Expectations You Should Have from Your Personal Trainer
It’s the New Year, and one of the most common resolutions people make is to get in shape or improve their health. With a certified personal trainer, you can get just what you need effortlessly. If you’ve never used one though, you might be wondering what expectations you should hold for the one you choose to come to your home.
One of the best reasons to choose a personal trainer is because they can custom-tailor a fitness routine just for your needs. Instead of going to the gym and joining classes that might not suit you by either being too basic or too advanced, your personal trainer will know just what to do to whip you into shape (without an actual whip).
As you age, you’re more susceptible to injuries. Just ask anyone who’s moved their head in the wrong way, resulting in a sore neck. A personal trainer will show you the right way to exercise safely so you’ll have less change of injury.
Personal trainers are there to motivate. When you feel unhappy about your weight or like you can’t do it, they’re there to cheer you on. Plus, when you know you’ve got your trainer coming for your workout, you can’t just make an excuse to get out of it.
What happens during the first meeting?
When you first meet with your new personal trainer, they will get to know you. They’ll ask questions and will administer some assessments to see what is appropriate for your level and what isn’t. By doing these things, your personal trainer can be sure they’re giving you the best attention to the needs you have to help you achieve your goals.
How often to use a personal trainer?
There is no golden number of times per week that you should be meeting with your personal trainer. That’s because everyone’s need are different. You should expect that in the beginning, you may be meeting more frequently. As you learn how to do things for yourself and gain accountability, you may find the frequency of your training sessions with your trainer to subside.
How to choose the right trainer?
Choosing someone that is certified is of course your first step, but beyond that, how do you know which trainer is right for you? There are many fantastic trainers out there, but not all of them will be a right match for you. Your best friend might love their personal trainer, but you might not click with them in the same way or you might be better suited with someone that is more familiar with your fitness needs if they differ.
Use the first meeting wisely to ask questions and don’t be afraid to keep looking until you meet the trainer that awakens that inspiration for taking control of your health!