With all the mix of private personal training studios, corporate gyms, and online coaches it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide who to trust with your health and fitness goals. Fortunately, I have created this brief guide to help you feel more confident in choosing a personal trainer. Here are the top four things to consider, in my opinion:
Your personal trainer is someone you will be spending a lot of time with so first and foremost make sure he/she is someone you can get along with! Having a trainer you can consider a friend makes it easier to motivate yourself to get to the gym, especially when that friend knows how to help you.
Education does not always equal knowledge. Make sure to ask questions about specific areas that you struggle with to ensure your trainer has the right knowledge to help with your specific goals. For example, a trainer who has lots of education in powerlifting may not be the best fit for someone looking to lose 5-10 pounds and live a healthier lifestyle.
One of the best ways to determine a personal trainer’s credibility is to look at their past results. Client success stories can usually be found on a trainer’s Instagram account, or you can ask them about previous clients with similar goals to get an idea of how they will help provide your specific needs. Lastly, a good trainer will present themselves as a healthcare professional.
Personal trainers are professionals, and the great ones they will act it. Punctuality, scheduling, and communication are signs of professionalism. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend $500 to be wondering when I’m training next week or what time my trainer will show up!
In conclusion, the right personal trainer is the one that you enjoy being with, has the ability and experience to help with your specific goals, and operates as a professional.
If you want to learn more about how I can help you with your health and fitness goals, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
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