How to choose a Trainer

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Are you thinking to investing in a Personal Trainer? Then this article suits you.

DATE: June 2020
AUTHOR: Rui Madeira | Others

Nowadays, personal training, as in many areas, presents a huge offer and it can be a difficult task to choose the best route.

Whether for those who want to start training and need help of a professional personal trainer, or for those who are tired of training alone but don't see results and need to “make the leap”, everyone needs to be careful when choosing a professional on whom they will place their trust and deliver health into their hands.

The most important thing is that you face this process as an investment, where for a certain amount you deposit your discipline, your time and your effort and in return, like all investments, you should expect a return, in this case results!

In RM Trainer opinion, to have results it is essential to choose a qualified professional. Here are some precautions to take in your search:

- Instead of just worrying about the value of the service, isn't it relevant to have access to information about your possible Trainer first? For example, when you go to the doctor, go to the cheapest or go to the best and that gives you the solution to treat you?

- Look for references in the market in your area.

- Do you know anyone who has trained with this professional? Had good results? Can he provides you about the training process and not least about the person?

- Check his website and social networks, try to know as much about his work and his profile.

- Is he properly certified?

- Does he do constant training and keep up to date?

- Does he also exercise and live the training? It is important to know how each exercise will make you feel.

That said, the selected professional must, after a first contact, request a meeting (without commitment) where you will expose your situation and check if that professional will be the most suitable to serve you.

At that meeting, you should make yourself known and talk about your daily routines, your sports history, your anamnesis, your goals to be achieved, possible limitations to exercise, preferred times and places, etc.

You should also know how to analyze the professional, know a little about his resume and check if he / she really listened to you and understood your needs and your real reason for choosing to start training with a Personal Trainer.

In the end, it is essential that there is joint empathy and that agreement is reached on the best way to achieve the proposed end.

Health and education are undoubtedly the best investments we can make. Now, if an investment requires a return, is it relevant to give priority to the most economical aspect over the guarantee of results?