With everyone claiming to be a trainer these days, it has become more and more important to do your diligence when choosing a qualified and experienced personal trainer.
There are first time fitness competitors that just recently competed in their first show, to students who have just completed an online certification course. There are questions you need to ask them to see if they are the right fit for you.
Now don’t get me wrong, I do understand that we all start from somewhere, but having been a trainer now for over 20 years; from the beginning I understood the importance of gaining experience first by working with friends, family or a reputable gym company. That being said, I have put together a list of my top 10 tips on finding the right trainer.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself and the trainer that you are considering to work with:
10 TIPS TO FINDING THE RIGHT TRAINER
- How long has the trainer been practicing, and what types of clients does he or she work with?
- Can the trainer provide you with a resume and a list of client references?
- Is the trainer certified with a recognized organization?
- Has the trainer received any formal education in exercise science?
- Would you prefer male or female?
- Do you like the trainer’s personality and ability to listen, communicate and motivate?
- What does your trainer charge, and how long is each session?
- What services are included in the price, and is there an additional gym membership fee?
- Can the trainer accommodate any special needs you might have such as pregnancy, or medical condition?
- What shape is your trainer in? Is your trainer in the shape you’d like to be in? Do they represent fitness?
I hope these questions help you find the right trainer for your needs. Someone that is going to look out for your best interest and get you the results you can work on achieving together.