There are many different coaching styles out there – from extreme to in-between.
You may find that one personal training clinic may have a few personal trainers with drastically different coaching styles. So, if you find what you believe is a good training clinic, ask about the training personalities of each personal trainer.
#3: Have You Helped Other Clients Achieve My Goal?
If you want the most “bang for your buck,” you’ll want to hire a trainer who has helped at least one other person reach the same goal as you.
Looking at the personal trainer’s patient testimonials is another great way to learn about who they helped and how they helped them.
Ask to see client testimonials, hear their stories, or even get in touch with a previous client who reached the same goal that you wish to reach through personal training.
Even if the personal trainer that you’re considering doesn’t have experience helping others who shared your goal, they might be able to connect you with another personal trainer who does have this experience.
#4: How Can You Prove that Your Program is Safe?
Safety should remain top priority for any personal trainer designing a program…so how can they prove that their program is safe?
Personal training should make you stronger and less susceptible to activity-related injuries or pain, not MORE susceptible.
One of the best ways to manage or prevent common injuries or conditions (like lower back pain, arthritis, or knee pain, to name a few) is to get involved in a safe personal training program.
Your personal trainer should be able to discuss their safety education and background.
Knowing how to perform exercises correctly and fix your technique or posture is key to steady progression and a lifetime of good health.
If the personal trainer doesn’t seem to have any background in personal training safety measures, this is a clear sign not to hire them.
#5: Do You Offer a Free Consultation?
Before “sealing the deal,” why not take advantage of a free consultation?
You can discuss your goals in much greater depth during the consultation and get a better idea if the program is right for you.
It’s a positive sign when a personal training clinic offers a free consultation because it means that they are confident in their program and excited to share all of the details with you.
Plus, you can get a better idea of the personal trainer’s personality through a consultation.
Are they listening to your goals? Are they giving you an idea of what your personal training plan might look like to help you meet those goals? Do they seem truly interested in helping you?
If that’s a yes, yes, and yes…you’ve got yourself a winner!
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All of our personal trainers are professionally certified with extensive backgrounds in personal training and other fitness-related specialties such as weight loss and sports performance.
Our trainers stay up to date with the most effective exercises, nutrition advice, and safety protocols. A Doctor of Physical Therapy oversees the personal training program, making it one of the safest programs out there!
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