Are you looking to hire a trainer and start an exercise program? No matter the reason why it's often difficult to start this process or even know where or how to find the right trainer. Your health, safety, and money are very important, so you want to make the best decision possible.
So where do you start? The simplest rule of thumb, whether you use the phone book, commercials, or referral. Don’t just talk to the trainer, interview them! You can also hire personal trainers for all of your fitness needs at Free Form Fitness.
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Here are some key questions to ask along with the answers that can determine whether or not the trainer is a good fit for you and your health/fitness goals:
•What education, certifications or qualifications does the trainer have?
A background in fitness and nutrition is an important foundation for a trainer's ability to provide you with effective and safe means to accomplishing your goals. A basic certification from NASM or ACE, for example, is a good start.
Does the trainer has a background in kinetics, exercise science or demonstrates an understanding of how the body works? Another essential piece of education is a current CPR/first aid certification.
•Does the trainer require a consultation or a health assessment prior to beginning a fitness program?
A competent trainer will set up an initial consultation or a health assessment prior to your first session. The initial consultation should contain a fitness assessment covering your health history, cardiovascular risk assessment, and exercise history.