Congratulations Lance on being chosen as our Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer Of The Month! Lance won a unanimous decision by our visitors to be awarded the Bodybuilding.com Personal Trainer of the Month. We would like to take this opportunity to let our users get to know who Lance Sganzini the personal trainer is all about!
Check Out This Video Interview With Lance
Education/Certification: ACE, ISSA
Location: 3013 Overland Rd, Boise, ID
Contact Info: 208 342 1000
Rates: $33-50 dollars per hour.
[ Q ] When and why did you become a trainer?
[ A ] I opened my fitness studio in 1999, before that I worked at various
personal training studios. I love fitness and want to inspire people to just move. Do anything that's active. Those endorphins are wonderful.
Just watching people working out and using incorrect form in
high school gyms and health clubs moved me to get out there and start educating everybody who would listen. So please don't take it wrong if I walk up to you and give you some helpful free guidance.
[ Q ] What is your training style? What methods do you use?
[ A ] You know it depends on the individual I'm training. You just can't do the same thing on everyone who walks through my door. Form must be perfect and I try and make sure everyone walks away with something new to add to their training regiment. Bottom-line is to make sure the individual gets a fantastic
workout. I push that individual's limit and get them to believe in themselves.
[ Q ] Do you have examples of success stories from clients using your methods? Any celebrity clients?
[ A ] Just a lot of heartfelt appreciation or you saved my life comments. I also get some really cool thank you gifts. I need to start asking my clients to take a moment and send me some success stories. It's a busy world.
No celebrity clients. I would love to because they have so much pressure to maintain a certain level of fitness; they would be intense and
motivated to train hard for me.
[ Q ] What are the most common mistakes newbie's make?
[ A ] The two biggest mistakes I encounter are: they don't eat or drink enough
fluid a few hours before a workout or don't realize they are capable of pushing themselves harder.
[ Q ] What is your approach to nutrition? Do you set your clients up with a full diet plan?
[ A ] No. I'm not a registered dietician, but I do recommend lots of whole foods and helpful eating and snacking advice.
[ Q ] How do you keep your clients motivated?
[ A ] Anyway I can. I point out that it's just 50 minutes out of their day and will be adding years back to their lives.
[ Q ] What is the average length of a client?
[ A ] Most of my clients have been with me for years because my training fees are not ridiculously priced, and once they realize how much I care my people make it a long term life style change.
[ Q ] How have you changed your approach to clients over the years of experience?
[ A ] I realize we all self-sabotage to some extent. So I really try and peel back some of their layers and get to the bottom of the problem.
[ Q ] How do you start a client on a new program? Do you do some kind of assessment?
[ A ] Yes. I start out with a
goal assessment and I get personal. It gives the client a chance to interview me and see if I will be a fit for them.
[ Q ] Do you prefer to train male or female clients and why?
[ A ] I don't have a preference. I do like training couples because they try and out do one another and have fun with it.
[ Q ] Have you learned more during your schooling years for personal training or during the hands on approach?
[ A ] I'm still learning in both areas but I guess it's the hands-on approach; everyone is so different and unique.
[ Q ] Do you feel just as much like a psychologist as you do a personal trainer?
[ A ] Sometimes, yes. I'm a great listener and it adds to the whole experience of training, it's not good to hold in all that garbage. What's spoken on the training room floor stays on the training room floor.