Finding the Right Personal Trainer
A personal trainer can be your ticket to a great body and your motivation to get going, but the wrong trainer could also
be the complete opposite. While a good personal trainer will help you reach your goals, there is always the possibility of
finding a personal trainer that cares nothing more than getting their hands deep into your pockets.
Here are a few easy ways to help you choose the right personal trainer:
Make sure they have a qualification:
Remember that exercise is a science and for this reason, especially considering youíre paying for the goods,
make sure you get a personal trainer who is qualified. This could be a certificate, diploma or degree in personal
training, fitness or human movement sciences from a reputable organization. Educated trainers have spent time
learning how the human body works and also have the skills necessary to help you reach your goals.
Finding the right personal trainer or fitness coach could mean the
difference between getting results or messing with your body.
Ask for references:
A good trainer would generally have a good reputation. However, if youíve never heard of the trainer before, ask
him (or her) for a few client references. If he gives these to you without any questions then youíre probably
looking at a success. However, if he is wary about giving you these details, chances are somethingís not quite
kosher with the trainer. Make the call and find out if this trainer was able to provide the client with a successful
Find out if they have personal liability insurance:
This is vital and all good trainers should be covered by personal liability insurance. This insurance covers them and their
clients (you) in the event of injury caused while under their supervision. Medical bills could cost you an arm and a leg
should you get injured while training, therefore having a trainer who is covered by personal liability insurance will put
your mind at ease.
Talk to your trainer:
Before you hire a personal trainer, talk to him and find out if he can help you achieve your goals. Tell him exactly
what you want to achieve and listen to what he has to say in response. A good trainer will not give you false hope
and will never promise things he canít actually deliver, so if it sounds too good to be true, do some research and
see if he really is able to help you.
Last but not least, remember your personal trainer is your motivation, and helps drive your motivation, but you must
still be willing to work hard and put your body in his hands. And whatever you do, donít expect to see results just because
you have a trainer. Never neglect hard work and give each workout your all!
Author: Dimi Ingle
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