Choosing the Right Personal Trainer for You

 

When you are looking for a personal trainer it’s important to find one that suits your goals and personality. Finding a personal trainer that is a perfect fit the first time around helps you to stay motivated to achieve your fitness goals.

Here’s how you can make sure you get your choice in personal trainer right, the first time.

Define Exactly What You Hope to Achieve with Your Personal Trainer

Consider what your main goal is when choosing your personal trainer. Is your main goal weight loss? Perhaps you’re looking to build muscle, increase your flexibility, or train for a fitness competition. Different personal trainers will be experienced and specialise in various aspects of training. Figure out what your main goals are and match a personal trainer to suit them.

Choose a Personal Trainer Who Will Personalize Your Program to Suit Your Goals

When you have an idea of your main goal, it’s time to get together with a personal trainer who will listen to what you’re wanting out of the sessions and then use their experience to tailor a program that will suit both your goals and your health.

Choose a Trainer Who Will Push Your Boundaries Just Enough

A good trainer is one who will ensure you are using each PT session to burn more, build more and use your body more than you ever would have on your own. A great personal trainer will both push and encourage you to achieve new limits each time. Having said that, you also need a trainer will understand your limits and won’t let you burn out. To this end, look for a trainer with a good knowledge of recovery techniques and individual limits.

Find a Trainer who matches Your Personality

A personal trainer is someone you can build an awesome relationship with over time. If humour is important to you then pick someone who you can have a laugh with while you sweat it out! If you want that training session to be with someone who is tough as nails, then choose someone who suits that. All personal trainers have their own styles and you’ll soon find someone who matches your own.

Make Sure Their Qualifications and Experience Check Out

They might sound good on paper, but make sure the personal trainer you choose is as good as they say they are. Here are some things you should ask or find out before you sign on the dotted line.

  • What qualifications do they have? Your personal trainer should have a Certificate IV or diploma in fitness. They may have undertaken a degree in exercise science or movement also.
  • How much experience do they have? Personal trainers should be registered with Fitness Australia. Search online and see how many years of experience they have.
  • Are they educated in dealing with specific health conditions or injuries? You may be pregnant, have a specific injury or health problem that means your personal trainer will need to be in communication with your doctors or have an understanding of.

GFitness has amazing personal trainers to suit your goals. If you want the inspiration and challenge to be the fittest you can be, you don’t need to waste time searching around! Check out our personal trainers in Freshwater and Rhodes.