The Trainers Edge at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club is a full-service exercise training program for people of all fitness levels. In addition to all our services, Trainers Edge clients benefit from private cardiovascular and weight-training rooms at the Club. The Trainers Edge program includes:
- Fitness evaluation
- First work-out consultation
- Individualized exercise prescription, consisting of one-on-one, two-on-one, or group training sessions
- Follow-up evaluations.
The Fitness Evaluation consists of a battery of tests designed to measure initial fitness levels, as well as provide a means to monitor progress at intervals during participation in the program. The client initially completes a Sports-Medical Questionnaire outlining health history, life-style habits and desired goals. The following measurements are taken to determine fitness level:
- Resting heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Body composition (percent body fat)
- Aerobic work capacity (VO2 max)
- Low back/hamstring flexibility
- Leg strength
- Upper body muscle strength and endurance
- Abdominal strength
The results from the Fitness Evaluation are then used to write an Individualized Exercise Prescription. The Prescription outlines the steps one should take to attain his or her established goals. An hour long First Work-Out Consultation is scheduled to review results of the assessment, discuss the Prescription, design an appropriate exercise plan, and teach the client proper methods of exercise implementation.
After the First Work-Out Consultation, a qualified Trainers Edge trainer is assigned to the client and the hour long exercise training sessions are started. Each exercise session consists of aerobic, flexibility and strength training routines. The trainer keeps a detailed exercise log which allows the tracking of progress. Periodic Follow-Up Evaluations are conducted every eight weeks for body composition measurements and every six months for the entire fitness evaluation. The re-evaluations are necessary to evaluate progress, manipulate exercise variables, and implement new routines to optimize the training regime.
Trainers Edge takes pride in its staff of degreed and/or certified professionals who are dedicated to educating and guiding their clients through safe and scientifically sound aerobic, flexibility and weight training sessions. Trainers Edge trainers will design work-outs to meet the desired goals and assessed needs of each client.