It doesn’t matter if you’re a workout enthusiast or an exercise amateur. You will eventually get to the point where you find it necessary to spend at least a little bit of time with a personal trainer. Once you reach that point, you’ll want to do some careful research to ensure you’re working with the most qualified individual possible. Here are some things to keep in mind as you begin your search.
Family and Friends
Do you have family and friends who work with, or have worked with, personal trainers? Ask them to for referrals to help you find a personal trainer. Asking for referrals will ensure you learn not only about qualified trainers but about the ones who do not have a great reputation as well. When you do start interviewing trainers, ask them to put you in touch with other clients or references so that you can gauge their abilities.
Watch the Trainer in Action
Are you considering the services of a trainer who works in the gym you already frequent? If so, spend some time during your workouts watching him in action. Does he pay attention to his clients or does he spend time talking to other gym members or trainers? Does he take notes in order to track the progress of his clients? Does he look energized or does he constantly look tired and drained? Watching how they interact with others will make it easy to find a personal trainer with skills rather than one who simply wants to get paid.
Interview Your Top 3
Narrow your list down to 3 trainers and make appointments to meet and interview each one. Ask about their educational credentials and pay close attention to the questions they ask you. Do they completely understand your current physical condition, medical ailments, and goals? Choose the trainer best able to work with you over the ones who try to stuff you into their preconceived workout box.
It isn’t difficult to find a personal trainer but it is tough to find one you will trust and enjoy working with. Take your time and don’t jump into any long-term relationships. You’ll be glad you spent the extra time searching for a talented trainer.
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