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  • Other fitness centers claim to offer custom exercise too. How is SVZ any different?
    Indeed most fitness centers will advertise their trainers as the best with the best certifications. Custom exercise for many trainers often means nothing more than substituting a box jump for jumping on a curb if you're a senior. We investigate whether someone should be jumping in the first place by ensuring the individual has control over thier ankles, knees, and spine. This requires in-depth understanding of joint forces and anatomy. This is entirely absent in nearly every certification and college curriculum. We understand that our mere claim to having the ability to best help you has little value. This is why we always offer our first session free so that you can experience the difference for yourself before committing. We our confident you will notice a significant difference over the industry's standard. ​ While most facilities claim to have an All-Star personal training staff, SVZ Internal Performance Center is the only facility devoted to providing in depth education on the physical applications of force, which when dealing with the complexities of the human body, is essential knowledge and key to long term sustainble fitness.
  • Does SVZ only cater to those with injury or pain?
    While many of our clients seek us out due concerns over injuries or structural abnormalities, we work with individuals of all levels. Because of our background in exercise mechanics, physics and knowledge of the musculoskeletal system we can serve a very diverse clientele from seniors to professional athletes. In addition, once symptoms of pain and discomfort are present, it is a sign that an issue has already progressed too long. Ironically, this is often the result of poor exercise choices and innapropriate progression. With that said we are not in the business of pain treatment. Pain is a complex and overly simplified mechanism that can be influenced by multiple factors outside of physical ailments. We aim to improve joint stability though a better functioning muscular system. The result of a better functioning muscular system is a higher tolerance to physical stress and less vulernability to dysfunction that can eventually cause discomfort or pain. Pain is something that most people falsely believe is a normal side effect of exercise and aging. ​
  • Do you offer group classes?
    No. SVZ Internal Performance Center is a private one-on-one only exercise enviornment. Our operation is designed for a complety customized exercise experience, which is dimisinshed in group settings. However, our custom-fit approach will better prepeare you to participate in your favorite group classes as your individual needs are met.
  • What does Internal Performance mean?
    The term Performance is often associated with an external action such as sprinting, jumping, biking, playing a sport, or even just playing with your children and grandkids. However, it's the operational status of the stuff on the inside that determines your ability to "perform" these functions optimally and without pain. The operational status (function) and tolerance of the internal components are required to orchestrate gross movement. The pieces! What does one HAVE available to generate the external performance? "Avail-ability"! This is why sounds bites regarding fitness and believing certain exercises are inherently superior to others regardles of the individulal is often the reason people never progress, get hurt in gyms, and devleop a dislike for exercise. "Internal performance’ based exercise or the "guts" requires expertise in biomechanics, physics, joint structure/motion and muscle anatomy. Furthermore, we believe personal trainers who become emotionally attached to a particular method or style of exercise and force their clients to conform base on thrier personal likes are exhibiting malpractice.
  • Do you provide programs?
    SVZ appraches exercise as a process not a program. Each session is designed to build off the previous one and prepare you for the next. That's the difference between just doing a workout and have a strategic plan. You can find a "program" anywhere. There is no shortage of workouts on the internet and in fitness magazines with predetermined exercises and numbers associated with them. Since there is no one-size-fits-all answer to fitness we tailor each exercise around the individual not the other way around. Our goal is to educate you and give you the knowledge to make informed decisions and avoid confusion of what to do when exercising on your own. Simply put, "There's more to it than meets the eye."
  • Do I have to sign a contract?
    No. Our policy is that if you are not happy you should be allowed to leave. The clients we have are people who want to be here. We don't want you to come in because a piece of paper is threatening your credit history. A large portion of our clients have been here many years because they understand exercise is a life long process, not a get rich quick scheme. We only want serious clients because that is ultimately what's required for continuous and sustainable progress. We want our clients to feel BETTER and IMPROVE every time they leave. Our pricing is based on a simple per session cost, which varies per trainer. Buy as little or as many sessions as you wish. Some choose to pay as they go and others prefer to pay in advance for the month, but we never hold you hostage with a contract.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance at this time.
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