What do you need to know before choosing a personal trainer?Â There are a lot of factors you’ll want to consider.Â Going on a referral can work but it can also have a downside.Â A friend recommended one personal trainer for another friend of mine, only to discover that this trainer flaked out so much that my friend had to find someone new in order to get started.
The first thing you’ll want to know is what type of certification does the trainer have?Â The most reputable certifications include the American College of Sports Medicine, The National Academy of Sports Medicine, and The American Council for Exercise.Â I’ve also heard that Cooper certification is reputable.Â The more certifications a trainer has, I say is the better.Â It proves that they care about physical fitness and more likely will care about you as a client.
Some personal trainers specialize in certain areas.Â You can find some that specialize in training for atheletes, toning, bodybuilding, etc.Â Depending on what you wish to accomplish, you want to make sure your trainer is knowledgeable in the area you want to work in.Â I think it also helps if your trainer knows about nutrition.Â It doesn’t help to learn about physical fitness if you continue to eat poorly.
In general, you’ll want a trainer who has a good personality since you will be spending a lot of time with them and also your cash.Â Find out ahead of time if they will provide a fitness plan that you can follow on your own after your sessions are over.
Most personal trainers are friendly and eager to help you meet your goals.Â Interview several before you make your final choice.
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