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What YOU should know BEFORE choosing a Personal Trainer

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check.jpg (598 bytes)When you first speak to a personal trainer he or she should ask you what your specific goal (s) are, and then listen to what you have to say, instead of giving you a canned sales pitch on how great they are.

check.jpg (598 bytes)If your goal is for rehabilitation of an injury, that you have been seeing a physician, chiropractor, sport injury specialist, etc., the personal trainer should contact the specialist you have been seeing to find out what you can and cannot do, and explain the program they will be putting you on before starting. Remember the good majority of personal trainers are only trained in exercise kineseology (what muscles are used on specific exercises) and exercise physiology (what happens to the body when doing specific exercises). They are usually not physical therapists, doctors, chiropractors, etc.

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check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer must be knowledgeable in exercise kineseology. definition: how muscles, joints, and connective tissue move, and respond during various types of exercise, to help you learn which exercises work which muscles. Exercise Kineseology is one major part of a personal trainers schooling. If he or she does not know what muscles, joints, and tendons are used during certain exercises, they could be hurting instead of helping you.

QUESTION TO ASK: Are you schooled in Exercise Kineseology? If the answer is yes, then ask What does it mean? The answer should be How muscles, joints, and connective tissue move, and respond during various types of exercise. If their answer is not close to this or does not make any sense to you, do not choose them.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer must be knowledgeable in exercise physiology. definition: how the body reacts to different types of exercise, to aid you in knowing what happens to your physique during exercise. Exercise Physiology is the second major part of a personal trainers schooling. If he or she does not know what happens to your muscles, joints, and connective tissue during certain exercises, they will be giving you inaccurate information, that in the long run could be detrimental to your body.

QUESTION TO ASK: Are you schooled in Exercise Physiology? If the answer is yes, then ask What does it mean? The answer should be How the body reacts to different types of exercises. If their answer is not close to this or does not make any sense to you, do not choose them.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer should have you fill out a health evaluation form, which would contain your physical goals, health problems, etc. to help design your program. A well schooled and experienced personal trainer would have you fill out a health evaluation form, that way the personal trainer always has something to look at for designing your program, talking to your doctor, etc. It is not wise to trust a personal trainer that does not have you write this information down. If this information is forgotten or not asked by the personal trainer it could jeopardize your goal or health.

QUESTION TO ASK: Do I have to fill anything out before training with you? If the answer is yes, then ask What do I fill out? The answer should be A health evaluation form, which would contain your physical goals, health problems, etc. If their answer is not close to this or does not make any sense to you, do not choose them.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer should test your physical capabilities with specific exercises to determine the right program for you. In order to find out what exercises you can or cannot do and to measure your flexibility and strength. The personal trainer should test you on specific exercises for each major body part, before designing your program. If the personal trainer does not test you he or she will be taking you blindly through your workout, not being sure of your strengths and weaknesses.

QUESTION TO ASK: What do you do to design my workout program? The answer should be You will be tested on certain exercises to determine your flexibility, strengths, and weaknesses as well as filling out a health evaluation form on your goals, health history, etc.. If their answer is not close to this or does not make any sense to you, do not choose them.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer should supply you with detailed descriptions and photos/illustrations of the exercises & stretches he or she is having you do, to allow you to learn on your own. A well schooled and experienced personal trainer knows the importance of having photo/illustrations of exercises and stretches he or she is having you do, because once you are on your own, you most likely will forget a lot of what the personal trainer has taught you, so having photos/illustrations to refer to can make the difference between doing your workout correctly or not.

QUESTION TO ASK: Do you supply photos or illustrations of the exercises and stretches that you will be teaching me? If the answer is Yes, you have found a personal trainer that takes his work and you very seriously. If their answer is no, it is your decision whether to go with them or not, this is not crucial, but hunt around first before choosing.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer should supply you with a detailed description of how your exercise program works for you to understand how you are reaching your goal. The personal trainer who wants you to be aware of how your workout is going to attain your goal(s) will supply you with a description of how your workout program works. By doing this you will clearly understand why you are doing this type of workout program, and ultimately get a more effective workout.

QUESTION TO ASK: Do you supply me with a description of the workout program you would put me on? If the answer is Yes, you have found a personal trainer that has taken the time to understand in depth your workout program. If their answer is no, it is your decision whether to go with them or not, this is not crucial, but it can make the difference between a thorough or so, so trainer.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer should test your body fat & muscle percentage on a weekly or monthly basis, and keep a record of it to make sure you are reaching your goal. In order to know that your body is making changes the personal trainer should test your body fat periodically (every 2 weeks or per month) to make sure the workout and or food program is working correctly, and if changes need to be made.

QUESTION TO ASK: Do you test my body fat and muscle percentage, and what method do you use? If the answer is Yes, and the method is the Bioimpedance method you have found a personal trainer that has purchased the most accurate mobile body fat tester on the market and if the personal trainer has access to the Hydrostatic method usually done at a hospital even better. If it is the Skin Calipers method there is a 5-6% plus or minus accuracy, but it is better then nothing. If their answer is no, or it is the Futrex method do not choose them.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer should have at least one full year of experience teaching exercise and he or she should be certified, but remember certification does not make a great trainer, anyone can get certified, experience is essential. Majority of the personal training certifications are well put together some better then others. The problem is, it does not take an experienced personal trainer to pass the test, if the person studied the manual. Does memorizing a manual give hands on experience? Absolutely not, this can only come from years of experience. Example: A person passes a TV repair test. The person goes on their first repair job, and the problem they run into was not on the test or manual, so the person either tries to fix the problem, which could cause more damage to the TV or advise the customer to try another TV repair person. In most cases the person does not want to lose the money or look foolish, so they attempt to try to fix it. Now this is a TV, you do not want a non-experienced personal trainer doing this with your body!

QUESTION TO ASK: Are you certified and how long have you been training people? If the answer is Yes, and has been training people for at least one year ask them if you can call any of their clients? If the answer is Yes, this personal trainer is confident in their experience with different training situations, but do not choose them until you have called at least three clients and got very positive feedback. If the answer is no to the certification, and has more then one year experience, still check out their references, this personal trainer could be exceptional because of their experience.

check.jpg (598 bytes)The trainer must supply you with information about the importance of a balanced nutrition plan and what it can do for you to reach your goal. The importance of a nutrition plan is essential for you to reach your goal. Even if the personal trainers knowledge of nutrition is limited he or she must let you know how important it is, and point you in the right direction to embark on this part to reaching your goal, whether it is a book, dietician, program, etc.

QUESTION TO ASK: How do you go about changing or improving my eating habits? If the answer is a food program is designed for you after finding out your goal, daily activities, body fat percentage, and health history, you have found a exceptional personal trainer, this trainer has taken the time and effort to take care of all aspects of your eating, taking care of all the leg work for you. If their answer is no, but they will point you in the right direction, it is your decision whether to go with them or not, this is not crucial, but hunt around first before choosing.

check.jpg (598 bytes)Beware of gyms that have personal trainers as employees instead of independent contractors. The gym takes a large percentage of their pay. What this can cause is hiring inexperienced to no experience personal trainers. Since the pay is low the turn around of personal trainers is high, so the gym may take any person qualified or not to fill that position.

QUESTION TO ASK: Are your trainers certified and how many years experience do they have? If the answer is Yes, and have been training people for at least one year ask them if you can call any of their clients? If the answer is Yes, do not choose them until you have called at least three clients and got very positive feedback. If the answer is no to the certification, and has more then one year experience, still check out their references, this personal trainer could be good because of their experience.

We hope this list helps you find the personal trainer that will follow the right steps to help you reach all your health and fitness goals. Your fitness goals our paramount to us! Therefore, they will always receive the respect they deserve!

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