Time was that a personal trainer was a luxury that only the celebrities could hope to afford. Now however personal trainers are a preferred choice among more of us.
So how do you go about selecting a personal trainer, who will ideally help create a program that works for you, sets realistic goals and effectively helps you achieve them?
- Consider the kind of training and certification that the personal trainer has. Remember the term ‘personal trainer’ is a rather loosely used one, and the person may not have adequate training.
- Consider where you will be working out – at home, gym where you are a member or at another facility.
- Once some qualified individuals have been identified, meet them to see if personalities match, if you feel that they are able to guide you in a way that will actually mean profit for you.
- Ask them about their training programs which they should be able to explain methodically.
- If you have any particular ailments, inquire if they will be able to work with and round them; a sore knee or an injured shoulder, high blood pressure, or heart disease and so on.
- Get references from previous clients, this is an excellent way to check the person’s track record.
If you would rather be your own trainer then you could always take a personal trainer course.