FAQs

1What happens in my free consultation?

Our free consultations are a service to our potential clients to find out if we are a great fit for their fitness goals. We seek to find out more about your goals, ambitions, and your current fitness lifestyle. With the information you provide, we determine the best path to your goals, explaining our method, our ideas for your program, and timelines to achieve your goals!

Your trainer will answer any health and fitness questions for free, including health and fitness questions that don’t relate to training with us. It’s also our opportunity to explain how we offer the best value of any personal training service in the Treasure Valley.

The consultation lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have, show you around the studio, and hopefully show you why we are the best trainers in Boise!

2What do training sessions include?

Our training sessions are typically one hour long sessions that include exercise prescription, technique coaching, nutrition planning and education, body composition assessment, and moral support. Clients can expect to have full access to top-of-the-line strength and conditioning equipment in a clean, open, and inviting atmosphere. Clients are encouraged to show up 10-15 minutes early to warm-up, and potentially stay after to work on additional resistance programming, cardio, or stretch/roll.

Exercise programming (Excel worksheets) are included for clients at 2x sessions per week or greater. For those attending 1x session a week or less, exercise programming is additional. Basic nutrition education and programming (ie, macronutrients and calorie counts) are included.

For more extensive nutrition coaching, we highly recommend our Precision Nutrition coaching program.

3How much does personal training cost?

We’re around 20% less than other personal training in Boise, especially considering there are no additional membership fees, improvement fees, or hidden charges to pay.

Unlike many other training studios or large-scale corporate gyms, you can arrive 15 minutes prior to your session for warm-ups and stay after to complete the remainder of your work (cardio, additional resistance work, rolling, etc.), so an hour long session could mean up to 1.5-2 hours in studio at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE! We offer the greatest value of ANY gym or private studio in the area, guaranteed.

Our prices range from $15 to $25 (per person) for small group sessions, 1-on-1 sessions range from $45 to $60 a session. For more information, visit our rates page!

4Are there any additional fees or catches?

We only sell session packages. There are no improvement fees, sign-up fees, consultation fees, or auto-debit contracts. Sessions are simply paid for in advance in order to book an on-going schedule for 1-on-1/2-on-1 training or to secure a spot in a group program. We offer our best pricing plans for those that commit to their health with greater session packages or multiple months for group training.

5How often do I need to come in for training sessions?

All clients are individually assessed based on their needs, goals, and experience with training. Most clients will attend 1x per week or greater, with an ideal attendance being 3x per week for most goals. We coach many clients that attend 1x per week that make excellent progress, though they will typically train on additional days on their own using our custom designed programs.

We typically will not take on clients at less than 1x per week unless special circumstances exist (ie, powerlifting, bodybuilding, or other goals that require very long term training protocols). At consultation, clients will be provided to a scaled recommendation for their goals and current fitness level.

6Do you only train bodybuilders and powerlifters?

Absolutely not, though do we specialize in these sports. The grand majority of our clientele is working on their overall health and fitness, looking to lose body fat, or just get a little stronger to excel in daily life. As our competitive athletes are usually photographed more frequently, they tend to show up the most on our website and social media.

We have worked with clients as young as 6 years and others up to 80 years young!

7Do you offer group programs?

We offer several group training options:

We offer 2-on-1 training programs, which may include up to two individuals per trainer, per session. These sessions are only offered during limited timeslots, and cost our normal 1-on-1 personal training rates plus an additional $5.00 per person, per session.

We also offer group HIIT training, with up to 8 clients per session. Offered in limited timeslots, group HIIT training is our most affordable training option. Offered in 1-4x weekly options, with term contracts required.

Group options are assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be denied at any time, for any reason.

8Do you offer in-home or outdoor training?

We do not offer either of these options, namely because we truly believe that far too many corners get cut in training efficiency in order to accommodate these preferences. Before considering either option, investigate whether or not the trainer or business is insured or permitted for this type of activity – in many situations, they are not!

Typically these options, while convenient or in enjoyment of the outdoors, sacrifice many of the training elements that a fully equipped facility can offer. If results are the most important outcome of training, we recommend using the tools most specific to your goal – not sacrificing for sunshine or in lieu of a little travel time.

9How long will it take for me to see results?

The answer to this question depends on your goal, your level of drive and commitment, and your overall adherence and flexibility in regards to our programs. For body fat losses, a client with a high level of commitment can expect to lose 1% body fat per month. Greater losses are possible, but may not be sustainable. For clients with lower starting body fat percentages (ie, leaner clients), composition changes may be slower due to the difficultly of losing additional body fat. For clients looking to gain lean mass, predicting results are difficult.

Progress will depend on initial training state (ie, whether or not the client has trained for a long period of time, favorable adaptations, etc.), overall drive and dedication to goals, intensity and focus, and commitment to nutrition programming. With this in mind, we have seen clients add 1-3lbs. of lean mass per month that is “sustainable” (ie, assessed over long term, not “water-weight”). For endurance, strength, speed, or power based goals, individuals are assessed prior to start of training and given reasonable expectations based on those assessments during consultation.

10Can you work with or around my injury or health issue?

Absolutely! Our staff has experience working with a broad range of health issues and injuries. We take a progressive, systematic approach to the individual, with direct consideration toward any impairment.

With injuries, we have successful experience working with and improving the symptoms and functionality of shoulder issues (impingement, SITS injuries, labrum tears, bicep tendinitis/tears), hip issues (piriformis syndrome, labrum tears, hip replacements), back issues (spondylosis, herniation, pelvic tilt issues, compression fractures), and far too much more to list here. We have experience with joint replacements, limb immobilization, and individual muscle group or joint exclusion.

11Do you sell supplements or food to help with my goals?

We do not sell, nor do we market, any supplements, food programs, or products outside of the services we list on our website. We believe that all realistic goals are attainable without needing to buy these “supplemental” products. We actively encourage our clients to eat freshly prepared “whole” (see: REAL) food and acquire the grand majority of their nutrition from these sources. Any common recommendations may include the “basics”, which may be multi-vitamins, supplemental protein products (powders, bars, etc.), or certain proven ergogenic aids vetted for the safety and efficacy.

12Do you sell gift certificates?

We do sell gift certificates, however we must meet with any prospective client prior to the sale of any training sessions. This is to assess whether or not they may be able to participate in an exercise program safely and effectively, and to conduct pre-screening protocols related to these issues. Gift certificates may only be purchased for session credits, not dollar amounts, and are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable, and subject to timeslot approval and availability.

Volition Fitness reserves the right to update pricing at any time without notice.  Volition Fitness accepts no responsibilities for typos or misprints regarding pricing or other policies.

Have additional questions?

Got a question that’s not covered above? Then why not book a free consultation to chat to one of our trainers in person about it. Or if you’d rather chat via phone, give us a call or text (208) 318-5503. We look forward to speaking with you!