You Asked and We Answered. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) from Clients and Medical Professionals.

For Doctors

By working with a MES, doctors show that they believe in going beyond traditional medicine to create an all-encompassing plan that supports the patient’s general well being.

Doctors will receive monthly progress reports on their patients. Feedback from doctors regarding the MES and post-rehabilitation training programs is appreciated. The more collaborative the approach, the better overall care for the patient.

We follow protocol-based guidelines when developing medical exercise techniques. Doctors will have peace of mind knowing that patients are not injuring themselves and are under the care of a trained professional.

Absolutely! Pinpoint Training Services is happy to refer patients should the opportunity arise and the trainer believes it would be a good fit.

Get in touch with us today and we will be happy to speak with you! 202-802-7530 or email getfitnow@pinpointservices.biz

For Clients

We work with a wide variety of clients. Most frequently we work with clients with low back pain, hypertension, diabetes, joint replacement, and osteoarthritis.

Two important factors should be weighed: 1) Accreditation and certification 2) Experience Your trainer should have an active personal training certification and should also be AED/CPR certified. Ask your trainer about their certification program, how many hours they need to maintain their certification and specialization, as well as their hands-on experience.

We are Medical Exercise Specialists (MES), which means that we not only work with the average client looking to improve their health and fitness levels, but also have the knowledge and skills to work with clients with a variety of medical conditions. We are committed to addressing your overall fitness and thus do our best to discern a client's unspoken needs as well as the ones he or she may vocalize. For example, Denise had a client who complained of lower back pain. After a few simple tests she discovered that the client had major tightness in his hamstrings. Even though his goal was to lose weight, he first needed to incorporate flexibility exercises to decrease the tension before he could work on his other fitness goals.

No. While we can focus on training a specific body area, we cannot guarantee to eliminate fat in a specific region. Your body shape is a culmination of genetic predisposition, bone structure, and hormone fluctuations. We can work on lengthening and strengthening the muscles in the problem area but the removal of fat deposits is solved with proper diet and nutrition, adequate sleep, and stress management.

Most personal trainers are required to complete a total of 10 hours of study every 2 years to maintain their status as a certified fitness professional. Personally we don’t believe that 10 hours is enough to keep up with the health/personal fitness industry. Our trainers receive a minimum of 10 hours per year of continuing education credits that keeps them well versed in current nutrition guidelines, exercise plans, and contraindicated exercises, as well as any revised industry standards. We love connecting and learning from others in the health and personal fitness industry!

Have a genuine interest in health, wellness, and helping people. You must want to eat, sleep, and dream fitness all the time. If it is not your passion, it will show in your client interactions and professional growth. However, the most important thing is to care about people. Clients will come to you and want to learn about how they can improve not just their bodies but also their lifestyle. You want to help guide them in a supportive, nurturing way.

Get in touch with us today and we will be happy to speak with you! 202-802-7530 or email getfitnow@pinpointservices.biz