Personal Trainers were a thing for the rich and famous. Nowadays you can get one at almost any gym. In fact, most gyms and their high pressured sales people will probably try to convince you to add a trainer to your membership. The cost is not included in your membership and it can be very expensive.
There are some things though you should look at before you decide who you are going to use as your personal trainer. A lot of people like to use them because the biggest pro to them is they motivate you and help you create a program that is right for you.
You do not have to belong to a gym to take advantage of a personal trainer. If you do belong to a gym, chances are you will be assigned a trainer and will have to assume that they have all the proper credentials. While it can save you the hassle of finding a trainer, the downside to being assigned a trainer is that you do not know if you mesh well together. If you do not belong to a gym or you do not belong to a gym that offers personal trainers, you can ask around for recommendations or you can look in your paper or even online.
There are many types of trainers out there; some will come right to your home while others will ask you to come to them. The most important thing though to look at is if they are certified and have a degree in the exercise/nutrition field. You also want to make sure your trainer has a CPR and First Aid certification too. Do not be afraid to ask them to see a copy of their cards so you can make sure they are current.
You should always meet with a trainer before you sign up with them. This way you can ask those questions such as what their experience is and their motivational techniques. Some trainers use a tough love motivation while others try to be a little more understanding. Finding out which one they use will help you decide which method will motivate you more.
You can also ask them how they plan to help you reach your goals as far as a workout plan and a meal plan. You can also find out what kind of packages they offer and if they have payment plans. These questions are important to make sure you have a trainer who will work well for you. After all, you are paying them a lot of money and you don’t want to get a trainer who does nothing for you.
If you meet with a trainer who begins to talk about supplements or any sort of diet pills they would recommend for you, politely thank them for their time and leave. These trainers are earning a commission for products they sell and may not have your best interest at heart.
Using a personal trainer can be a great way to get you on the right track for your fitness and workout. They will show you the best way to work out and what the right form is for strength training. Some people may benefit from one or two sessions with a trainer, while others might need them every step of the way. The chose is yours and do not let anyone pressure you into using a trainer if you are not ready to.