“My workout is always with a trainer because, quite honestly, I don’t think most people are motivated enough to do what they need to on their own. You either need a spotter or you need a trainer. You need somebody there to push you to get that extra five.”
Paul Stanley, American Musician
A personal trainer plays an integral part in helping a person along their fitness journey. They’ve trained in the methods and skills of how to get their clients to becoming fit and healthy. In addition, before they were able to start seeing clients on their own,they had to shadow other more experienced personal trainers to learn the finer nuances of being a personal trainer – something that they couldn’t learn in a classroom.
Yes, you can embark on your personal training journey yourself. And you may be very good at it. But it’s human nature that we get tired and, sometimes, demotivated. It’s at this stage, if you’re performing your exercise programme yourself, you may give up. However, if you have a personal trainer, he or she will be able to see that you’re in a slump and will be able to help you get over this and make sure that you keep on with your training routine.
So, if you’re wanting to hire a personal trainer there are several things that you need to look at before you decide on the personal trainer who is right for you. Read on to find out what these are!
An accredited qualification
The first- and most important – thing that you need to look at is if the personal trainer has a personal training qualification that is accredited by recognised health and fitness bodies. There are loads of fitness colleges out there who claim to offer the best of the best in terms of training. However, you’ll be able to see if these colleges are worth their salt if these recognised bodies have seen fit to put their stamp of approval on these qualifications. Because if they have backed them up, they recognise that the qualification will equip the person who has it with the requisite knowledge to become a world-class personal trainer.
The best way to find a personal trainer is to ask your friends and colleagues for recommendations. This is because they will only recommend trainers who they’ve had great experiences with or who they know that other people have had fantastic results with.
Another great way of checking out the results that a personal trainer has gotten, with their clients, is by looking at their presence on social media and what they are broadcasting. A great personal trainer will not be shy to broadcast his or her success stories on social media. They will also know that their clients – and potential clients – don’t want to always hear about how great they are. This means that they will mix up what they post with other information that’s relevant to them, such as training tips and the like.
The best exercise in the least time
Today’s world is HIGHLY pressured. Time is money and we can’t afford to spend a lot of it on things that don’t bring us value.
Long, drawn-out exercise sessions are a luxury that we can’t afford. This is another reason why people end up giving up exercising because they feel that they can’t spend the time (which they think is necessary) to go to gym.
A personal trainer will debunk the myth that you need to spend hours and hours at the gym in order to get the results that you need. He or she is trained in how to deliver the optimum results, exercise wise, in the time a client must spend exercising.
Hiring a personal trainer is a smart move to make should you want to up your fitness game. Don’t think about it as a luxury. Think about it as an investment in your healthy future!