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How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer

Choosing the Right Personal Trainer is Important for Many Reasonspersonal_training

  • You are starting a relationship with this person and you are trusting this person with your health
  • Personal training is a big commitment, both in regards to time and money
  • You want a personal trainer that can motivate and inspire you
  • You want someone you can trust and believe in
  • It is important to learn how to train correctly to maximize gains and to not get injured
  • You want a personal trainer that you get along with and understands your strengths, weaknesses, and limitations and understands how to work with these things to bring out the very best in you
  • You need to be comfortable with the personal trainer and able to understand the personal trainer’s directions

Things to Consider when Choosing the Right Personal Trainer

  • What are the trainer’s professional credentials? Is he or she certified by ACSM, ACE, or NSCA? (Check out this great article on each personal training certification)
  • What is the personal trainer’s experience level?
  • Is the trainer also experienced in nutrition, custom diets and custom training programs?
  • Does the personal trainer have experience with injury rehabilitation?
  • Is the personal trainer experienced in the art of stretching for flexibility and injury prevention?
  • Has the personal trainer worked with other clients with your same starting fitness level and age?
  • Does the personal trainer carry liability insurance?
  • Does the personal trainer keep up with the latest ideas, research and fitness equipment?

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July 16, 2009 - Posted by | Fitness, Health

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