So you have been doing you own personal workouts for some time now and you think to yourself “I don’t think I can get in shape on my own.” Don’t Worry! We all need a little motivation here and there. The best place to find that motivation to workout – other than blasting “Eye of the Tiger” on repeat, is from a personal trainer. Personal trainers can be the perfect way to help you reach your health and fitness goals, but how do you find the right one? Here are a few tips on how to find a trainer that will help you both look and feel like a superhero!
Where to Find a Trainer:
The first step in finding a personal trainer is often the hardest, mostly because people don’t know which direction to go to find the perfect trainer. There are multiple different ways to find a trainer. The first and most common way is to ask your family and friends. Have they used a personal trainer before and have they possibly found one that they like? The next place to go would be to the fitness professionals. Go to your local fitness stores and talk to the staff to see if they know any good trainers, or maybe ask someone you may know in the fitness industry already. Lastly, the simplest and best way to find a trainer is to ask us at WeTrain! We pride ourselves on making it extremely easy to find the best trainers around and are more than happy to set you up with the trainer who will fit your needs perfectly!
What to Look for:
When looking to hire personal trainer, you want to make sure you are getting someone who knows what they are doing – a professional. Certifications are the best way to prove a trainer is qualified to do the job. Some of the most widely recognized certifications come from fitness associations such as the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), ACE (American Council on Exercise), and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). Finding a trainer with any one of these certifications is a sign that they are at least a qualified trainer.
Who Should I Hire:
Once you have found a trainer that has the right certification, next, and most importantly, you have to see if you get along with them. You don’t want to be stuck with someone for multiple hours a week that you don’t like! You have to pick a trainer that will be focused on you and will not only will help you get into good physical shape, but also good mental shape. Pick a trainer who will cater to your personal needs and learning preferences. Maybe you like to be pushed to your limits by a drill sergeant type trainer – maybe you work better with someone who provides positive reinforcement and gentle encouragement. Your trainer should fit your personality and motivation style.
In the end, the key to finding a personal trainer is finding someone that works for you. You are the one spending the money, you are the one looking for results, so make sure you get what you pay for – find a trainer that’s going to help make you a better version of yourself! And remember, WeTrain is always here to help you make that first step in your personal training adventures!