What to Expect at Your First One-on-One Personal Training Session

One on One

Congratulations! If you’re reading this post then odds are you’ve either taken or are considering taking the first step to a happier, healthier you by deciding to hire a personal trainer! We get it – if you’ve never been to a personal training session and don’t know what to expect, it can be a little intimidating.

So what should you expect at your first one-on-one personal training session? We’ll go over everything you need to know so you can be well prepared and ready to get started!

Fitness Assessment

Before you even begin exercising, your personal trainer will conduct a fitness assessment. In the assessment you’ll discuss your general fitness level, nutrition habits and your goals with your personal trainer. Before your assessment, be sure to really think about what your goals are: how much weight you want to lose, any parts of the body you want to focus on toning, a healthier lifestyle, etc.

Customize Workout & Nutrition Plan

After understanding your goals and becoming familiar with your current fitness level, your personal trainer will customize a workout and nutrition plan to meet your individual needs.

For your customized workout plan, your trainer will choose which workouts are best from a variety of exercises: strength training, dynamic warm up, myofascial release, etc. Our trainers are experts, so they’ll be able to customize a plan that takes into account any pain you may be experiencing as well as which parts of the body you would like to tone.  

In addition to a customized workout plan, your trainer will also help guide you on a path to healthier eating. Based on your goals, your personal trainer will discuss foods you should consume as well as food to steer clear of while you’re on your path to a healthier you.


After completing your customized workout and nutrition plan, it’s time to work out (depending on your health and fitness level, you may or may not work out at your first session). Don’t worry – your personal trainer will be there every step of the way from explaining and demonstrating how exercises are done to ensuring you have perfect form. Think of your Plunkett Fitness personal trainer as your workout buddy; they’re here to help you succeed and feel your very best!

Now that we’ve discussed what your first one-on-one personal training session will look like, we hope you’ll feel more comfortable. It’s important to remember that you should enjoy this process! By following the fitness and nutrition plans we create for you in addition to our guidance, we promise that over time you’ll gradually see your percentage of body fat drop and will see an increase in strength and muscle tone. Think of how rewarding it will be to finally reach your goal; let that be your motivator!

If you’ve been considering hiring a personal trainer in Overland Park, Plunkett Fitness is currently offering a FREE week of one-on-one training! To get started, sign up here. It’s the perfect opportunity to try it out – what do you have to lose (besides the weight you’ve been trying to lose for a long time)? Don’t just take our word for it; take a look at some of our clients’ weight loss journeys.

Have any questions about personal training or looking for the right personal trainer in Overland Park? Any one of our personal trainers would love to help answer any questions you may have; ask us a question online or call us at (913) 390-3360!