What Happens next?
I always enjoy this question. It doesn’t mater how many buttons or forms or pages we put on our website, every 3 months I will get someone saying they were going to join but because they didn’t know what the process involved they waited longer – instead of pressing the button to get in touch and finding out!
So here is a little explainer of everything you will do in the first 4 weeks of joining…
1. Discovery Call
It all starts here. This is the moment where you make the decision to answer your phone. You will have submitted your details to us and we will call you back as soon as there is either a space or we are out of sessions.
In this call, we will ask you about what is motivating you to get in touch, about your personal health and medical history, your training history and any medications you take.
We will also run you through the programs that are most applicable to you and make sure you understand the prices. Once you have decided on moving forward we set up your account for you and away you go!
2. Health and Fitness Appraisal
At this point, we will get you in a couple of times in week 1. We will do a testing battery we use to figure out where you are currently at. This involves looking at your weight and body fat, strength of different muscle groups and then your cardiovascular fitness (amongst some other things).
All of this is done safely by either myself or my assistant coaches. When we have this we will be able to figure out what level you are at and then stratify you into different difficulties to make sure everything we prescribe is safe and specific to you.
Due to COVID-19, we will also have your faultless fitness masks available for you to pick up at this point. This enables us to keep the gym extra safe and limit the risk of picking up an infection
3. Program Periodisation
Once we have your test results in we start work on figuring out what level we should start you at. This involves a multidisciplinary meeting with our strength and conditioning coach, sports therapist and sports scientist to make sure that everyone is in agreeance about what we are going to do with you going forward.
If necessary, if we need outside opinion we will refer you to your doctors to make sure we have all the information available and required.
Together we build your plan for you and make sure everything is ready for your next 4 weeks.
4. Risk Reduction Starts
We will have downloaded the programming to the app on your phone and you will be able to see everything you are going to be doing for the week before you even come in.
You can book the essions for the week ahead of time and then when you show up to your PT sessions our coaches will take you through your specific workout program. In order to minimise costs for you, your session will be with up to 7 other people around you working on their own programs.
The first 4 weeks is all about preparing your body for training to make sure you don’t get injured later on. We start off slow and steady and based on the results we collected in the health and fitness appraisal.
5. Advanced Nutrition System Starts
The advanced nutrition system doesn’t actually start last. It starts when you are ready and is a largely voluntary section of the program.
I used to make this system an immediate start but I found people who were new to exercise just didn’t get into it because they got overwhelmed. So now what we ask you to do, is make a decision on when you feel ready to start and we go from there.
The system itself is simple and easy, to the point where alot of people don’t believe it works – until they start losing lbs and lbs of weight a week.
We run this system in the online community using our app and people can jump in and out of it as they want.
About My Assistant Coach Sian
I started at Faultless Fitness in November 2019 after graduating from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2019 with a 2:1 in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage. I was especially interested in the Strength & Conditioning and Rehabilitation modules of my degree and am excited to both utilise and develop what I’ve learnt during my time here at Faultless.
As part of my degree, I had the privilege of delivering strength and conditioning sessions to a variety of Team GB swimmers which fuelled my passion in this line of work.
Whilst studying, I played for the university’s first XI hockey team where I was lucky enough to have regular strength and conditioning sessions with the coaches at the uni. This gave me the opportunity to see my degree in a real-life environment and sparked my further interest in health, fitness and strength & conditioning.
“Faultless Fitness has been a real learning curve for me from start to finish. I walked in thinking I’d fail at all the tests and feel like I did in any other gym but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I feel grateful to have found the gym when I did and be surrounded by like-minded people.“
“I had not done any exercise for many years, my HGV medical was coming up & I was worrying that I was going to fail. I spoke to Steve & talking to him was just like I had known him for years. I was a bit apprehensive but every one was so helpful & friendly & still the same today 2 years on – thank you all!“
“The attention, support and wealth of knowledge I received from Faultless Fitness from the get-go was incredible. I have lost weight, lost fat and gained muscle – I am no longer obsessed by the number on the scales but focused on my overall health and wellbeing.“