Finding the Perfect fit in your Personal Trainer
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The Fall and Winter are a great time to rev-up your workouts. And, if you are like most people, you might have gotten a bit stale with your routine. So a great way to jumpstart yourself can be working with a personal training However, choosing the trainer that’s right for you can be a challenge. So, here are some quick guidelines on how to find your perfect match
First, take some time to decide what you want to accomplish. What are your goals? Be honest with yourself. And give yourself a reasonable time-line to reach them.
A personal trainer should hold a current certification This will give you the assurance that you are working with a professional who has the knowledge and skills to provide you with a safe and effective workout.
Work Experience And Area Of Specialization
Does he/ she have expertise in a certain area of fitness or prefer to work with certain types of clients, for example â€” sports conditioning, pre-natal fitness or post-rehabilitation?
Ask For References
Talk to fellow members of your health club or friends who are currently working with trainers for their recommendations. Watch the trainers at your gym and note how they interact with their clients. Take note of your fellow members who have gotten in better shape. There is no better testimonial than someone who is achieving their goals.
Talk To The Trainer
Interview a few trainers before deciding on one. Developing a personal, yet professional relationship with your trainer is very important. Trust your instincts. The personal trainer you select should motivate you using positive, not negative, reinforcement. Importantly, that trainer should be someone you like.
Personal training fees vary based on a trainer’s experience and reputation. Be upfront about your trainers fees. Ask if they offer a reduced rate for buying multiple sessions. Be clear about your expectations as well
Decide If This Is Someone You Can Work With
Don’t choose a trainer just because of the way her or she looks. The knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who fits your style is the one to hire â€” because that is the professional who will help you achieve the best results.