Part of my programme is doing my utmost to be the trainer by your side without being actually by your side. However, there are some people that really need someone to be by their side as they embark on their fitness journey.
I do try and advocate a do it yourself ethos when it comes to working out, but, as I said, there are some people who need someone to hold their hand – at least at the beginning.
That’s why I’m going to discuss how it is that you find the perfect trainer for you and what it is that you should be looking for when you choose someone. I’ll also touch on the things you should be looking to achieve and get out of your sessions.
Male or Female
When you’re looking for a personal trainer for your fitness journey, the first thing you might want to ask yourself is whether you’d be more comfortable with a male or female trainer. To be honest, this is the wrong way to start your search, but for some people, especially beginners, it comes down to what (or who!) you feel more comfortable getting hot and sweaty with (don’t be rude!)
Sometimes, women feel more comfortable with women and men more comfortable with men. Or, another common theory, is that the best trainer for you would be of the gender you’re least attracted to – that way you’ll be less embarrassed about looking far from your best.
On the other hand, getting a trainer that IS of the gender you’re attracted to can motivate some people. Wanting to impress someone is the key for some people.
Cater For Your Goals
Different trainers are more adept at certain different types of training. Depending on your goals, certain trainers will be more suited to you and helping you reach your goals.
For example, if you’re overweight and need to lose weight, a trainer who specialises in fat loss will be better, if you want to get stronger, a weightlifting expert is the one for you. Want to build endurance? Yep, there’s someone who specialises in that too.
Of course, all personal trainers are trained t a competent level to get you to reach your goals, but when you want to take it to the next step or have special needs that need addressing, this is when you should look for a trainer who has specialised in a certain area.
Don’t be Ashamed to Ask for Help
If someone isn’t working out for you, don’t be ashamed to discuss any issues you’re having with your trainer. They all have your best interests at heart and will listen to your concerns and tailor your programme to match anything you feel needs to change.
If you’re ready to take the next step and move from maybe weight loss to weight training, ask your trainer if they can help you with this or whether they can recommend a trainer who can.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to how you feel and the results that you see. Want some one on one advice? Send me a message and we can talk about your personal needs.