How to Choose the Best Personal Trainer

How to Choose the Best Personal Trainer

Many people want to get in better shape and stay active, but just need some help to do so. That’s where personal trainers come in. Personal trainers have a wide array of fitness knowledge and can provide their expertise to help individuals achieve their fitness goals. But sometimes it can be difficult to choose the personal trainer who is the right fit for you and your workout goals. Below, we’ll highlight how to go about choosing a personal trainer.

Goals

The first thing to do before choosing a personal trainer is to consider your goals. Do you want to focus on losing weight? Or are you focusing more on sports-specific movements? If you’re trying to train for a 10k race, you should find a trainer who has running experience. It is essential to find a trainer who matches your goals, so it is important to identify your goals before choosing a trainer.

Personality and Philosophy

Once you identify your gym goals, the next step is to choose if a personal trainer is the right match based on their personality and philosophy when it comes to workouts.1  Some personal trainers motivate their clients with high levels of energy and a loud, booming voice. Other trainers focus more on positive criticism, letting the trainee do the exercise while providing productive feedback. Personal trainers also vary by their philosophy when it comes to workouts. Some prefer utilizing machines, while others prefer using mostly free weights.

Cost

One final thing to consider when choosing a personal trainer is how much it will cost.2  Depending on their level of expertise, some personal trainers can cost upwards of $100 for a single training session. A great alternative way to lower training costs is to do group workouts. It is important to understand your budget and goals in order to choose the trainer that will provide the most value for you at the cheapest price.

 

Sources:

1 “10 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Personal Trainer”, Jamie Walker, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-walker/choosing-a-personal-trainer_b_6085318.html

“How to Pick a Great Personal Trainer”, Sarah Gleim, https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/how-to-pick-a-great-personal-trainer#1

 

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Post by Brandon Musto