Making the decision to get fit is a hard one for some people. Therefore, when the get fit decision is made, sometimes the help of a personal trainer is solicited. The personal trainer is the person who will be the guide through the entire process in order to help achieve the desired goals. There are some important aspects that the personal trainer should have to ensure the qualifications are adequate for a successful relationship.
When choosing a personal trainer, make sure they are certified from a reputable personal training program. Some of those certifications could come from ACE, AFAA, ISSA, and NASM. Information can be found on all of these certification programs just by performing a little research. It is also important for the personal trainer to possess a CPR/AED certification. This will ensure that the personal trainer will be able to sufficiently help, should an injury or illness occur during training.
The personal trainer should discuss performing an assessment before getting started in the workout program. This will give the trainer information on the fitness level and what the limitations may be in order to create the best workout program. This is also when the potential client can assess the personal trainer to determine whether or not the personal trainer is actively listening to the goals. The goals of the potential client are important and should be thoroughly discussed during the assessment period.
Some personal trainers will offer a free session to a potential client. If so, during the session, pay attention to whether or not the trainer corrects form, gives advice on modified exercises, and watches to make sure there is no dizziness or injury. The potential client’s safety should always be the first priority of the personal trainer. When the potential client and the personal trainer have the same goals, it will make for a wonderful fitness relationship. Happy training!