Hiring a personal trainer is a great decision. It can prevent injuries, and also help to maximize your workouts and your time. But, one very important thing when finding a personal trainer that most people don’t know is that it is not required by most states for a trainer to be Nationally certified.
Hiring a personal trainer can be daunting. However, finding the right personal trainer for you can save you both time and money.
Hiring the wrong trainer can cost you much more than hiring the right personal trainer. Hiring the wrong trainer can lead to wasted time and money. As a beginner looking for a personal trainer, a lot of this could be avoided. You can also save money by choosing the right personal trainer instead.
Hiring the wrong personal trainer can lead to wasted time. This usually happens when the trainer asks for a deposit or makes you sign a contract before you have any training. On top of that, the wrong trainer often gets your money before you have the chance to prove you are ready for the training.
A personal trainer that you can trust is the one who will only ask you for a deposit. In addition, you are given a written contract before you start the training. Some people will ask for a deposit because they do not want to cause you financial loss. Some will ask you for a deposit because they do not want to pay extra for the training.
In case the personal trainer asks for a deposit, be prepared for this. However, you can also ask for a deposit as a way of showing your displeasure. The right personal trainer will ask you for a deposit in order to continue with your training.
And make sure to ASK them for their qualifications. Don’t be afraid of this.
In case the personal trainer asks for a deposit, prove your fitness level. Personal trainers do not want you to show your incompetence because it will cause them to stop training you. It is a well known fact that personal trainers never get paid more than a small amount, when they stop training you. If you make them to show you your contract, this could give them an incentive to continue with your training. In addition, a personal trainer will have to treat you well because he has to compensate you for the training.
Many gyms give trainers what is called an ‘in house’ certification. Don’t be afraid when hiring someone to ask them where their certification is from, and ask to see proof. At many of the large gyms, you will see a really high turn over of trainers. This is because they see someone that looks the part, and they hire them while they are ‘working’ on their certification. And because of how they get paid, those personal trainers, once experienced, will go find a better location.