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Hiring The Right Personal Trainer For You!

Jun 14, 2013
Hiring The Right Personal Trainer For You!

                                             

                                                    

Hiring a personal trainer could be the best decision you ever you make to benefit your fitness and health goals. Want to lose weight? Build more muscle? Improve performance? Then hire a personal trainer or coach to help you achieve your goals. However, many fitness facilities and gyms are packed with PT’s, so making picking the right one to ensure you get the results you want can sometimes be challenging. Like any investment you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Here are some tips to help you pick the right personal trainer for you and your goals.

 

Do your research. After finding a personal trainer, don’t commit straight away. They may impress you with the way they present themselves but go that little bit further and ask to speak to their existing and previous clients. A little research will help you come to decision quickly and ensure you are not wasting your time and money with a low level trainer. You want a trainer to be committed to your individual goals so pick one that shows passion and has proven results with their clients. Many PT’s have different approaches to fitness and diet, so choosing the right one to suit you is essential. A good PT is one that is passionate about their work as a professional in their field and has the ability to take pride in their clients' results.

 

Ask to see their credentials. You never know in this day and age whether somebody is fully qualified in their chosen field of work. Ensure that they have passed the relevant qualifications in order to train you for your desired goals. You can also conduct your own research on this point. If they are qualified they will be registered with an organisation and can be found easily using the web.

 

If you have a specific goal in mind, choose a trainer that specialises in that field. For example weight loss. If you are looking to lose weight, many personal trainers advertise themselves as a ‘Weight Loss Specialist’.

 

If you are already a member of a gym that has in house personal trainers, why not take some time to watch their sessions? Many workout areas are set up in the open so it is easy to observe a training session. Pay attention to the trainer’s work ethic. Look out for the ease of interaction between trainer and client.

 

Many trainers these days offer a free consultation, or a ‘taster session’. Take advantage of this. This way after doing your research and contacted existing clients, this is your chance to see for yourself whether or not this trainer could be the one for you.

 

Be honest with your trainer. He/she will ask you specific questions about your training. If you usually train just once a week, that’s fine, but don’t lie and tell your trainer you pound the treadmill at least three times a week. This is a big no, no! How can they devise a training program to suit you and your goals if you are not honest about your current fitness levels and lifestyle. Trainers are here to help you so trust them.

 

Results won’t come over night. You must recognise this and remain patient. To give your trainer a fair assessment allow 6-8 weeks if possible before judging them and their services.

 

Many people like to learn from their personal trainers as they get fit during sessions. There are others who just follow direction and do not want to question why. Make sure your trainer matches your type of personality. For instance, if you want to chat and learn the whole time, fine... Just choose a trainer who likes to teach and talk at the same time.

 

You can search for a trainer in your local area by visiting our homepage and using the search bars.

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