A new year is upon us and it is time for a new you. But maybe you’re like millions of other people across the world, who wants to change their life, yet just can’t find the right personal trainer to help you do it.
This problem is more common than you think.
Have you ever hired a personal trainer, only to find out he or she does not have the right answers for you? Or how about when the personal trainer never seems to have a session available for your busy time schedule? Or even just maybe you find that the personal trainer himself is not even motivated when it comes to being fit?
Well, there is a way you can find a personal trainer that is right for you. And most importantly, by following these steps, you can find your perfect trainer in time to begin your New Year’s resolution.
1) Know Your Personal Preferences
Its important to know your own personal training preferences when looking for a trainer that is right for you. If you are not a morning person, then you should not hire a trainer whose session is at 7:00 AM sharp. This is a recipe for disaster and you will never follow through on your fitness goals. Know exactly what type of training you want to do, when you want to do it, and for how long.
2) Ask Around Town
You don’t have to just ask a gym staff member’s opinion on who the best personal trainer is. Ask around town. Ask your friends, your coworkers, or anyone else you can think of. Chances are there are qualified personal training “freelancers” in your town who can personalise your training even more than a gym trainer can.
3) Know A Trainer’s Personality
It is important to not only know your own personality, but that of the trainer as well. If you are looking for someone to get in your face while you train, then you would not hire a “nice” trainer. You must know what kind of training feedback matches your style.
4) Have The Motivation
No matter how many different trainers you try, if you are not motivated to succeed or improve your fitness, you will not truly improve yourself.
5) Never Give Up
You may find one trainer you do not like, then automatically find yourself disliking all personal trainers. Every personal trainer is different. Never give up if one does not meet your satisfaction; keep looking!
6) Find A Trainer That Tracks Progress
Most people will tell you that the perfect personal trainer tracks your progress of improvement or growth after each week. This not only goes to show you how they are doing their job, it also acts as a personal motivator to keep pushing no matter how tough it gets.
7) Make Sure They Are Up-to-Date
Maybe you are actually looking for a personal trainer that is right out of the ’80s, but in most cases, you want to ensure your trainer is up-to-date with the fitness world. Fitness technology and techniques is constantly changing. Don’t be left behind!
8) Actually Talk With The Trainer
There is no other way to truly find a trainer than is right for you, than by talking with him or her face to face. Finding advice on trainers from others is only the first step. Don’t jump to quick conclusions until you make your own!
9) Make Sure They Are Certified
You may not believe it, but there are a lot of ‘fakes’ in the world of personal training. If you feel like a trainer isn’t the one for you, ask about their certification(s) or qualifications.
10) Money Does Not Always Buy The Best
Nothing in life is ever truly free, but make sure you aren’t getting scammed out of your money either. The best personal trainer will charge rates that reflect his/her own actions and commitment. Don’t pay more than you need to!
If you truly want to make this year a special one, in that you follow your New Year’s fitness resolution to the end, it is important to have a personal trainer. Your personal trainer will guide you through your fitness quest and match workout routines to your own needs and abilities. Finding the perfect personal trainer is not as hard as it seems. By following these guidelines you can find the best match for you and have the body condition of your dreams.