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AP Wellness Personal Training FAQs

I founded AP Wellness Training and Consulting to guide and support those interested in developing healthier lifestyles. As a San Francisco personal trainer, I focus on all areas of wellness, including diet, exercise, and emotional health. My custom fitness plans are designed with you and your fitness goals in mind. If you have questions about my services or personal training in general, check out the FAQs below.

It will depend on your fitness goals, budget, and motivation to work out on your own, but it usually takes 3-6 months to see lasting results and develop the habit of regular exercise. If you’re happy with your progress, however, your trainer can help you set new goals you can continue working on together. Check out this blog post for more information on how long to hire a personal trainer.

I recommend looking for four key characteristics in a potential trainer: 

  • Education: Look for trainers with relevant degrees, such as physiology, biology, or anatomy. This gives them a solid scientific foundation for their training practice.
  • Certifications: Make sure that they are a certified trainer. Specialized certifications are a plus because it shows a commitment to continuing education.
  • Insurance: For your safety, make sure your trainer carries liability insurance.
  • Personality: Pick a trainer that you trust and get along with. Personal training is a long-term relationship.

I hold CrossFit, NASM, Precision Nutrition, and ProNatal Fitness certifications. For a complete list, read my bio.

At AP Wellness, a personal training session includes a custom one-hour workout designed to help meet your specific fitness goals. I incorporate exercises for strength, conditioning, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. Outside of training sessions, I will help educate you on diet and nutrition and am available to answer questions. I also offer guidance on behavioral modification. For more details, visit my in-person training page.

For one month of custom online workouts, my prices range from $300-$600. In-person training costs $140 an hour, with discounts available for purchasing packages. My stand-alone nutrition services cost $150 per month.
I recommend 1-3 personal training sessions per week. You will see the best results with at least 2-3 workouts per week, but some of these can be completed independently.

Personal training will help you make the most of your exercise time by combining nutrition and behavioral guidance with custom workouts targeting your goals. If you have limited time to work out but want to see results, or you’ve tried workout programs before but couldn’t stick with them, personal training can help. Benefits of personal training include:

  • Accountability
  • Injury prevention
  • Goal setting
  • Improved motivation
I specialize in women’s fitness, senior fitness, and athletic training. I hold several CrossFit certifications, as well as a certificate for pre and post-natal exercises. I do also accept male clients.

Nutrition coaching is a service that helps you make healthier and more educated choices about your diet by teaching you principles of nutrition and meal planning. Nutrition coaching helps with overall fitness but should not be used to treat specific health conditions.

Yes, but personal trainers do have limitations on what nutritional services they can provide. For example, I cannot make recommendations regarding specific health conditions. I can educate you about nutrition, behavior modification, and provide a bank of healthy recipes that you can use to build a comprehensive meal plan, however. I’ll also help you calculate macronutrient levels for your specific body type.
Yes, we will discuss pre-existing conditions during your training evaluation, and I will design workouts to accommodate any limitations and prevent re-injury. I can also coordinate with your doctors and other healthcare team members to create the best plan for you.
No, my in-person training services are conducted at a gym where I rent space, but you can complete online personal training at home with whatever you have available. If we work together for an extended period, I may recommend purchasing inexpensive equipment, such as dumbbells or fitness bands, but body weight can also be highly effective.

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Still have questions? Contact me directly for a consultation or to schedule services. I also have free resources available on my blog. Best of luck with your fitness journey!