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What to Ask Your Personal Trainer

Before you book your sessions with a personal trainer, here are some vital questions you should ask them before sealing the deal.

1. Enquire about their education and qualifications

A lot of "trainers" out there may know how to build their own physique, but without the proper training and experience they won't know how to help individuals reach their desired goals. The most important factor in considering a personal trainer is to insure that he/she is qualified.

Most of the reputable health clubs will only employ trainers who have a qualification, but it is always a good idea to double check this information.

2. Ensure they have a first aid or CPR qualification

A good trainer should be trained in the basic levels of first aid and/or CPR. If you happen to need first aid, you'll feel more at ease knowing that your trainer will know what to do in the event of an emergency.

3. Find out about specialty

Most trainers cover a wide range of fitness spectrums. However, if weight loss is your goal ensure your trainer is a specialist in this field. If your goal is to gain muscle and enter a body building competition, find a trainer who has this type of fitness background or experience.

4. Client portfolio

An experienced trainer should have a client portfolio with before and after pictures of their current and past clients. Not all trainers have photos on hand, but if you ask them, they will be able to tell you about success stories that their clients have experienced while training with them.

Questions to ask before you sign up:

  • Find out how much each session costs up front.
  • Find out if there are any special packages on offer.
  • Find out if you need to pay for sessions up front or if you can pay as you book. Most trainers offer both options, but will give you a better rate if you pay up front for a set number of sessions.
  • Enquire about any cancellation policies. A lot of the times trainers charge per hour, so if you miss a session without canceling it in their required time period you will lose that session.

Author: Dimi Ingle
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