Even if you worked with a trainer for 60-90 minutes every day, that still leaves you with 22-23 hours per day to screw things up if you don’t eat properly!
Hopefully your trainer will also help you craft a nutritional strategy in addition to helping you build a workout strategy that aligns with your goals.
Start by picking your goals first and determine if a trainer you’re paired up with is the right fit for you. Like dating, you can meet somebody who’s amazing but not right for you.
There are so many reasons why a Personal Trainer is essential to achieving your fitness goals, whether they be weight loss-based, sports-driven or for athletic purposes. Here, we’ve put together the most critical reasons why you should have a Personal Trainer, as well as the benefits that you are likely to achieve.
Education and Certifications
Is your trainer educated in the field and certified? There are many degrees and certifications for personal trainers, so it's not always easy to sort out the good from the mediocre. Just because a trainer has a degree, it doesn't necessarily mean they are a great coach, but it's a starting point. The world of fitness, nutrition, and health is evolving quickly and staying current is challenging even for the most dedicated professionals.
Your trainer should be able to demonstrate that they stay informed and actively pursue continuing education through classes, workshops, lots of reading or literature review, and industry networking opportunities. Some of the most well-known certifications to look for include: ACSM, NESTA, NETA, NSCA, NASM, ACE, AFFA, Cooper Institute. Keep in mind that having passed the test doesn't necessarily translate into being a skilled coach or personal trainer. Great personal training is as much of an art as a science, and your trainer needs to be able to translate all the research and best practice into a routine that works for you.
What makes a good personal trainer? Allow us to explain!
What is the difference between bodybuilding and fitness?
The first thing that we want to get out there is that there is no set ‘personal trainer personality’.
Below are some characteristics and traits that can make a good PT, but your dreams of a career in the fitness industry are by no means doomed if you don’t tick all of these boxes.
The ideal personal trainer personality type is by no means set in stone. But, there are a couple traits that you’ll either need to have or that you should work on if you want to be successful as a PT.