Frequently Asked Questions
The first session with a client is complementary. It is a good time to introduce ourselves and see if we can work together.
Our rates are reasonable and below what is expected for personal trainers to come to your place of residence. We realize to make progress you need to exercise on a regular basis. We have found that personal trainers and massage therapists, who come to the home charge between $100-$150 a hour or more and physical therapists can charge $200 an hour in some areas. We do not accept insurance at this time, but we are working on it.
In the initial meeting, the clients condition is evaluated and from there, a plan is created and customized to the clients’ needs. The goal of the meeting is to get acquainted and to understand the condition of the client.
- A basic ParQ form (Physical Active Readiness Questionaire) is filled out by the client.
- The trainer will ask a series of questions that will be triggered from the answers on the ParQ form.
- The trainer will, then, ask to see what movements can or can not be done by the client.The trainer might give some ideas on his approach on how to help the client. Sometimes, there may be a need for the trainer to research the conditions of the client to give a clearer picture of what the training will be. The trainer will let you know this.
- After the session, a Mobility Workshop representative will call you soon after to see how the meeting went.
Most trainers have national personal training certifications and or a degree in the physical sciences. Mobility Workshop works hard to find trainers and massage therapists that have at least 3 years’ experience working with people who have been sedentary for a long time, are stroke victims, have had joint replacements, and muscle degenerative diseases (Parkinson’s, Lewy Body Dementia, etc). The trainers have, also, worked extensively with people who workout on a regular basis but need some new inspiration.
Corinna, the founder, has a degree in computer science and was a software developer and project manager for 20 years. She left the world of software development, burnt out and ready to do something else. She knew she wanted to do something that would help people on a personal level.
For her own benefit, initially to keep herself in shape, she decided to investigate personal training. At first, she trained people in the gym but as time went on she was asked by people to come and help their parents at home. Being able to help someone improve their life, by building muscle and increasing balance is very rewarding and her clients began to grow through referrals. Check out some of her stories here.
The trainers have worked with all types of conditions.
We have worked with clients who have:
- had a joint replaced (knee and hip),
- been stroke victims,
- not exercised in a long time, thereby their muscles have atrophied so much so that it’s difficult to get around,
- Parkinson’s and Lewy body Dementia.
- and many more.. (Ask if you have a question)
We have the best trainers but sometimes Mobility Workshop understands that the connection between the trainer and the client doesn’t work.
After the initial meeting, a member of Mobility Workshop will contact you to see how the meeting went. If you choose not to work with the trainer, Mobility Workshop will then send out another trainer for you to evaluate, if one is available in your area.
On the initial contact, the client should ask tons of questions and express their concerns.
The client should explain their situation and have the trainer tell you about an experience that was either similar or related in some way.
Has the trainer worked with a similar conditions before and if not, how would they approach the situation?
Does the trainer have a background clearance? All Mobility Workshop trainers do.
Some things, you might need to think about or gather:
- What are you hoping to improve with a regular physical exercise regime?
- A list of medical conditions and when they occurred.
- A list of medications.
- Important phone numbers in case of emergency.
- When can you meet with a trainer? 2 or 3 times a week or more.