When looking for a personal trainer, it’s also important that you are a good match so you can reach your fitness goals together effectively. Here are some key considerations:
Expertise: Often personal trainers have specific expertise such as weight loss, fat loss, bodybuilding and sports coaching to name a few. Think about what your personal goals and what you want to get out of your sessions and consider hiring a personal trainer who has been suitably qualified in that specialism.
Experience: Personal trainers will have more experience than others when it comes to training certain ages, genders, certain medical conditions or may specialise in a certain sport such as weight lifting as an example.
We would always advise that you consult with your personal trainer about their personal experience if you have any particular goals you’d like to work towards.
Availability: It’s a good idea to check that the personal trainer you have chosen is available at times you’re able to train, particularly if it is only available in the evenings and weekends as these tend to be their busiest times. It’s worth an ask!
Personality: We all have different learning styles and personalities we get along most with. Some of us enjoy discipline in order to push our physical endurance but others prefer praise and positive encouragement when we are doing well and making progress.
You are going to be spending considerable time with your personal trainer, usually each week, so it’s important that you have a relationship of trust and are a good match. This way, you are more likely to see results and commit to your fitness goals, whatever they might be.
Before deciding on the right personal trainer for you, it’s worth having an idea of what goals you’d like to achieve personally, the costs involved and the number of sessions you’d like to realistically commit to per week.