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Frequently Asked Questions

How is Long Training Studios different than other gyms?

Your goals are our number one priority and we are results driven. You arenít paying us to just use the equipment. You're paying us to help you achieve the results you want.

We have a specialized programming department that will design an effective program unique to your needs. You don't have to spend any more time worrying about getting the right trainer or if your program is going to work. We know what works because we base our designs off of the latest research and hands-on experience.

Every member of our staff adheres to the same standards in skills and service so no matter what you do at LTS, be rest assured you aren't taking any chances.  It's just up to you to determine how we can help.


How often should I workout? It depends on your goals. Normally, we recommend three full body strength training workouts spaced out during the week.  As a supplement to your regular workouts, you can also add high-intensity cardio activity such as Afterburn Circuit Training on the days between to improve overall fitness and dramatically increase fat loss.

Knocking the fat out is our specialty, but we also designed many types of programs for people wanting to gain muscle, improve their golf or tennis game, improve performance in endurance events, improve performance in youth athletics, address issues that are concurrent with post-rehab, and so on. Again the designs are built around your specific goals.
Why donít you guys have many machines in your gym? Quite simply, we donít believe in them. You are paying for results and it is our job to deliver those results in the most effective and efficient way possible. Using resistance such as free weights, kettlebells, cables, and your own body weight allows you to incorporate much more muscle in each movement.  As a result, you get a more effective workout in the same or less time.

If we donít have it, you donít need it!

How should I change my diet?

Again, it depends on your goals. From what we have observed, most clients are overeating processed snack foods. Foods like cereals, sweets, and processed breads. By simply reducing the amount of processed foods you eat and increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you consume, you will notice positive changes in your energy levels and losses in body fat.. If you have a lot of fat to lose, stick with lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Yes, it sounds simple when you read it, but it is definitely not easy.  A change in eating habits will be one of the most rewarding things you can do for your health.

While the strategies mentioned above certainly work, we do prefer to take a more personalized approach. Having an easy to follow nutrition program and a staff willing to help you stay on track is the best way to ensure adherence and success.
I have never really worked out. Will this be too hard for me? Don't worry because one of our program design department's favorite things to do is design workouts  specifically for people at the beginning of their fitness journey. We have worked with hundreds of clients having no strong background in physical exercise and time and time again we see them achieve results they never thought were possible.
Do I have to sign up online everytime I workout?
Online sign up is required for small group training (SGT) and Tracie Long Training (TLT) workouts only. Because we limit the number of clients per trainer it's important we know how many trainers are needed that day in order to give each client the coaching they deserve. Our small group training only differs from private personal training by the number of people in a group but our attention on you both before and during the workout is no different. Put simply - we want to be ready for you!
145 St. Philip St., Unit 1, Charleston, SC 29403  843.532.1433