How to find the right Personal Trainer
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Alright, now that the new year is upon us, there’s going to be a lot of people looking for a personal trainer. So I want to give you guys some tips on what to look for and what to stay away from.
First, I strongly encourage you to do a private consultation with your trainer prior to signing up.
If he's just going to sign you up without talking to you about your goals, your fitness history, your struggles, different things like that, you're running a very big risk of signing up with somebody that’s not going to be able to meet your expectations because they are not getting a gauge of what your expectations are upfront.
Make sure they do a private consultation first. If they don’t offer it, that’s a red flag. In this consultation, you want to look for a couple of things. You’re going to spend a lot of time with this person - 2, 3, 4 hours a week, every single week.
You want to make sure that you guys get along, your personalities are good, we can trust this person, that’s just really important. So, during that consultation, get a good idea of what type of trainer they are. Are they drill sergeant-esque? Are they going to yell at you? Is that what you're looking for? Or, are they more patient, understanding, and encouraging? Is that what you're looking for?
Don't be afraid to do a little bit of research on them. Look at their social media. See what type of content they’re posting; you’ll get an of what type of person they are. You can also get an idea of what kind of clientele they’re working for. Are you looking to compete in a show and they’re just training everyday people, or are you looking to just lose a little bit of weight, and we're only training competitors? Make sure you figure that out as well? Another thing to look for is what style of training do they teach? What style are you looking for?
You know, a lot of trainers strictly adhere to a bodybuilding style of training, and there's nothing wrong with that it, and it yields great results.
At Affronti Fitness, we do it a bit different. We teach a variety of training styles, and a lot of our clients love that. But you’re not going to get that at every gym, so you have to figure that out.
Also, don't be afraid to look at the resume and let their work speak for itself. What type of reviews do they have? What type of testimonials do they have? What type of progress pictures do they have? Figure out what other people are saying that have worked with that individual.
And lastly, just my opinion, a lot of people may disagree, but I strongly believe that your body is your resume when you’re a personal trainer. I don't want to go to somebody that doesn’t practice what they preach.
If I’m putting you through the fire and I’m putting you through some pain, I'm going to show you that I'm willing to go through that same fire and I'm willing to go through that same pain because it works, so its going to give you give you more confidence when you're doing it knowing that I'm doing it as well. I don't want to go somebody that was in shape 20 years ago, and now they're checked out. Because, in my head, are they going to be checked out when they're training me?
Again that's just my opinion. There's a couple of things that you can look for when seeking out a personal trainer, but if you want to avoid all this mess and all this chaos, just sign up at Affronti Fitness! You’ll love us! I promise!