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How to choose a personal trainer

How to choose a personal trainer
0 5 November 2013

Choosing a quality personal trainer can prove to be a challenging task.

Below are basic guidelines for selecting a personal trainer:

1. Choose a personal trainer with a high quality certification:

  • ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine
  • NSCA – National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • ACE – American Council on Exercise

2. Choose a personal trainer who specializes in your needs. For example:

  • Post-Rehabilitation
  • Sports Specific
  • Older Adult Fitness
  • Strength Training

3. Request a free 15-30 minute consultation.

  • Quality personal trainers offer free consultations to potential clientele.
  • Consultations are meant to determine the fit of the personal trainer to the client and vice versa.

4. Desirable qualities:

  • A personal trainer with a college degree in exercise science.
  • A personal trainer who carries professional liability insurance.
  • A personal trainer who is willing to share references, should you want to speak with a current client.

If you are unsure about choosing a personal trainer, I encourage you to reach out to me. I am happy to review credentials, speak with personal trainers, and work with you to find the best fit!