By the time you see them working out with others at the gym, you probably have a friend or two who have managed to find a personal trainer. You might think it would be easy to hire one. Proper documentation, check. Check for free time that matches your schedule. What are you willing to give? No problem. While it may sometimes be as simple as that, the truth is that the more effort you put into finding the right personal trainer for you, the better. Yes, just like exercise, the more you put in, the more you get out. Here's how to find the best personal trainer for you.
Step 1: Achieve your goals.
It's funny how many people skip this step, but according to professional trainers, it's a crucial one. Ask yourself, what does success look like? "I can tell you that when clients have clear and realistic goals, they know that achieving those goals is not going to be easy or quick," says professional trainer Adrian Richardson. Take the time to figure out what you want from a potential partner and be honest about how much you're willing to pay to achieve that goal. "When you're comfortable with the process and ready to work, we'll have the strongest connections and you'll see the best results," Richardson said.
Step 2: Think virtual
It's widely believed that virtual training is ineffective, but if you've ever tried to mimic Lea Rouse's moves, you know that's not the case. "I've heard people say that virtual training sessions aren't difficult," says Rouse, a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. I just tell them they just haven't found the right course yet." If your schedule doesn't coincide with that of a local coach, virtual partners are a great option
Step 3: Search and research
Referrals, gym trials and Internet searches will introduce you to local and virtual training talent. Checking coaches' own websites and social channels is also a good way to learn about their fitness philosophies. Remember, this is someone you confide in, so the more you interact with them from the start, the better your working relationship will become. Once you find one or two (or more!) Competitors, it's time to engage.
Step 4: Ask them questions.
With a phone number or email address, your goals are clear and you can confidently contact the coaches on your roster. You'll want to work with people who know them well, so check your qualifications first. The National Institute of Strength and Physical Fitness (N.S.C.A), the National Institute of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M) and the American College of Sports Medicine (A.C.S.M) are all prestigious.
In addition to certificates, you need to ask about the training and what you can get out of a training session. "Ask a trainer about expertise he might have, especially if you're working out during or after an injury, recovering from surgery, or during pregnancy," Rouse suggests. Also, it's important to know logistics ahead of time, so ask about available training courses, locations and costs.
Step 5: Share your story.
If you enjoy the q&A, the next best thing you can do is tell them about yourself. Not only will this give your potential trainer a clear idea of your fitness level, but their reactions and reactions will also help you determine if you're comfortable with them. Rouse made it clear that your health history is crucial. "I want to know every pain, injury or accident your body has experienced," she said. "It helps me find and correct imbalances faster before I start. So you're not going to tell me you had rotator cuff surgery a few years ago and did 20 minutes of challenging push-ups." Because, ouch.
Step 6: Prepare for Success!
Don't wait for the first session. 'Three days before training, do some light exercise on your own, something that you feel comfortable doing, like walking, working out or taking classes,' Says Mr. Laws. 'That way, the first time you exercise together, it doesn't have as much of a shock to your system,' she says.
Drink water, sleep, focus. "Proper preparation the night before and the day after the first exercise is key," Richardson said. "Make sure you get quality sleep and water, eat snacks, wear proper clothes, and most importantly -- focus on the work we're doing rather than anything else in your life."
Keep in mind that hiring a personal trainer is a major investment in yourself. You're spending money and time to achieve your health and fitness goals. While many can help you stay healthy, when it comes to personal health, it's especially important to find the one that works best for you. Trust your instincts, be honest about what you want, and you will meet the right person to make it happen. Go find them!
Step 6: Prepare for Success!
Besides,you can use your BP doctor watch to set your exercise schedule.