What to Consider When Hiring a Personal Trainer

Tips for Hiring a Personal Trainer What you need to know before choosing a personal trainer.
  • Get recommendations/referrals. See someone who has made a transformation right before your eyes? Go ahead and ask them how!

  • Notice if you are being SOLD. Some facilities use high pressure sales tactics because they need to make monthly profitability goals.

  • What certifications does the trainer hold? ACE and NASM are two of the most common [reputable] certs.

  • What are their specialities? Examples: injury prevention, rehab, pre/postnatal, weight loss, etc.

  • How much availability does the trainer have? Do their available hours sync with your schedule? Or will you be making an unrealistic time commitment?

  • Does the trainer offer a complimentary consultation or evaluation session?

  • Consider your own preferences: are you more comfortable working with a male or female?

  • Are session packages offered at a discount?

  • Does the trainer use an app or website to enhance the training program and drive client accountability?

  • Any incentives for meeting/surpassing your training goals? Tees, water bottles, free sessions?

  • Will you be signing a liability waiver? (Would you trust someone in this business who doesn\'t protect themselves and the client?)

  • Chemistry: will you be motivated to hang out with this person consistently?

This checklist was created by yourfitnessdna

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