Choosing the Right Personal Trainer: Things to Consider when choosing a PT.
Personal Trainers (PTs) can be a great way to increase your results in the gym but also keep you on top of your fitness regime. Not only this but to educate you and expand your knowledge regarding all thing’s fitness and health.
If you’re thinking of getting a personal training but not sure which trainer to go to, here’s some advice and tips to help you in the process of choosing the right personal trainer for you.
First and most foremost, a trainer’s qualifications are crucial. The more qualifications, the more knowledge and expertise the trainer will have for you to reach your fitness goals. If unsure of what qualification a PT has, just ask, they will be more than happy to tell/show you their qualification and expertise in certain areas.
Social Media Bias
Just because a PT looks great physically and has a lot of followers on Instagram doesn’t mean that there the right trainer for you. A one size fits all policy doesn’t work in fitness as everyone is different. One training style may work for someone but not somebody. Make sure you do your research when choosing a personal trainer and don’t just pick a trainer based on there social media appearance and the number of followers they have on Instagram.
A jack of all trades personal trainer is all good, but if you want a achieve a specific fitness goal, you want a personal trainer who is a specialist in that specific field. If you want to hit a specific running personal best, you want to work with an endurance personal trainer over a bodybuilding PT. Not only will the trainer have more expertise in your desired area, but the chances are they’ll be more passionate about it which will help you reach your goals faster.
The experiences that a personal trainer has had with other clients will help you get to your fitness goals fasters. A few year’s experience in the field is an excellent number for you to be confident in your PT to get you where you want to be.
You want/need to bounce off your personal trainer. They need to be the person you love and hate but for the right reasons. First, you need to figure out what motivates you? Some people do well with positive reinforcement and encouragement while other people like a stricter regime to push you to your limits. Either way, talk to the trainer see what their style is and see if that would work for you.
Nutrition qualifications and experience in this field are crucial if you want your personal trainer to take your fitness to a new level. The rhetoric is that 80% of fitness results come from diet, so a PT with knowledge and experience in this field will be a great added benefit for you and your training.
Choosing the right personal Trainer Cost
The cost of getting a PT varies depending on a number of factors, including where you live, how many sessions you want to heave per week and whether you are training in a gym or at home. The average personal trainer costs around £32 according to Ori Gym. Its best to view the expenditure as an investment in your health, don’t let the biggest determining factor in your decision. It’s also worth noting that the most expensive trainer may not be the best and right PT for you.
If you’re willing to get a personal trainer, you need to make sure they are available, and you can commit each week, and they are available every week. We recommend seeing your trainer every 7-10 days, to keep things fresh and your training consistent.
Although you might be feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing a personal trainer, it’s important to note that the criteria above are just guidelines — not hard and fast rules. If you feel strongly about some items and don’t have a preference on others, it’s not a problem; you can streamline your search by keeping one thing in mind: Above all else, trust your gut when choosing the right personal trainer for you.
Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. That’s the one to hire because she’ll not only help you reach your goals but will also keep you feeling comfortable, motivated and inspired throughout the process.
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