We take your vision and your goals that will help you get there very seriously. Its extremely important that we gather as much information about your past and current training history, nutrition, and lifestyle prior to your first session at COVAL. This way we ensure that we are prescribing the proper intensity and volume for your training, habits for your nutrition that will lead to success, and managing any life stressors that could potentially prevent you from reaching your goals.
The physical screen that you will go through is very thorough and a comprehensive blend of test that will assess your movement patterns, strength and weaknesses, flexibility and mobility, help identify any sources of aches or pains that you are experiencing, and evaluate any necessary performance measures; for example the back squat for a powerlifter or a modified 5-10-5 shuttle for athletic performance.
Your nutrition is a very key piece in this puzzle. Therefore we will take a look at your 3 day food log, identify the foods / beverages that are kept in your home, and whether you tend to cook the majority of your meals at home, or if you tend to eat our more often. Based on the information that we obtain, then we will prescribe habits for you to develop over time that will lead to your long-term success.
Finally, we assess your lifestyle; primarily your sleep and stress management. Its going to be extremely difficult to reach your goals without adequate rest and recovery, and minimizing the daily stress response on your body. If your lifestyle calls for it, we will give you habits to develop that will help improve your lifestyle, and ultimately your results.