With the arrival of 2019, many people will make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight; unfortunately, most of the people who make a resolution will not reach their goal. Some will try another fad diet, others will aimlessly begin working out at a gym, and some will hire a personal trainer. Hiring a personal trainer and having the right support system can be the difference between reaching your goal or becoming another gym meme on the internet.
If you are considering hiring a personal trainer as part of your New Year’s resolution make sure you are well informed. A great personal trainer can be a life changing experience which leads to improved health, strength, fat loss, and much more. An unqualified personal trainer can be a regretful decision which results in injuries, slower metabolism, joint issues, and wasted time/money.
Your health and reaching your goal depends on your personal trainer’s advice so don’t be afraid to ask questions; asking the right questions and choosing the right personal trainer can make or break your goal.
Questions to ask before hiring a personal trainer….
How long have you been personal training?
What are your qualifications?
What are your training principles & methods?
What is your training style?
How do you track progress?
Are you current on the latest exercise and nutrition research?
Do you provide nutritional coaching?
Do you provide workout routines?
How long is my training session?
How much do you charge per session?
What is your schedule like?
Do you have experience working with someone like me?
What does my training plan look like?
What do you expect from me as a client?
What kind of results can I expect from your plan?
Why did you become a personal trainer?
Why should I choose you to be my personal trainer?
After asking your potential personal trainer these questions, you should have an understanding of the plan to reach your goal and you should know if you will be a good fit for each other. Turning your health and fitness over to another person is a big decision so be sure to ask the right questions so you can make a well informed decision on hiring the right personal trainer.