Beginners Guide to Personal Trainers
We've all seen them in the gym taking care of their clients. Giving expert advice and due encouragement. But what can you expect from a personal trainer and how do you find a good one? Here we provide the answers to those questions and more.
Why have a personal trainer?
After all some are not cheap and it's you doing the exercise not them. However are you doing the right exercise, at the right frequency and with the right technique?
A personal trainer can save hours of hard work done incorrectly. A personal trainer can analyse your lifestyle and give you the perfect routine, encouragement and guidance. Then you can get the most from your workout efforts.
Personal trainer certification and qualification
Within the first conversation with a prospective personal trainer you should ask for their credentials. There are many governing bodies a personal trainer can be a member of. All of the following ensure the candidate can safely and knowledgeably instruct their clients by having them take various tests and courses:
Look for these plus any further qualifications gained at college or university. Any personal trainer should be glad to show you these.
How to find a good personal trainer
Before even choosing a personal trainer while you're in the gym observe them at work. See who give their clients good encouragement and are attentive. Look also for someone you'll get on with personally.
What a personal trainer will do
Before any activity takes place the
personal should discuss your general health and fitness goals. They will
discuss your body type and find out how much time you're willing to spend.
He/she will also need to know of any relevant health concerns you may have had
in the past.
Personal trainers overall
Personal trainers are not always needed, you could do some training research yourself and focus yourself on your goals. But it is much safer and easier with the guidance and motivation from a personal trainer. You will also reach your goals far quicker and without injury with the professional help.