Let’s face it: finding a personal trainer with whom you click might be difficult, but it’s not impossible.
Finding a personal trainer, when you think about it, is a lot like dating: It’s difficult to find that perfect fit, someone who understands your objectives and can help you achieve them in a way that drives you. And, like blind dating, it frequently feels like you sign up for a training session just to wish you could quickly say, “Check, please!”
What’s the good news? There are several sound techniques you may use to choose a fitness professional who can help you achieve *all* of your objectives. Consider this to be your road map. Are you looking for some inspiration?
Step 1: Understand Your Goals
Regardless of what prompted you to seek out a personal trainer, understanding why you want to engage with someone can make the search process go more smoothly.
So, before you walk up to the gym counter to sign up for a peronal training session (many gyms offer a free trial session), think about what you want to get out of it.
A good membership adviser will take the time and listen to your problems and interests before matching you with a trainer they believe is a suitable fit for your personality. However, whether you’re wanting to train for your first marathon or improve overall health, you should be prepared to provide some facts about your objectives so you can be paired with someone who is a good fit.
Step 2: Decide on Where You’d like to Train.
Choosing a big-box gym comes with certain advantages: They usually have numerous locations, a lot of equipment, a lot of class selections, and they even may even have access to dietitians or chiropractors and even a massage theripist.
However, larger gyms, tend to get congested during peak hours. Smaller studios or local gyms run by private individuals provide an opportunity to get to know staff and other members better and develop a feeling of community.
Now if you choose to stay at home, or you travel alot, You can work out from the comfort of your own home with apps like Adaptiv, Body Love, and the Tone It Up Studio app.
Step 3: Research Personal Trainers
You may go a bit more into who you believe you’d mix well with now that you know why and where you want to work with a personal trainer. Check out the profiles on the websites of most gyms and studios to discover a personal trainer with expertise and qualifications that match your goals. I’ve seen oh to often customers trapped with trainers that don’t match their goals. For example, a client may want to focus on core training, but all of their clients are receiving rigorous CrossFit sessions.
Ask the manager or client services rep whether there’s anyone on staff who has gone through a similar change or achieved a comparable objective to prevent this—and to locate a personal trainer who understands on a deeper level. If you’re looking for a personal trainer or a fitness program, sort by category (many will group workouts or professionals by what they specialize in).
You may also search through thousands of personal trainers on the site, narrowing down your options using a matching mechanism similar to that of a dating app.
Location, desired service, speciality, and pricing all play a role, and you keep swiping until you discover someone with whom you want to connect.
Step 4: Test the Waters
A personality mismatch with a personal trainer cannot be compensated for by great credentials. Schedule a meeting with a coach you’re interested in and ask them a lot of questions about how they would train you for your current objectives. Most consultations should be free and last 15 to 20 minutes, and you should be honest about your intentions to shop about. You’ll learn not just about a trainer’s teaching approach, but also about whether or not you want to invest your time (and money) with this individual.
Step 5: Communicate and give Feedback
After you’ve found a personal trainer, work with them to create realistic, measurable objectives so you can see how effective the sessions are. There will be good and bad days along the way, but speak up and let the trainer know if you aren’t enjoying the sessions or if you feel it isn’t in line with the goals you asked for. What is the key to any successful relationship? Communication. Talk honestly with your trainer. Just keep in mind it take two to tango.
Before you ask your personal trainer to make a change, make sure you’re doing your part and giving the sessions your all.
Step 6: Know when to regroup
Are you having trouble achieving the results you are looking for? Have you told your personal trainer about it, adjusted your exercises, and are you sure you’re keeping your part of the bargain?
It’s possible that your personal training partnership is coming to an end. There should be no resentment. Not everyone is the appropriate fit all of the time. Also, keep in mind: “You are, after all, the consumer. You are the one who is paying and expecting outcomes, thus your requirements are critical.
But don’t put your search for a new trainer on hold. By the end of it all, you’ll know exactly what you want and don’t want in your future coach. A competent trainer should also be prepared to refer you to a colleague or propose fresh strategies to inspire you to achieve your objectives on your own.
If you’re trying to find the Best trainer for you, schedule a free consultation with us.