What is this “Hybrid Membership" thing?...what does that even mean…”hybrid”?
To be honest, we're not really surprised by these questions. In fact, we actually kinda expected them! I mean, how could anyone know what that means? It's not exactly "industry standard" to offer such a thing or to use this kind of language to describe it. We want to change that. We're gonna give a brief explanation as to what we mean by those words and why you should even care or see the VALUE in their offering?
We use the term “Hybrid” in our memberships to refer to the fact that every one of our membership options, since 2017, include not only the camaraderie & fun of our group classes, but also Personal Coaching (or “Training”). These Personal Coaching sessions are in place to offer an opportunity for athletes and coaches to build a rapport and a deeper understanding of each athlete’s needs and goals. This allows our coaches to provide better member services that are more attuned to those needs.
Each of our Personal Coaching sessions (oftentimes referenced as a “PT” session) are a full hour of undivided attention from your coach. A time for individualized screening, assessment and the necessary guidance toward achieving your health & fitness goals. It’s your best opportunity to bring your coach up to speed with changes in your life, or lifestyle, that may play a role in your success. It’s a perfect time to discuss and evaluate what it is that you're hoping to get out of your training with us? A chance to communicate your questions and concerns, allowing your coach to better serve you and make your experience here at Iron Phoenix Athletics both enjoyable and productive. It’s also a great opportunity to work with a professional coach to help you set new goals, when you’re not really sure what they should be?
Your coach is there to listen, ask stimulating questions to help inspire and distill your ideas, and orient you in the right direction on the path to your success.
Ultimately, this is your hour with your coach!
Here's a few examples of how some of our folks use their Personal Coaching sessions:
Nutrition education & planning
Specific skill & technique development
Travel workout & eating plans
Core strengthening plan
Body composition testing
Movement screening & assessment
Mobility & stability ideas
Corrective exercise strategies
Sometimes just a friendly ear to bend, to chat about real life happenings!
Any of these are sound reasons, but your time is not limited to these examples. Like we mentioned above...it’s YOUR time!
So how often should you meet with your coach? That’s a great question! Part of our enrollment process is discussing the frequency of personal coaching to best meet your needs. We offer a variety of solutions, in the form of our Hybrid Memberships. We work together to find the best fit your goals, schedule, and budget. There is no “right” or “wrong” combination; just the most appropriate or least appropriate and ultimately you and your coach will work together to make that decision.
Our current memberships include the choice of either Unlimited Group Classes or 2 x Week options, each with Personal Coaching available weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, every 6 weeks, or quarterly.
Our coaches are always here to help answer your questions and offer their professional opinion and insight. We are dedicated to working hard to make your experience at Iron Phoenix Athletics a great one that you’re proud to tell all of your people about! We hope to see you soon!
I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to email your ideas, suggestions, writings you would like to see added, or discussed in future newsletters here: firstname.lastname@example.org