3 Questions to ask yourself before hiring a Personal Trainer

Ok so you’ve had enough this time. The money for your gym membership has left your account  and you haven’t set foot in there this month again. The last time you were in the place it was too intimidating with meat heads dropping weights and grunting through workouts. The Personal Trainers were too busy fist pumping the advanced Trainers in the room to notice you needed help or advice. You are fed up  as the body you want feels like it will never appear in the mirror. You have heard that hiring a Personal Trainer could be a better option because going it alone is just not working. A Personal Trainer is going to cost a lot more money than a basic gym membership so there are a few things you need to ask yourself before you hire one.

  1. What is my Specific Goal?
  2. Am i ready to be a student?
  3. What Trainer is suitable for me?

What is my Specific Goal?

A good Personal Trainer will ask you this at the start anyway but it is important that you have SMART specific goals in mind before you meet. It is essential to let your trainer know Specific,Measurable, Achievable,Realistic and Time bound goals so they can begin to put a plan in place for you.

Am i ready to be a student?

There is a saying that “when the student is ready the teacher will appear”. A Trainer is going to educate you on the diet and exercise routine that you need to implement to achieve your goals. Your trainer is hopefully an expert and you will have to be prepared to take their advice. You may have to forget about all the articles you have read in magazines and things your friends have said about detoxes. Ask lots of questions and follow the advice that is given.

Which Trainer is suitable for me?

Weight Loss, Transformations, Muscle Gain, Strength, Cardiovascular Endurance etc are things that a lot of Personal Trainers may specialise in. However even the best trainer in the world wont work for you if you don’t have a connection. You will be spending a lot of time with your trainer and also be in contact outside the studio. No two trainers are the same so before committing time and money into a trainer meet them first and ask lots of questions. If you have time meet a few trainers and see which one you feel you will work best with you.




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