Peak Zone Fitness FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
I have physical situations, am out of shape, not proud of the way I look and not sure I’ll be comfortable in a group.

We totally understand how you feel. Our crew is made up of people who overcame personal discomfort in the gym, as well as huge medical obstacles, and personal battles in weight. This is why Peak Zone Fitness was created!! We will also implement an accountability program for every member to guarantee an individualized culpability factor to your fitness experience. We truly want you and all of our members to succeed, and being comfortable in the gym is a key component to your success. Email us or Call 214.503.6655 for a free trial workout and we think you’ll be amazed how comfortable the atmosphere is.

What memberships do you offer?

We have memberships to fit almost any need from unlimited number of workouts, to one workout per week and everything in between. Email us or Call 214.503.6655 for detailed information on this month’s special rates and a free trial workout.

This looks like group training. Is it really personalized?

You bet it is! You will have a specific rep count, weight load, tempo, rest period and level of difficulty that is different from the rest of the class. You will also have a heart and lung test done before you start your program. You will also have your vitals tracked as you exercise to make sure it matches your test results to ensure the best physical outcome for every workout. Plus, as you work out, if you have trouble with form or anything else, the trainer is there to get you back on track or answer your questions.

What do I do if my muscles are sore

Muscle soreness felt a day or two after a heavy bout of exercise is not totally understood. Muscle soreness usually occurs when we effectively train in our lactate system, due to lactic acid building up and due to glucose (carbs and protein) not completely breaking down in a muscle. Because this pain does not happen immediately, it is referred to as delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS is classified as a type I muscle strain and can vary from slight muscle stiffness to severe injuries. We understand as fellow exercisers that DOMS is a literal pain and sometimes can be a little scary.

If your muscles are just tight – this can happen after a light and effective workout has occurred.

  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed
  • Duration 1-3 days
  • No special treatment required

If your muscles are slightly sore – this can happen after an effective workout has occurred.

  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 1-3 days
  • No special treatment required

If your muscles are good and sore – this can happen after a very effective workout has occurred.

  • It’s harder to move the sore muscle due to stiffness
  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 1-4 days
  • Avoid exercising sore muscle until soreness is completely gone

Most injuries in fitness are strains, over stressing or over stretching muscles and/or tendons. Proper warm-up and proper lifting technique helps to prevent a strain. Once a strain occurs, you need to rest the area. Other aids to healing may include the use of ice to keep down swelling, elevation, and compression. Later on, when a strain is no longer inflamed, heat can be used.

Strain can occur in areas that you are not actually working but simply contracting for leverage.

It is usually best to take your questions to us first due to most injuries are minor and can be worked around

What if I have extreme soreness?

This can happen after doing little to no exercise in the targeted ara and then performing an effective workout.

  • Explosive movements in sore area can create long term strain in muscle
  • It’s harder to move the sore muscle due to extreme stiffness
  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 3-10 days
  • Avoid extensively exercising the sore muscle until soreness is completely gone
What if my muscle is very swollen and immobile?

This can happen after doing little to no exercise in the targeted ara and then performing an overly effective workout. This rarely ever happens more than once

  • Tendon is probably strained (connects muscle to bone)
  • Major muscular trauma has occurred
  • Your testosterone levels are raised
  • Muscle fibers are inflamed and fatigued
  • Duration 2-6 weeks
  • Avoid any movement at all in targeted area until swelling has left (usually 1-2 weeks)
  • Avoid exercising the muscle until about 3 weeks after swelling has gone down

Anything beyond this level of muscle soreness warrants an emergency medical visit.

 

SUMMARY
Peak Zone Fitness is the best opportunity possible to be a lifetime fitness success. Each member has their own limitations and strengths. The first 2 months are extremely crucial to one’s success, because setbacks tend to take place in the first 2 months of consistent training. If you are having trouble with soreness, injury, focus, or just feeling lost whether in the gym or with your food, WE CAN HELP. DO NOT GIVE UP – EVER. We simply need to redirect and success will ultimately come. WE ARE THE BEST FITNESS OPPORTUNITY EVER…Remember that!
I can’t work out for a while. What can I do? Can I Freeze my Account?

If there will be a period of time where your ability to work out at Peak Zone Fitness is limited, you have several options:

  • You can continue to work out using our home workout program
  • You can downgrade your membership for a special low rate. We offer two limited visit membership packages.
    • Two workouts per week program
    • One workout per week program

If there is an illness, or other situation where you can’t work out at all, you can freeze your account until you able to return. In freezing your account, you will preserve your present pricing and are protected from any price increase.

There are two freeze options

  • Medical freezes are free of charge, but require a doctors note which can be either emailed or submitted in person.
  • If the freeze is not due to medical reasons, then a client can freeze their membership at any time for $10 per month. Paid freezes can be processed by sending a certified mail letter through the post office, or you can come to the gym and fill out a freeze form (recommended).
I’ve looked at freezing my membership, but I regret that I need to cancel my membership. How do I go about this?

We definitely don’t want to lose you as a member and if it’s a matter of moving away from the gym, be sure to check with one of the owners as there are new Peak Zone Fitness locations in the planning stage and perhaps there will be one where you are moving.

If there’s some kind of problem, perhaps an injury, a misunderstanding with another member or a staff member, please talk to management and see if there’s a way we can resolve the issues. Perhaps a freeze of your membership while the solution is being progressed is a better solution. Remember that your membership fee is frozen when you freeze your membership rather than cancel so if you decide to come back later, there will be no higher fee for you.

There is still the option of freezing your account until you are ready to resume your program.

And if all of the above fails to handle your need to cancel your membership, then call us directly at 214.503.6655 and we’ll walk you through the steps which depend on which membership you currently have.

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