When you’ve decided to hire a personal trainer, it can be difficult to find the right person for you, your goals, and your personality. At Bmorefitbody POSSE, we believe that it’s important for you to find the best fit for what you’re trying to accomplish. To help you get started, we’ve put together a short guide that’s designed to teach you how to find a personal trainer.
Have a budget
Hiring a trainer is no joke when it comes to costs. You’re probably going to have to do some budgeting before you get too deep into the weeds of searching for a personal trainer to figure out how much you can pay each month. Keep in mind that if you don’t have a current gym membership, that’s likely an additional charge on top of paying for a trainer.
Once you’ve set your budget, start looking online and comparing prices with each. Costs will vary from trainer to trainer, so you should also look at what unique features and services each have to offer with their fees.
Ask about certification
You can probably save some money by hiring someone you know who goes to your gym as your trainer. However, there are things that a random person who’s in shape isn’t going to know about fitness and nutrition that a certified personal trainer will. Trainers must go through a certification process with a national organization that requires a specific number of hours of work to be eligible for a competency test. This will ensure that you’re working with someone who’s an expert in health and fitness so you’re well taken care of.
Know what you want from a personal trainer
Not all personal trainers are the same. You must know what you want to accomplish when hiring a trainer because their specialties often differ. For example, you might have a significant amount of weight that you’d like to lose to get healthier. A weight-loss specialist would be far more beneficial for you than a body-building coach. If your goals change and you eventually want to start bodybuilding, you can make the change, but that wouldn’t be the place to start. Look at the trainers’ specialties so you can find the right one for you.
Decide where you want to train
Most gyms will have a personal trainer accessible at the location. You can hire them and work out at the gym a determined number of days each week. Although, you can also hire a trainer who’s a contractor to come to your home and work out with you there or some other location. Where you work out with your trainer is up to you but you’ll need to find someone who can accommodate the location.
Consider their personality
Trainers are all going to have different motivation styles and you’re not going to mesh perfectly with all of them. Speak candidly with the trainer to find out techniques that they use to motivate clients during exercise and decide if what they do is right for you. Furthermore, you need to be able to develop a relationship with your trainer. There’s a good chance that you’ll be working with them for an extended period of time. If you can’t stand to have a 20-minute conversation together before hiring them, you should probably keep looking.
Reach out to learn more
At Bmorefitbody POSSE, we believe that trainers can play a major role in helping you get healthy and create healthy habits. We want to help you learn how to find a personal trainer so you can improve your health. Start your search with us by calling 443-418-4242 or sending any questions you have via our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.