Showing posts with label personal training certification. Show all posts
Showing posts with label personal training certification. Show all posts

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

How to Choose a Personal Trainer
The process through which some of the general public selects a personal trainer is faulty. Just like any service that you are paying for, you should choose someone who has the proper credentials and the proper experience to get you to your goal. Because many people aren't sure what questions to ask (or are too intimidated to ask questions), they end up not seeing results and become skeptical of working with personal trainers. The only way to match up dedicated clients with GOOD trainers is to educate individuals outside of the fitness field about what qualifies us to do what we do which is what I will attempt to do in this article.

Personal Training Companies within a "gym": beware of training companies who chase you around at the gym or "require" you to meet with them when you sign up. Many of these companies have become the "fast food" of personal training. The "menu" of exercises never changes, the service is poor, and you're just a number in a line of clients. Ask these questions:

1) Will you always have the same trainer (if you choose to)? If the answer is NOT "yes, absolutely" - move along. If you have 10 different trainers over the next 6 months, how are you supposed to make any progress?

2) Do you have to sign a contract? If you are unsure about whether or not you will like the trainer or the system, ask if you can purchase some trial sessions before you commit. Never sign yourself into a contract without having a good understanding of what you're buying.

3) Ask to speak with the trainer you will be working with before you buy sessions (see below about questions to ask). If you're not allowed to do that, move along.

4) Lastly, if you feel like you're being pushed into buying training like a car salesman tries to get you to buy a car, move along. A good trainer will never pressure you into anything because we understand that you will ONLY see results when you are READY to commit.

The GOOD training companies are usually led by a very experienced personal trainer who is selective about the trainers who work for him/her. This person will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and likely appreciative that you are doing research to make the best decision for you. You will usually find these companies set up as independent studios.

If you have found a trainer you might like to work with, here is what to look for:

1) Most importantly, do you LIKE the person? It sounds like a silly question but you will be spending a fair amount of time with this person and probably sharing some things about yourself that you might not share with other people. You want to make sure you can build a relationship based on trust with your trainer.

2) Does this person sound like he/she is willing to work with you? Does the trainer seem distracted or flighty? Is the trainer asking you a lot of questions, listening to and understanding you... or is the trainer just talking AT you? You will NOT reach your goal by hiring a trainer that does not listen to you.

3) What are the trainer's credentials? There are nationally accredited personal training certifications... and then there are certifications you can get in a cracker jack box. Some of the top certifications are: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NETA. There are other nationally accredited certifications but these are the most reputable ones, in my personal opinion. I've also seen great trainers come out of the WITS program.

4) How long have they been training? Would you hire a mechanic who just started working on cars a couple months ago? I would hope not, but, we all have to start somewhere. If the trainer has been in the field for less than 2 years and they are working within a good training company being mentored by an experienced trainer, you're in good hands.

5) Are they experienced with clients similar to yourself and do they have testimonials and/or references? If you have a specific health issue or are training for a specific event, you can seek someone who has experience in that area but most trainers are versatile. If you have a good feeling about a particular trainer and he/she is willing to do the work to find out what they need to do to help you, you can feel confident in working with that person. A good trainer will be glad to give you references and/or VALID testimonials.

6) What's the plan? You're paying for it, so what is it?! A good trainer will be able to give you a general idea of how they will progress you toward your goal. Also, how will they track the progress? There must be a system in place.

7) Is the trainer trying to sell you on some kind of "miracle plan" that consists of special supplements and a "lose weight fast" type of program? There is no replacement for hard work and healthful eating habits. If this is not the trainer's belief system, move along. He/She is just trying to get you to empty your wallet exchange for short term results.

3 Steps To Sell Your Own Personal Training Program Successfully

3 Steps To Sell Your Own Personal Training Program Successfully
Have you long been trying to sell your own personal training program but getting failed to attract enough number of customers? Well, there are certain rules that you need to follow during the trade of your fitness products and services.
Find out below 3 most important ones among them:
Identify the target of your potential clients
The first and foremost thing that you need to emphasize for selling your own fitness program is the fitness aim of your potential clients. Whether you are an online personal trainer or running effective personal fitness training programs in a fitness club, your main objective should always be helping your clients out of their physical troubles and providing great assistance to them at each and every step.
 While talking to your clients, make sure that you are taking notes of important things. It would make them feel like you really 'care'. Try to understand their emotions that are driving them to a reliable and effective fitness program. Also, try to know their history like if they had ever undergone any kind of personal training, what was the reason behind quitting it, if there was any injury or not, and so on. Finally, focus on their fitness goals and chalk out the right path for them.
Offer results instead of packages
Clients are investing their hard-earned bucks in the personal training program offered by you, and there is no doubt that they would expect a good return of their money. So, try to show them proper outcomes rather than offering them false promises. Once you are aware of the targets of your clients, start developing basic plans for them. It would be more than best if you can chart out the entire plan physically right in front of the clients and explain some of the steps clearly to them. It is also important to elucidate how your proposed plan can help them meet their fitness goals gradually. Be concise, but be specific. No matter how confused your client is about his or her fitness needs, once you provide a brief outline of your program and enlighten them about its efficiency in a wise as well as deliberate manner, he or she would start getting convinced.
Be strategic about setting the price
Before deciding on the selling price of your fitness training program, you must get the buy-in. It means you need to book your potential client into your agenda as per your proposed plan. Try to be a bit strategic while doing this.
 But once you are able to get the commitments from the clients on your plans, you are done halfway through your selling process. Finally, consider the money matter. Prepare a professional sales sheet for making the trade of your training program official. Make sure that you are offering at least with 3 pricing choices to your clients. 
These include a low-priced option, a 'value for money' option, and a pricey option. Check out the prices set for various other similar services available in the market, and then set your own prices tactfully.

Benefits Of Seeking Personal Training

Benefits Of Seeking Personal Training
There are many people that want to make sure that they are always in shape. People today are using a number of different tools and services that will help them get the body that they desire. Personal training in London brings on a number of great benefits that anyone can use at any time.
Staying motivated is not easy for those who have not worked out in a long time. Without the right amount of help or push, it can be hard to keep up with daily workouts and diet. However, working with a trainer will help the individual to stay motivated and keep moving forward in their plan.
Of course losing weight and gaining muscle is one of the major benefits of personal training in London. Those who work hard and keep up with their appointments are going to be able to lose a great amount of weight. Keep track on a regular basis and try to keep everything written down in a journal. The trainer is going to be able to implement the right tactics that will enable the individual to shed pounds.
Those who do not have a lot of time might be able to find a personal trainer that will come to their home for a workout. This of course is going to be offered at a much higher expense, but most do like working out right from home.
 Schedule the appointments on a regular basis and make sure to get down to the gym every once and awhile in order to use the right equipment.
Working with a trainer in a gym is going to be very affordable. Most often think that using a personal trainer is only going to take a toll on their wallets, but most trainers have affordable rates. Take the time to look around and find out who has the best prices in town.
Personal training in London is going to be a very good way to lose some weight and gain some self confidence.
 Those who want to make sure that they get back in shape will need to find the right person for the job. Get started right now and find out how easy it can be to get fit once again.

Benefits Of Seeking Personal Training

Benefits Of Seeking Personal Training
There are many people that want to make sure that they are always in shape. People today are using a number of different tools and services that will help them get the body that they desire. Personal training in London brings on a number of great benefits that anyone can use at any time.
Staying motivated is not easy for those who have not worked out in a long time. Without the right amount of help or push, it can be hard to keep up with daily workouts and diet.
 However, working with a trainer will help the individual to stay motivated and keep moving forward in their plan.
Of course losing weight and gaining muscle is one of the major benefits of personal training in London. Those who work hard and keep up with their appointments are going to be able to lose a great amount of weight. Keep track on a regular basis and try to keep everything written down in a journal. The trainer is going to be able to implement the right tactics that will enable the individual to shed pounds.
Those who do not have a lot of time might be able to find a personal trainer that will come to their home for a workout. This of course is going to be offered at a much higher expense, but most do like working out right from home.
 Schedule the appointments on a regular basis and make sure to get down to the gym every once and awhile in order to use the right equipment.
Working with a trainer in a gym is going to be very affordable. Most often think that using a personal trainer is only going to take a toll on their wallets, but most trainers have affordable rates.
 Take the time to look around and find out who has the best prices in town.
Personal training in London is going to be a very good way to lose some weight and gain some self confidence.
 Those who want to make sure that they get back in shape will need to find the right person for the job. Get started right now and find out how easy it can be to get fit once again.