Have questions about our studio and how things work? Check out our FAQs below for more information.

Do I even need a personal trainer?

Well here are 10 reasons to hire a personal trainer:

  • You are new to exercise and are unsure about what to do to achieve results.
  • You are not seeing the results you’ve wanted after working out for weeks, months, or even years.
  • You’ve gotten tired of your workouts and need new ideas.
  • You need help pushing past your normal limits.
  • You need accountability and motivation from a personal trainer.
  • You are preparing for a special event, occasion, or competition and need a specific training regimen.
  • You want to make sure you are exercising with proper form to build strength and prevent injury.
  • You are looking to lose weight and tone up.
  • You don’t want to waste any more time in the gym and not see results.
  • You are coming back from injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does it cost?

We have a variety of training services available that cater to your fitness goals! If you want to find out more, please contact us through one of the forms on our contact page.

Q. What about rescheduling or canceling a session? 

If you need to cancel out of a session, you can do so through our mobile application.

Q. Will I lose my sessions if I reschedule/cancel?

As long as you remove yourself from the schedule 90 minutes before the start of the session, it will be credited back to your account so you can reschedule.

Q. What if I’m traveling? 

For our semi-private clients, we have a mobile app that gives us the ability to send workouts to you through your smartphone. This way you will never miss a beat, even when you are out of town or traveling.

Q. What’s the scheduling window like?

You have to make sure you schedule for a sessions 30 minutes before it starts. That’s all.

Q. What are the qualifications of your personal trainers?

All of our trainers are certified, and have various levels of expertise which allows us to properly train all of our clients. Being that we are a personal training studio, and not a big box gym, we can concentrate on connecting with our clients, assisting them with the goal-setting process and customizing their program to help them achieve the goal that they set.

Q. What’s the benefit of training with your studio over somewhere else?

The main benefit is the quality of training and experience you’ll receive at the studio. You aren’t “just another number” like most places. Our studio provides that small community atmosphere that makes most people feel comfortable while working out.

Q. Do you charge for nutritional guidance/planning?

Our semi-private, 1-on-1, 2-on-1, Hybrid and Virtual training clients get nutritional guidance and planning included with the service.

Q. Will I work with the same trainer every time? 

The beauty of our scheduling system is that you can adjust your schedule to work out whenever need be. Some days you may come in the morning, and some in the evenings. With our semi-private personal training you will train with different trainers depending on the day or time. However, you will still have your very own personalized workout, which any of our trainers can walk and guide you through.

Q. Is there a money back guarantee?

Yes. Most of our clients stay with us for a long time, and we want them to be here. We want to provide you with the best possible service. This is why we offer a money back guarantee on both our semi-private, 1-on-1 and 2:1 personal training packages.

Semi-Private Money Back Guarantee: We offer a 30 day money back guarantee for semi-private training. If you do not feel like we provided an appropriate type of service for you, you can cancel within 30 days and receive your money back.

1-on-1 Money Back Guarantee: We have a 14-day money back guarantee for 1-on-1 sessions. If you do not feel like we provided an appropriate type of service for you, you can cancel within 14 days and receive your money back.

Q. What’s included in your personal training programs?

Semi-private, 1:1, Hybrid, and 2:1 clients receive customized workouts, nutritional consults, and monthly measurements. Our training is geared towards those that need guidance, want specific results, or need to learn how to properly execute various strength exercises.

Q. What should I expect with my virtual consult?

The virtual consultation allows us to conveniently connect via Zoom to establish a dialogue, learn more about you, your health and activity history, your areas of challenge and your areas of strength. In turn, you learn more about us, our services, our professional team and our space. With that knowledge, we can decide together whether we have a fit and then what potential paths forward might look like.

Q. What should I expect on my first day of training?

When you come in for your first day, your trainer will perform some baseline movement and strength assessments and learn more about what you hope to achieve. The information shared in this session will provide the foundation upon which your initial program will be based and then adjusted over time as you progress.

Q. What happens in a typical personal training session?

You’ll generally go through a dynamic warmup, preview your workout with your trainer, and complete with a bit of a stretch and head out.

Q. What do I need to bring/wear?

Just comfortable workout clothes. Everybody wears something a little different, so it’s really up to you.

Q. Why can’t I just do cardio?

Cardio is a great addition to a properly structured workout plan, but cardio will only take you so far. You will need to incorporate weight/strength training in order to build lean muscle tissue and burn off excess fat.

Q. What kind of clients do you have at your training facility?

Our clients range from workout beginners to advanced clients. Some are significantly deconditioned and others are high performing athletes. We also have a wide age range of clients from those in their 20s to clients well into their 70s.

Q. Where do you offer your personal training?

Our personal training is offered at our physical location in the Fan neighborhood. Group Training is held at Byrd Park, by the East Reservoir stairs.

Q. Where can I  place my things when I work out?

We have cubbies for you to place your clothes and other gear while you workout.

Q. Do you have showers?

Yes, we conveniently have showers upstairs and downstairs. Bring your own towel from home. We supply some basic amenities such as shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

Q. How long do the sessions last?

Our sessions are scheduled for an 60 minutes. You won’t have a problem fitting in your workout into that hour. However, some workouts will be shorter or longer depending on the type of workout you’re on.

Q. What should I eat before a workout?

Something light is always good before a workout. A protein shake or some simple carbohydrate for quick energy before the start of a workout is good.

Q. What should I eat after a workout?

Generally you can have something a little more carbohydrate dense, but you will want some protein as well. A protein shake blended with a banana is a perfect combination.

Q. How long will it take me to see results?

You will generally see some results in your first month of training with us. The degree to which you realize results will vary greatly depending on your initial fitness level, nutritional choices and activity outside of the studio, and overall effort put into place.

Q. How many times a week will I meet with my trainer?

Ideal frequency is 3x/week. However, we do have options for 1-5x per week. Those seeking to expedite results may choose to include more activity outside of formal training time during the week.

Q. Do you have all the necessary equipment?

Yes, our facility is outfitted with all the equipment necessary to help you achieve the results you seek.

Q. What style of training do you provide (military, etc.)?

Our trainers are generally easy going, and personable. But we will challenge you during your workouts. That’s our job:).

Q. Why should I choose ReDefineRVA over another personal training studio?

We pride ourselves on offering a truly wholistic lifestyle of fitness to our clients. Our 1:1, 2:1, Group and Semi-Private services provide strength training, cardio, and nutritional accountability. We support you with all the necessary tools, whether you’re at our physical location or traveling, to achieve the results you seek. We also have a very comfortable community vibe in our space. Everybody gets to know everybody, and our small group environment helps deliver a great experience.

Q. What fitness level do I need to be at to start?

We have clients with varying levels of fitness. We always like to say that it doesn’t matter where you start, only that you start.

Q. How often are sessions held?

Sessions are held throughout the day, mornings and evenings, by appointment for 1:1 and 2:1 and on a set schedule for Semi Private and Group Training.

COVID: See our Training Services page for current services.

Pre-COVID: Generally from 5am-11am and 4pm-8pm each weekday. Then 8am-11am Saturday and Sunday.