What To Look For In A Personal Trainer

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As a lifestyle and fitness consultant, I have provided personal training services to private and celebrity clients for over 15 years, both individually and with my company Crystal Clear Health. Finding a personal trainer that’s right for you can be a daunting task. Wherever you are located, these key points can assist you in choosing the right personal trainer for you.

Communication

Communication is key for most things in life, and personal training is certainly one of them. To truly obtain positive results through a health and fitness regime it is important that your trainer is able to communicate workout instructions and nutrition guidelines to you in a clear and understandable manner. Also its essential that you and your trainer have a friendly and personable, face-to-face relationship or rather rapport; one that makes you feel safe and comfortable to communicate any issues, aspirations or difficulties that you are experiencing.

Motivation

This means that your Personal Trainer needs to be able to inspire you, and push you into believing in yourself. This is especially important when it comes to adhering to diet and exercise in your private time, because if you don’t believe in yourself then you will undoubtedly make unhealthy choices. Motivation also refers to your Personal Trainer keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments in nutrition and fitness. Your Personal Trainer should be willing and able to use this knowledge in your session, to prevent your routine from becoming stale and repetitive

Patience

Patience is an attribute closely linked with communication, and is an important ingredient in the recipe for a good client-trainer relationship. A good personal trainer must understand that every client is different, and should have the necessary patience to deal with these differences. By this, I mean acknowledging that one method may work faster for one client than it does for another and accepting and adapting to the differences in ability and self-discipline of different clients. It is important that your trainer understands that self-confidence is crucial, and that this self-confidence can be negatively affected by an impatient personal trainer.

Professionalism

One thing you must remember in your dealings with personal trainers is that you are paying for a service and as such, this service should be carried out in a professional manner. Your trainer should arrive promptly and punctually to all scheduled sessions. Any sessions you have with your trainer should also be properly planned and conducted and while having a good, friendly rapport is a great thing, the training sessions should never drift too far into the realm of informality.

Qualifications

And finally, if you are spending good money on a personal trainer, it is imperative that they have the requisite certification for their area of expertise. While there are several different professional training course providers in the UK, the most reputable ones are those run by fully accredited guilds and professional bodies, who offer qualifications recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). This will mean that whoever is training you is knowledgeable in safe and effective exercise and nutritional practices, and more importantly it means that the training they offer is grounded in medical and scientific fact.

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