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Our First Meeting

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We’ve probably already chatted for a few minutes about yourself or a loved one. Asking questions provides important clues about abilities and function. If agreeable to moving forward with an assessment, you will receive an introductory packet including the Health Fitness Questionnaire; the PAR-Q and the Physician’s Approval Letter. Completing these forms helps Lori Michiel Fitness design a proper plan of action that can only be accomplished by understanding a client’s goals, risk factors and abilities through the three-dimensional view that an assessment provides.

“…a full assessment is something I take into consideration because without that valuable information I wouldn’t know where to start.”

– Lori Michiel on Senior Fitness Safety, AirTalk with Larry Mantle
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Paperwork Made Simple

Your written medical history and exercise history responses based on the Health Fitness Questionnaire and PAR-Q indicate if we need to do further follow-up with your physician. This may delay your first session. Your safety is our highest concern. Not only does this requirement follow professional protocol, but we can’t create the safest and most effective program for you until this information is obtained.

“…The respect and, yes, love you showed our family was very special to us and will not be forgotten.”
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We’re so confident in being able to make a huge difference in your level of fitness and health that we believe this first session will be the beginning of a long-term relationship.

Let’s Get Going – Workout not a Wipe-out

We’ll schedule an initial assessment visit to your home or you can visit us at Lori’s West Hills Fitness Studio. For our online virtual training clients, we will conduct your assessment via Zoom. Many first-timers worry that they need to be in shape before coming to us. It’s our job to make sure you progress slowly and meet you where your health and fitness needs are today. Generally, we will not put you through a gauntlet of fitness tests during your initial visit. Fitness testing and your assessment are motivational tools that we’ll use with you when appropriate to your conditioning level and program. By having you fill out the Health Fitness Questionnaire and carefully evaluating your answers and seeking additional counsel, if necessary, we are certain we can safely and accurately begin training.


And the Fun and Fitness Begins

After your initial assessment, which takes about 60 minutes, you will have a choice of scheduling 45-minute or 60-minute sessions, minimum twice a week, to take place in your home, online or Lori’s West Hills Fitness Studio. Please review our CLIENT POLICY. We accept cash, personal checks, Zelle or Venmo. Click here for more information about gift certificates for Lori Michiel Fitness services.

It All Begins With a Consultation with Lori

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