If you are looking to improve your fitness regime and enhance you performance in the gym then why not invest in a personal trainer. However before you go ahead and do your internet search to find personal trainers I would recommend that you start thinking about what you want from your own personal trainer. Hence I’ve come up with some top tips to finding and securing your personal trainer.
In my eyes the first thing I would look at is whether I get along with the trainer because unless there is that spark between you then it won’t work. Remember you are going to spend a lot of time with this person so it is essential that you like them so don’t just choose on impulse think hard. This links with my next point don’t just jump in two feet and opt for the first trainer that you see. I would advise that you looking into approximately 3-4 trainers first maybe email them or better still phone them. Tell them what your needs are and see what they say but don’t forget you are paying them so it’s up to you whether you hire them. If you are unsure tell them you will call them back.
Your budget is also a big thing to consider. At the start of training you will probably be looking at working with a trainer 2-3 times a week and trainers tend to cost between £10 and £50 for an hour session so factor this in when you ask them how much the charge. Bear in mind that the best personal trainer London or a personal trainer Victoria is going to cost you a lot more than in other parts of the country as after all it is the capital.
Qualifications for Personal Trainers
Another thing you will need to consider is how qualified is the personal trainer. A Personal Trainer should be registered on the National Register of Personal Trainers (NRPT) and also on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) this gives prospective clients assurance that the trainer is qualified. When looking for a trainer you can search the register by location to find one near you who is qualified.
When you do meet with your new personal trainer for the first time I recommend that you meet in a local gym, perhaps the reception where there are lots of people around. Ask to see their qualifications and their insurance if they don’t have these then I would advise you to walk away.