A personal trainer can be a great way to reach your fitness goals. Trainers
will help to individualize appropriate workouts for you, while making
sure you maintain proper form and execution for maximum results. The expertise
of a trainer can be extremely important if you are recovering from an
injury, or have an ambitious goal. Working with someone on a fixed schedule
also provides a sense of commitment and accountability, keeping you on
track with your goals.
Personal training services are available at most fitness facilities and
private trainers often run studios out of their homes or will even travel
to you. With so many options, here are some tips for choosing a trainer:
- Check certifications. ACE, NASM and ACSM are 3 common certifying agencies;
however there are many different organizations. You can check the validity
of the certifying agency with the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
- Ask about their experience. Even if they have been training for years,
find out if they have experience training clients similar to your own
demographics, limitations and goals.
- Ask about their coaching style. It’s important for you to find their
methodology and attitude, motivating versus intimidating.
To learn more about personal training options at our Cary Grossman Health
and Wellness Center,