Frequently Asked Questions

What is semi-private personal training?

Semi-Private Personal Training is just like one-on-one personal training except that you’re sharing the training floor and the trainer’s attention with 3 or 4 other clients who are also working out on their own program.

How do you match me with other clients?

We don’t! Everyone on the training floor is working on his or her own program. Nobody is matched up or grouped into ability-levels.

How does that work when you have clients of very different abilities training together?

It actually works exceptionally well. Everyone gets all the attention and coaching they need while providing support and inspiration to the others in the group. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Do I need to bring a friend or my own group for this to work?

We’d love it if you brought your friends but that’s not at all necessary. You pick the days and times you want to work out. We’ll fill the rest of the hour with other clients. If we don’t have anyone else to work out with you that hour, you’re still doing your own program and we still call it “semi-private.”

How do you design my training program?

Vitruvian Fitness Personal Training is a totally customized training program designed for your specific goals. We evaluate your exercise history, injury and health concerns, and current movement abilities. Then we design a program that will get you from where you are today to where you want to go.

What is the Functional Movement Screen?

The “FMS” is a series of 7 simple movements we’d like all people to be able to do with some degree of proficiency. It’s a measure of your movement abilities, not strengths. Your starting point in the workout program is based on what we observe when you do the screen.

Do you do One-on-One Training?

We can but believe that all our clients, regardless of their abilities and goals thrive in a small group environment. Everyone gets all the attention they need and the benefit of a team atmosphere when we do semi-private training. After you do our two week Vitruvian Experience, if you’re not convinced, we can do some private sessions.

What fitness levels do you cater to?

We cater to all fitness levels provided your doctor has given you medical clearance to exercise in a non-medical environment. We’ve worked with people who get winded walking in from the car and we’ve worked with elite triathletes and Division 1 NCAA collegiate athletes and everyone in between.

Can I come in and use the facility on my own?

If you are a current personal training client, you may use the studio during our posted business hours on a space-available basis. Scheduled training sessions and classes have priority use of the space and equipment.

What kind of shoes should I wear for working out?

We can answer this question on several different levels.

1: Clean and Dry. Please don’t wear shoes inside that you were wearing outside. You will be spending a lot of time on the floor – sometimes face down – and we want to keep the floor clean for everybody.

2: We like shoes that don’t have a heal lift. We especially don’t like running shoes with artificial arch supports and elevated heals. Xero, Converse, New Balance, Merrell, Five Fingers, Nike all have versions of a shoe with minimal support and no heal lift.

3: Bare Feet. We actually believe the foot doesn’t need any external support and will thrive if left “un-shod.” Of course, if you’re at risk of stubbing your toe OR you have a fungus OR medical instruction to wear shoes, then bare feet aren’t for you.

What kind of shoes should I wear for indoor cycling / spinning class?

Our pedals are designed to accommodate sneakers or clip-less shoes with SPD cleats (not SPD-SL). If you aren’t sure what type of cleats your shoes have, turn them over to see if they look like the cleats at: https://www.vmfit.com/cycling/indoor-cycling-vitruvian-fitness/ If your cleats don’t look exactly like that, your shoes won’t work.

If I bring my own pedals that match my shoes, can I change them out?

No.

Do you have towel service?

Yes! We have workout towels and shower towels.

Do you do performance testing?

We do lactate threshold heart rate testing for cyclists.

What is Lactate Threshold and how do you measure it?

Lactate Threshold refers to a work-pace and intensity you can sustain for about an hour. It’s often referred to as aerobic threshold although it’s slightly more involved than that. Read this article we wrote to learn more. https://vmfit.com/uncategorized/lactate-threshold-simplified/

Do you coach bodybuilders or MMA fighters?

We respect those sports but they do not fit into our training philosophy or facilities.

What does Vitruvian mean?

In 1492, Leonardo Da Vinci drew the Vitruvian Man based on the works of a Roman architect named Vitruvius. Da Vinci took these concepts and observations of balance, proportion and symmetry as they relate to architecture and applied them to the human body in his famous drawing.

I don’t get your domain name, vmfit.com. What’s it mean?

Vitruvian Man Fitness. Vmfit is short and easy to write and not that prone to misspelling. And it was available!