Hiring a Personal Trainer - What You Need to Know
Choosing a Personal Trainer
Personal Trainers are not, “One size fits all.” This article will help you understand the importance of hiring a personal trainer. It is important that you feel comfortable and your personalities match. When deciding to hire ensure you are asking the right questions otherwise it could lead to potential injury. We will explore how to find the right Personal Trainer for you.
Before hiring a personal trainer:
- Ask what are her/his qualification and experience.
A qualified personal trainer has a certified education in physiology, health promotion, athletic training, kinesiology or a similar field. They should have first aid and CPR certification as well as certification from a reputable organization such as ACSM, ACE, BCRPA, NSCA.
- If your trainer is Infofit certified, you know you’re sweating with the best!
- Ask if she/he has liability insurance?
They should answer yes.
Be prepared to answer your personal trainer’s questions:
- What are your goals?
- What are your expectations of the trainer?
- Why now as opposed to later?
- Do you have any physical and medical conditions that may be aggravated by exercise?
- Does your physician know you are about to start or increase your physical activity level?
- Are you on any medications that may influence your ability to exercise safely?
Personal trainers may not be for everyone, but a personal trainer provides certain benefits that make getting and staying healthy easier. It is well worth your time and effort to make an educated choice when it comes to your personal trainer.