You may be wondering what a fitness assessment is and what exactly it means. At Built Phoenix Strong, we offer every one of our clients a free fitness assessment when they first come to our gyms. During this assessment, a Buford personal trainer will put you through a mock workout so that you can get an idea of what types of exercises we do in our workouts and what our training style is like. We want you to like our training styles and have an idea before your first training session. After the mock workout is complete, then you will get to watch and learn about our nutrition guide. This was developed by our CEO Placid Ajoku when he first opened Built Phoenix Strong.

The nutrition guide talks about the different types of foods you should be eating and how large portions you should have. A good rule of thumb is to have your food fit on the inner circle of your plate. If the food is going out onto the edges of the plate, then you are probably having too much food. Which is why your Buford personal trainer tells you to send pictures of your meals every time you eat. This allows them to see how much food you are having and what types of foods you are eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also want to make sure you are drinking your protein shake within the body’s prime recovery period after a workout. You have thirty minutes after your training session to drink your protein shake or any minute after that is more protein wasted. If you are looking to lose weight, then you need to follow this list of foods very closely and I guarantee you you will see results within your first month.

During your weekly accountability meeting with your Buford personal trainer, they will review the pictures of your meals and tell you what you need to change or celebrate what you are doing right. Your coach will also talk about your progress in the gym and how you are working towards your health and fitness goals. During the assessment, we also like to take your measurements so you know where you are starting from. We believe that our three main pillars of health are what ultimately separates us from our competition. Our clients’ are blown away when they find out during the assessment that we hold every one of our clients accountable and meet with them once a week. This is something they have not experienced before from their other gyms and working with different trainers and coaches. We want each of our clients to know they are our number one priority and we want to help them reach their health and fitness goals. It is extremely important that we meet with all of our clients weekly for the accountability meetings because we want to know if they have any concerns, if they want to add in certain exercises, and things like that. We know that our system works because we are the number one rated and most reviewed gym in Buford. Give us a call today so we can get your free fitness assessment scheduled!

What Can A Buford Personal Trainer Put You Through?


Everyone thinks that if you are not working out for at least an hour, then you are not getting a good workout in. I am here to tell you that is the farthest thing from the truth. All of our clients work with their Buford personal trainer for thirty minutes at a time and on average, they lose twenty pounds or four percent body fat within their first month. We have worked with over five hundred clients all across the country at Built Phoenix Strong. If you have a strategic workout plan in place and little to no rest during your workout, then I guarantee you you will burn more calories within thirty minutes. All it takes is having the right plan in place.

Have you ever noticed that if you go to these HIIT workout classes that are only thirty minutes that you feel more tired than you would at your own gym during a workout in thirty minutes? That is because you have hardly any rest and are doing a series of compound exercises during that workout. At Built Phoenix Strong, this is similar to how your Buford personal trainer will structure your workout as well. We believe that having more active rest in between sets is extremely beneficial to burning more fat and more calories. What it means to have active rest is doing exercises like burpees, tap and go jump squats, high knees, mountain climbers, and jumping lunges. This helps you burn more calories and keeps your heart rate high instead of letting it drop when you take longer breaks in between sets. Another key to working out within thirty minutes is doing multiple compound exercises. Compound exercises target multiple muscle groups at one time, which burns more calories and fat. Examples of compound exercises include squats, squat thrusts, curl to press, lunges, and so many more. These make up some of our favorite exercises with our fitness coaches. We have found that structuring our workouts this way is the reason our clients are able to see physical results within their first month. Did I mention that even our virtual clients train for thirty minutes as well? Yes we even have virtual clients lose twenty pounds or four percent body fat in their first month.

Crazy, right? That is why we are the number one rated and most reviewed gym in Buford. We know that our workout plans work and all of our clients have the same reaction when they find out their training session will only be thirty minutes. It does not matter if your workout is thirty minutes or an hour and thirty minutes. It is what you do during your workout that makes the difference. If you are standing around talking in between sets and setting your Buford Personal Trainer heart rate back to resting, then you are not having a productive workout. Yes, it is important to rest and catch your breath or get some water, but you do not want to rest for a very long time when you are trying to lose weight and burn off fat. That is why our workouts are structured the way they are. That is why you feel more tired after doing a HIIT workout class because you are probably doing most of the same exercises I mentioned we do at Built Phoenix Strong. We offer our first seven days for only one dollar so why not come try one of our thirty minute workouts and see for yourself?