Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Can I bring a friend to try a session with me?
A: For a private one-on-one training session please inform your coach prior to the session.
Q: How are appointments scheduled and on what days?
A: One-on-one and small group ppointments are scheduled through your coach. For classes and open gym members may attend whenever convenient.
Q: How do I get started?
A: Schedule a visit, get registered, and schedule your first week of MO-U or Foundation sessions! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (715 ) 955-4319 to schedule now!
Q: How do I join a group?
A: Most people find friends/teammates and form their own group, ask your coach about small group training. Our CrossFit classes offer the group atmosphere along with a structured program along with a qualified CrossFit coach.
Q: How long is a session?
A: Sessions start with a dymanic warm-up then lead into a structured strength and conditioning regimen programmed for indivdual or group goals. Each session lasts approximately 60 minutes.
Q: How long should I train?
A: That depends on several factors:
- Training should be a year-round sport – whether it’s with Momentum or somewhere else - with timely breaks and variations in volumes and intensities depending on the time of the competitive year.
- Your fitness level and fitness needs. Fitness is a life-long sport.
- Your level of self-discipline. Some people exercise regularly without the help of others, while many need or prefer the accountability of a coach.
Q: How often should I train?
A: Twice a week minimum, but 3-5 times per week will bring vastly greater and faster results.
Q: Must a member purchase a training package?
A: No, but if you do you will save big. Combining the membership will discount you on class rates.
Q: Should I eat or drink anything before a session?
A: Minimize food intake less than an hour before exercise. Give your stomach time to digest, but smaller snacks like raisins, bananas, or and apple will be fine. Hydration is a must when starting a strength and conditioning program. A good rule to remember would be you need to drink minimum of 1/2 your body weight in ounces to remain hydrated. Example, 160 pound individual must drink 80 ounces of water per day minimum!
Q: What kind of results should I expect?
A: Expect the best kind! Results vary with your fitness level, training frequency, attitude and motivation. Generally, within a month you should experience improvements in energy level, body “firmness”, strength, power, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, agility, coordination, accuracy, balance, flexibility, and confidence.
Q: What should and shouldn’t I bring to a session?
A: Wear exercise gear – shorts or sweat pants, t-shirt, cross training or running shoes, a water bottle and a smile:)
Q: What’s the purpose of Momentum University?
A: We want every client to:
1) know how to train correctly and safely
2) get a positive start and learn how to use their training program
3) avoid becoming a “phantom” member - one who pays dues but does not use it
4) get the absolute most from their program and ultimately the greatest results = success!
Q: Will I be sore after my sessions?
A: Most likely you will be sore after the first 3-4 sessions, but this will gradually subside as your body adapts to the movement in the program. Being properly hydrated along with stretching will help the symptoms of DOMS (Deep Onset Muscle Soreness).
Q: Will/Can I lose or gain weight with my program?
A: Much depends on your goals and the program design, but most depends on your training consistency, frequency, intensity, and nutrition habits (we have a nutrition resource for you). Our training will firm up your body and enable you to be more active on your own. Some clients report minor body weight changes and better fit of clothing and a appearing “smaller”. This is due to the increased muscle mass/density and decrease in % body fat, which will increase your metabolism, enabling you to burn more calories at rest.
Q: You train a lot of athletes and do some intimidating stuff. Do adults have to do that too?
A: Much of what we do with athletes includes drills for strength, balance, agility, power, and stamina. Adults should emphasize functional exercise that impacts bone and muscle density, balance, agility, strength, stamina, and power - we simply modify what we do with athletes to fit an adult’s needs, goals, and fitness level. Sure, you might flip a tire or pick up a sand bag - because it’s great functional strength work and teaches proper lifting posture - but not before you’re ready.