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8 Tips to Choose the Best Personal Trainer

Beauty radiates from the inside. You can see it in our actions, our words, and our smile. No matter what size or shape you are it's possible to be beautiful every day.


Feeling beautiful, though, can take a little more effort. Like any piece of fine machinery, our bodies take daily maintenance. They require proper fuel to function, and need to be moved to keep our parts running smoothly. Healthy food and daily exercise are essential to feeling great!


But, unlike machinery, the human body doesn't arrive with a User Manual. It can be difficult to decide what's healthy - especially when faced with so much conflicting information on the internet and in media. But, working with a Personal Trainer can help you discover what to do and eat in order to reach your health goal - whether you want to prevent illness or injury, maintain mobility, lose those last 5 kilos, condition your body for a particular sport, or get in the best shape of your life.


The right trainer will support you through your physical transformation knowing that benefits extend beyond the physical rewards. But remember - personal training is an investment and not all trainers are created equal so it’s best to do your homework!


Here are 8 tips to choose the best Personal Trainer for YOU:


Look for a Personal Trainer with a recognized certification. If you have special needs (like mobility issues, injury rehabilitation, sport conditioning), ensure your Personal Trainer’s education and experience match your requirements.


Seek out a Personal Trainer who has worked with individuals with similar goals to yours before and had positive results.


Ask if the Personal Trainer has a testimonial binder they can show you - it will help to read what other clients have said about him or her.


Question yourself if the Personal Trainer is being realistic about their commitment and how long it will take you to achieve your goals. Quick fixes don’t work!


Make sure the Personal Trainer is helping you set SMART goals (Specific, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely).


Seek someone you feel 100% comfortable with – someone who really listens to your needs/concerns.


Look for a Personal Trainer that understands the importance of assessing you before building your programming so that it’s specific to your needs.


Seek recommendations - if you have a friend who’s seeing great results from using a Personal Trainer – get their name!