This is for anyone thinking about hiring a personal trainer for themselves or for someone else. How to hire a personal trainer? Don’t worry it really isn’t that difficult but I wanted to give a few tips on what to think about. When hiring a personal trainer one thing that you should always do, is research. I highly recommend to look into your options and don’t settle for the first one you come across. Maybe that first one is the right one for you but speak to a couple before making that decision. I think most will feel more confident with their decision that way and the chances of getting it right is bigger and will save you from going through the process again.
This can go a long way but again do your research and see what the trainer is all about because the personal trainer your connection recommended is perhaps not what you are looking for. Remember that most trainers have their own teaching style and specialist areas.
The most common way is to go through the internet. The thing with this one is that there are so many options to choose form. How to hire a personal trainer can be perhaps a bit overwhelming. You might have to spend a bit more time sourcing out a-couple of personal trainers you feel you resonate with. But do take the time.
Once you have a couple of options you want to explore more, look at their websites if you have not done that already (if they have one). Look at their social media as well (Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook) be thorough.
Let’s say you have done the initial research and are ready to make contact.
I have a list of questions to ask to help gage if this is someone that you want to work with.
We want to be time efficient and not have to email back and forth too much when ironing out the details. Like always there are always questions that come up after the initial conversation and that’s fine but with these questions you have covered some basics.
First set is the essentials that a trainer should have. And don’t be shy to ask for this.
Second set is more to help get a view of what type of trainer they are.
Well first of all did you get a good feeling when communication with the trainer? That is a pretty good start. Did you find that your communication so far has been easy going and to your liking? This is also really important. Once you have a session or more under the belt you will most likely get a better feeling if you would like to continue the work. Also remember that the better a personal trainer knows you the better they will be able to support you in and outside the sessions.
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