Finding a GOOD Trainer

by Carlo Celotti | May 11th, 2011 | Fitness Expert

Finding a good trainer may be difficult, but it’s not impossible.  Consider the following tips when searching for the right person to help you obtain your fitness goals.

-First and foremost, you want to find a trainer that practices what they preach. You not only want someone who won’t ask you to do something they can’t do themselves, but you want to see the results of their methods. If they don’t have the results that you want, it might be a sign that they aren’t the right trainer for you.

-Although credentials certainly don’t tell the whole story (letters after a name don’t mean a thing if someone doesn’t know how to use them), they do give you a good idea of what type of training the person has had and what type of approach they may take with you. Also, it gives you an idea of how much they’ve invested in their education, which lets you know how serious they are about the service they provide.

-Pick someone who will work you towards the results that you want and not what they want for you. Many trainers take the same approach with all their clients no matter who they are or what they want. Make sure your trainer has your desired results in mind when working with you.

-If after working with someone for a bit, you realize that they are not who you want, don’t feel bad about telling them that you want to move on and try someone else. Your money and your time are valuable and you want to make sure that you’re spending both effectively.

-Finally, you want someone who will make training fun for you and something you want to do. Yes, I know that doesn’t sound possible to some of you, but a good trainer should be able to make even the most torturous workout at least somewhat fun and interesting.

As stated earlier, your time and money is valuable, take a bit of extra time now to find a good trainer, as the benefits will pay off in a big way later.

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