Clay Fitness Independent Study Programs are designed to allow people who work out individually to ensure that they are staying on target and have some semblance of accountability and follow-up. The Independent Study Program is for experienced fitness practitioners who already know how to perform all standard movements (plank, squat, lunge, push-up, jumping…) with good form, and who have access to some fitness equipment. If you are new to working out, or have mobility or stability issues or muscular imbalances, this is probably not the right program for you. If you require a lot of guidance, or need the presence of a trainer or instructor to motivate you to workout, this is also probably not your best option. If you have been working out for years and know your way around a gym, have a nice little set-up at home (or the office, or a gym membership somewhere) and are self-motivated and want someone to put together programs for you and check in from time-to-time to keep you on track, you’ve come to the right place.

Independent Study clients begin with a one-on-one assessment with a Clay trainer to discuss goals for fitness and/or weight management before beginning the program. During this time, weight and body composition can be measured using a scale and calipers (if desired), followed by a cardiovascular and muscular assessments test to discover aerobic and anaerobic endurance, recovery rates and strength. Within a couple of days of the initial appointment the trainer provides you with a week of homework based on your test, specific with what you have access to and your personal goals, schedule and limitations. Ultimately, your homework will change every 6-8 weeks so that we ensure that your body continues to adapt to new levels of work.

If you are interested in taking part in the Independent Study Program contact Amy via e-mail at to set up your assessment. For more information on other programs at Clay, go to our Personal Training page.


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