619 | About San Diego Personal Training

I’m a beginner. Is personal training for me?

We realize that personal training can be a little intimidating for the beginner and want you to know that our personal training program is designed for ALL LEVELS OF FITNESS making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience, fitness level, and or physical limitations. We scale the amount of weight being used and intensity for all fitness levels; we do not change programs. You won’t have to lift weights beyond your level or perform movements beyond your skill set. Everybody starts somewhere and starting sooner is better than later.

Chris Keith’s 18 years of professional fitness training experience allows him and all the trainers that work under him the ability to work with people at all levels of fitness, even folks who have pre-existing injuries or physical limitations. At our gym we pride ourselves on working with people of all ability levels and making them better. Furthermore, our target population is not specific to age, gender, or fitness levels, so give it a shot. Instead we are welcoming anyone who is willing to put in time for themselves, be pro-active, work hard, and keep an open mind. Everything we do is evidence based on science, research, and what we know to work for every fitness level. 1 on 1 Personal Training is available to any and everyone from beginner to an elite level of fitness.

Are All Gyms The Same?

No! The professional experience of the trainers, welcoming friendly atmosphere, and universal scalability vary. Our personal training gyms are individually owned and operated, we are not a franchise. Our value is based on our passion for quality training and programming and love of functional movements done with great technique and varying intensity levels.

What does this mean to you? You should check out the facilities, the coaches, and the classes.

Some gyms may omit Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and other modalities. Some programs are based on body weight only. The experience and skill level of coaches and trainers also vary. Are you just paying for someone to tell you what to do (definitely NOT the same as someone showing you what and how; and getting you to understand why)? Is there real coaching going on? Are you learning new skills and moving forward?

So again, we are all similar, but can be vastly different. Choose what fits you best and your goals. No matter what, I am glad you found personal training. Done correctly, it is the BEST strength and conditioning programming around!

What are the costs?

The membership fees associated with the classes are dependent on the length of commitment. There are no membership, or monthly fees, associated with the personal training sessions. The sessions are sold both individually or in packages, at a reduced rate. For more information, contact us directly.

What hours are available?

Check out our Class Schedule. If you are interested in personal training, we are able to accommodate your schedule. Typically sessions are available Monday through Thursday from 5:00am to 8:00pm, Friday from 5:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm. Contact Us today to set up a complimentary session.

Do you have showers?

Yes we do!

Do you have parking available?

Yes! We have an abundance of parking. Even at peak hours!

I qualify for a discounted membership, what type of verification do you need for the discount rate?

We trust you.

Do you have to pay a monthly membership in addition to the classes or is the membership fee for just the classes?

Fees are just for the classes. All classes are group instructor led. We do offer a few open gym hours but membership is required to take advantage of these. Membership rates are for classes only. Open Gym, Olympic Weightlifting, and Mobility classes are free with membership. Yoga is $10 per class.

What is the coach:student ratio? Are there multiple coaches walking around helping adjusting and teaching while you’re working out? How many people are in each class?

Our smaller classes are 1-5 people and usually only have one coach. Our busier classes (6am, 6pm and weekend classes) can have 10-20 students and we have 2-3 coaches on staff to help with those classes. We pride ourselves on making sure everyone moves efficiently, you’ll get lots of attention.

How long are your classes?

All classes are one hour in length but we encourage all of our members to arrive early and stay late. Classes are comprised of a high paced warm up consisting of mobility, flexibility and lots of sweat. The warm up is followed with some form of skill or strength set for 20 minutes and lastly a metabolic conditioning workout which typically lasts 10-45 minutes depending on the energy system we are focusing our efforts in that particular day.

What type of commitment are you required to make to the studio? Is it on a monthly basis? Can you drop in for classes as needed? Can you buy a package of classes and use them as your schedule permits?

We require at least a 6 month commitment for month to month and a 3 month commitment for pre-paid. Our program involves a lot of technical movements which requires consistency, so unfortunately on a drop in, once in a while basis, you will be lost and robbing yourself of the experience.

When can I come in for a consultation?

Everyday at 8pm and on weekends at 11am we hold a complimentary introductory session for new members by appointment only. If that doesn’t work for you, we can schedule these sessions during class times to ensure that you will also get a feel for how it works. If you would like to set up the intro session take a look at your schedule and send us some days and times that work best for you and we will get you in ASAP.

How does the membership work?

Our membership runs month to month or pre-paid. We process payment through EFT so a voided check from a checking account would be sufficient. If you sign up on say the 24th, your membership would automatically renew on the 24th every month.