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How to Choose Your Fitness Trainer

  • June 11, 2019

Since you have started reading this, you are probably interested in starting the journey of fitness training in one form or the other. Congratulations.Now that you are mentally ready to embark on that journey, you will need a proper fitness instructor.The question is how do you choose your fitness instructor. You will be seeing a lot of ads on the streets and in the social media about various fitness experts and coaches. How do you find our if the one you are looking at is the one you need. Here are some tips that can help you find your trainer.

Check his/her credentials

The number one question you should contemplate about the fitness instructor is is he qualified? The fitness instructor is a person whose qualification will directly effect  your body. You are going to let this person decide the fate of your body. So he or she MUST have proper qualifications in his or her respective fields. Fitness training is not just about telling you how to do particular workouts. It is about teaching you which one is good for you or how should you do it and how long. Always check the person’s certificate and this if he or she fails that step, the buck stops there. There are various certification authorities in various countries and they issue certificates to trainers. There are some international authorities as well.

How experience is the person?

How experienced is the person? Obviously a fitness expert with experience will have more knowledge about dealing with various types of trainees with various types of bodies. Every human being is different and have a different kind of body.

Check track record

What happened to others who trained under this person? Sometimes even qualified and experienced persons do things to satisfy their ego and weird sense of experimentation that might damage his or her trainees.

Does his/her training style suit you?

Are you looking for a compassionate motivator in your trainer or a strict task master who mercilessly pushes you to perform tasks? The best way to find out is by talking to the trainer about his or her style or observing a training session if possible.

Will you be comfortable working out with this person?

This is crucial because unless you can be comfortable with your trainer, it will not be an enjoyable experience. Can you ask any question that is in your mind? Can you discuss your insecurities and fears if any and expect him or her to sincerely appreciate your problem and give an honest answer?

These are just some tips that can help you zero in on your best choice for a trainer. You should have a detailed discussion with that person before starting your training so that both of you are on the same page and understand each other.

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