At fit20 you train either alone or with a training partner. Many people prefer to train alone. The attention of the personal trainer is completely focused on you and there are no distractions from other people. This can help you stay focused.
If you have physical limitations or health issues it is often necessary to train alone. This way your trainer can focus solely on you and ensure you have a safe and effective workout.
What is the advantage of training together?
Some people prefer to train with a regular training partner rather than train alone. Training together introduces an additional reason to stick at it and achieve more, so it’s even easier to make your fit20 training a permanent part of your working week. And of course, it’s a more economical option, too.
How do the appointments work?
At fit20 you always train by appointment. Together with your personal trainer you determine what time of the week suits you best. This is basically your regular appointment. Of course, you can reschedule your appointment if you need to, but sticking to a regular weekly schedule is best.
What are the advantages of the fixed training appointment?
For many people a fixed training appointment inspires extra discipline and helps prevent them from simply giving up. It’s time to train… So they always go! Of course, you can reschedule your appointment if necessary, so you get the best possible value for money.
Knowing that your personal trainer has prepared for you and awaits your arrival also helps you to stick to your weekly training schedule. The result? You feel happy, positive and fulfilled- your fit20 training keeps you feeling that way year after year!
Why is there no shower in the fit20 studios?
With slow-motion training and an ambient studio temperature of 17°C, you do not perspire, so there’s no need to take a shower afterwards and you can simply get on with the rest of your day. With no change of clothes or kit bag packing needed, fit20 saves you a great deal of time compared with traditional gym training. All you need to do is to arrive in time for your 20-minute training appointment.
Isn’t it necessary to perspire in order to burn fat?
No – perspiring has no effect on burning fat. When the glucose stores (glycogen) in your muscles run out, your body will burn free fatty acids. There’s no faster way to use up your glycogen than intensive fit20 training.
In addition, fit20 training improves your body’s response to insulin, so if you take care not to overload on carbohydrates, your body will stay in its fat burning mode for many hours all day.
So you see… fit20 training is the perfect way to burn fat – without working up a sweat!
Why don’t I need to change for my fit20 training?
We keep our studios cool at 63⁰F and you do the exercises in slow motion, so you won’t perspire. Just wear your regular clothes and when you’re done with fit20 training, you get on with your day. fit20 is super time efficient, even the busiest professionals can plan a 20-minute session in their week.
How does the fit20 personal trainer help?
The fit20 personal trainer helps you to get the best out of your session, every time. Of course, they adjust the machines, keep track of your performance and make sure you do the exercises correctly. Most importantly, you trainer helps you stay motivated.
What can a fit20 personal trainer do for me?
Throughout every training session your fit20 personal trainer will guide you towards achieving your very best performance. Your trainer calibrates the equipment to match your height and weight. S/he makes sure you maintain your optimum speed and coaches you through the toughest minutes of the training. S/he checks that you perform every exercise precisely and correctly and records your results on the fit20 iPad app.
What expertise does my personal trainer have?
All fit20 personal trainers are trained and certified in the fit20 Academy, a centre of excellence in High Intensity Training. Every one of them is knowledgeable, inspiring and focused fully on your personal progress. Your fit20 trainer will probably own the studio where you train.
You can find out more about your fit20 personal trainer’s individual background and experience on the Studio page.
What’s the atmosphere like in a fit20 studio?
The fit20 studio is clean, modern and peaceful. Everything is designed so that you can focus fully on your training. No loud music, other people, or distractions.
Because you train by appointment, there’s no waiting. If you're a little early, there is a pleasant place to sit down. Your personal trainer always makes sure that there is water for you during and after your training.
How is the fit20 studio different from a gym?
In the fit20 studio you’re distraction-free: no loud music, no noisy crowds, no mirrors and absolutely no need to worry about what other trainees are doing or thinking. At fit20 you train in peaceful, purposeful privacy.
There are no class sessions and you don’t even need to share a changing room with strangers (in fact, you don’t even need to change clothes at all)! If you appreciate tranquillity, fit20 is the ideal fitness solution for you. If you choose, you can train alongside a regular training partner. However, you will each be focused on your own performance and dedicated trainer, so distraction simply doesn’t happen.
How can 20 minutes per week be enough?
At fit20 you train very intensive: short but powerful. You train slowly but with heavy resistance. By pushing the limits of your best effort your body gets a large stimulus to get stronger. You feel energized and your entire body will function better.
Your trainer gives you feedback on your progress. We record your performance in our own iPad app, so we can show how you get stronger over time. Often the improvement is astounding. Within three months you’ll see noticeable and measurable results.
What results can I expect?
Your functional strength will increase. You’ll notice this in your daily life, for example when lifting heavy shopping bags or participating in sports. Your fitness and body condition will improve and you’ll be able to sustain physical exercise for much longer.
You’ll have more energy because the mitochondria (your body cells’ energy powerhouses) will function more efficiently. With improving metabolism and insulin/glucose levels, you’ll look and feel better too. Unpleasant problems like back pain will reduce.
Is it true that I shouldn’t do more than my weekly fit20 training?
During the fit20 training you will take your body to its own limit, triggering an adaptation stimulus. When you reach this point, your body needs rest in order to grow stronger. The optimum period of rest is about seven days, so you should have only one fit20 training session each week.
During the rest period you become stronger. You can of course play recreational sports or take part in gentler activities like easy hiking. If you're not a natural athlete or inclined to sports or exercise, you’ll notice that after doing the fit20 training for a while, you’ll be more enthusiastic about moving and exercising.
Will fit20 exercise improve my cardiovascular fitness and condition?
Yes, fit20 training certainly increases cardiovascular fitness. Intensive training increases your muscles’ demand for oxygen, and your heart will pump harder to send oxygen-rich blood to the muscles. fit20 sessions provide intensive and effective cardiovascular training and no other cardio exercise is necessary.
We will never quit: fit20 for life!
Rudi & Anke Thomas,
We have an exercise machine at home, but without any motivation I don't use it. The weekly fit20 appointment motivates me to train every week.
Anneke de Vries,
There are five main benefits for me. fit20 demands little time, I don’t need to shower or change clothes, I become fitter, my office is next to the studio and ... it works!
JPR Advocaten Deventer
Another plus is that you train under the guidance of a personal trainer, so if you are thinking about giving up, your personal trainer gives you just that last push in the right direction.
Jan Willem van Weerdenburg
Iding vechtstreek BV
A while ago I was attending a class at a local fitness centre, but I couldn’t stand the loud music anymore and I didn’t need to socialise.
Remarkably, other people began to see the results in me very quickly.