Choosing the right personal trainer can be a daunting task, especially because your money is involved. But there are a few things that you can do to pick out the right personal trainer that will best suit your needs and your wants.
First, do your homework! Start by making a list of everything that would be important to you to learn from a personal trainer. What type of personality do you want in your trainer? Do you want someone who will be kind and understand your needs, or do you want somebody to be a little bit more aggressive and push you beyond your limits? How much experience do you want a personal trainer to have? What are your personal goals? What are your fitness goals? Do you want male or female? These are important questions to consider before choosing your trainer.
Now, it’s time to feel similar to a stalker. If you belong to a gym, ask to see the trainer biographies. Once you have gone through the bios, choose a few you like, then start to watch the trainers work with their clients. How do they interact with their clients? Is that something that you can relate to? Are they attentive to their clients? Are they taking a client through a suitable work out? Do they look like someone that you would want to hang out with for an hour?
From there, you can then book an appointment with the trainer that you like best. Most personal trainers will do free fitness assessments, so it will give you an opportunity to see if they are what you are looking for and a chance to figure out if your personalities mesh up. If you don’t belong to a gym and want to seek an independent trainer, then don’t be afraid to search out somebody online and then searching for them on social media.
A few websites you can use are ideafit.com or personaltrainer.com, you can even Google “personal trainer in (whatever city you live in)” to find a trainer. Take your time to read through trainer biographies, make a list of 2-4 trainers you might be interested in, then call or email them and make a few appointments to meet the ones you like best. Again, most trainers will offer a free fitness assessment; so don’t be afraid to shop around. While you are in your assessment, know that it is all about you! You should feel comfortable and feel like the trainer is looking out for your best interests.