goals, and assesses your progress toward your goals. They keep you on track and motivated.
Benefit: A Workout Customized for You
Our personal trainers creates a specific workout plan just for you based on what you want to achieve. Your personalized plan for your body and trouble spots typically gives you better results than a more generalized workout plan. Structured Physique personal trainers are able to make accommodations to the program to fit your needs because they know your physical condition, limitations, and medical background.
An experienced trainer teaches you a variety of exercise methods and mix things up a bit, which keeps you from getting stuck in a boring exercise rut. Also, if a specific exercise is uncomfortable for you, your trainer can change it to one that suits you better and yet provides the same physical benefits. Trainers also help you to make adjustments as your fitness level improves to ensure continued progress toward your fitness goals. At Structured Physique, our 4 different trainers give you a different workout every time, while sticking to your exercise plan. This gives you the benefit of working with different trainers to mix up your exercise routine even more!
A professional personal trainer makes the most of your workout time, which increases the efficiency of your exercise program and the results you get from it. This is especially beneficial when you are really busy, and so have a limited amount of time to exercise. If you have to cut your 1-hour training session short one day due to schedule constraints, your trainer can complete a routine with you that burns the same number of calories and yet provides the same benefits in half the time.
Since Structured Physique has 4 different trainers, you can schedule workout around the schedule availability of any of our personal trainers. This gives you more flexibility to reschedule if something comes up. Also, since we have different locations at which we train clients — including your home or office — you can also choose the location of your workouts, so you don’t have to drive across town to meet with your trainer. If you’re in Preston Hollow, we can meet you in Preston Hollow. If you happen to have a meeting in Plano, we can meet you there after your meeting so you can work out with us instead of rushing to get somewhere in rush hour traffic.
Benefit: Competent Instruction
A professional fitness trainer teaches you the proper way to perform each exercise movement in your fitness routine. This enables you to perform the exercises on your own at home or at the gym after getting professional fitness instruction. Structured Physique trainers are certified fitness professionals, having certifications from The Cooper Institute and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Regular sessions with a personal trainer enhance your motivation to continue with a workout regimen. Even if you don’t use a personal trainer for every workout, knowing that you’ll meet with your trainer soon will motivate you during workouts. You have someone to whom to be accountable, so that will increase your motivation to succeed and do your best.
A common problem that people have is lack of commitment to a regular exercise program. When you work out on your own, it is easier to skip a session here and there or fall off the wagon completely and not go to the gym for weeks since there’s no one to hold you accountable for your actions — or lack thereof. In contrast, when you work with a trainer, he keeps you accountable to your goals and schedule, making it more likely that you’ll stick with your fitness training program.
At Structured Physique, we are committed to helping our Dallas personal training clients reach their fitness goals. We take pride in the results that we get for our clients. We’re confident in our ability to improve anyone’s fitness level, whether they are an absolute beginner or a seasoned athlete. Call us today at (469) 585-9365 and schedule a free evaluation and try us out.