Why would I need an EDGE personal trainer?
That all depends on what you are looking to achieve! Qualified trainers can tailor workout routines to help you maximize the benefit they give, or simply just be there to hold you accountable to doing your own workout. Whether you are new to working out or a seasoned "gym rat" you can benefit from working with one of our personal trainers.
What makes a trainer qualified?
This is a loaded question. In short, qualified trainers are experienced, educated and certified through a reputable fitness association. The top two certifications (as deemed by the international organization for standardization) are NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine). Since the fitness industry isn't regulated, make sure you do your homework on a prospective trainer. Here at EDGE we make sure that all of our trainers meet all three of the criteria listed above.
How many times a week do I need to work with a trainer to get the most out of my routine?
That depends entirely on what you and your schedule are like. Some people that are self motivated see us once or twice a month. Others who have no time to work out on their own (or won't!) see us up to 4 times a week.
Can you get an effective weight-workout without the use of machines?
Absolutely! Most of the machines that are out there are patterned after a body weight exercise or free weight exercise in the first place. Plus, typical weight machines are big, bulky, and focus primarily on only one specific muscle to isolate it. The problem with isolation is that our bodies don't move one muscle at a time so why would we work them out that way? Utilizing cable equipment, balance discs, medicine balls, free weights etc., (coupled with training supervision) will allow you to feel and see the benefits much more quickly.
Do you have a locker room?
We don't have a locker room, however we do have two private bathrooms and places to put your belongings.
Do you have parking available?
We don't have a designated parking lot but there is plenty of free street parking right out front and the parking lot for the Ballard Locks is less than a block away.