There are many Personal Trainers out there and choosing the right one can seem like a daunting task. Good Personal Trainers should be, at the least, educated and certified through a reputable fitness organization eg REPS . This person's job is to assess your fitness level, figure out your goals, help you reach them, set up a program and keep you motivated. He or she will push you past your comfort level which can be difficult to do yourself.
What to look for in Personal Trainers:
Education: Personal Trainers should be certified through a reputable personal training organization . The more education your trainer has, the better your workouts will be.
First Aid: your trainer should have an updated first aid certificate.
Experience: Make sure your trainer has experience, especially in relation to your goals.
Testimonials:Check your Personal Trainers testimonials from previous clients. This can give a good idea of how others rate that Trainer.
Specifics: If you have a specific medical problem, injury or condition such as being pregnant, heart problems, diabetes, etc. make sure your trainer has education in these areas and will work with your doctor.(Exercise Referral, Ante Post Natal Qualification)
A good listener: Good Personal trainers will listen closely to what you say and make sure they understand your goals.
Attention: Good Personal trainers will be focused only on you during your sessions.
Tracking progress: Good Personal trainers will regularly assess your progress and change things if necessary.
Personality is important too since you'll be working very closely with this person. Make sure you get along with your trainer and feel comfortable asking questions. Good Trainers will meet you before any sessions take place to discuss medical history, goal setting, etc.This is also an ideal time to get to know your Trainer before you commit to anything.
Personal Trainers can help you with:
Guidance on reaching your goals.
Education about your goals e.g strength training, cardio, weight loss and basic nutrition.
Help you set reasonable, measurable goals.
Motivating you towards reaching your goals.
Being able to adjust your fitness program where needed to progress you toward your goals.
Ultimately good Personal trainers will , listen, help, motivate and guide you towards your fitness goals, the rest is up to you.
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