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Friday, March 26, 2010

How to Find a Personal Trainer Who is Right for You.


By Elaina Smith; Studio One To One

Gone are the days that only the rich and famous can
afford personal trainers.

Today, personal trainers are affordable, more abundant, and
are an option for anyone wanting to achieve their fitness goals.
Often, the most daunting task can be finding a qualified personal
trainer in your area who best matches your workout style. Learn
how to find the right personal trainer for you.

Start your search by asking yourself a few questions:

What certification will my ideal personal trainer possess?

There are over 200 personal training
certifications, but only 8 are accredited by the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies and are the
most widely recognized. Be sure your personal
trainer has one of these certifications.


What rate am I willing to pay?

Expect to spend $60-$70 per hour for training
from a qualified professional in the North Fulton area. Some
trainers offer the option to share sessions with a partner to
make it more affordable.

What qualities will my ideal personal trainer possess to
ensure I meet my fitness goals?


Part of the service a personal trainer provides
is ensuring you stay motivated. Your first meeting should include
a goal-setting discussion. Ideally, the trainer will conduct a
fitness assessment and record your measurements prior to your
first workout. Then, the personal trainer should measure
periodically to compare results and assess progress toward
meeting you goals. Bench marking at regular intervals can help
quantify your success and ensure you stay motivated to keep
training.


How much time do I have to commit?

The most common formula for success with a personal
trainer is two to three hour-long sessions per week.

Where do I want to work out?


Personal trainers may conduct their sessions
at a gym, in your home, or a private studio. If crowds intimidate
*or distract* you, you may want to avoid trainers who train at
an open gym. If you’re more comfortable training in a private
environment, find a trainer who can accommodate you.


How do I want to measure my success?

A good personal trainer will define your goals
along with you, design a custom program, and deliver results.


Making the investment in a personal trainer is a
big decision. They can be very motivating, keep you safe, and
help deliver the results you haven't been able to achieve alone.
Most importantly, remember that just because a person calls
themselves a personal trainer does not mean they are worthy
of the title. Do your homework, meetwith them in person, and
go with your gut instinct on making a decision. This is a
very worth while investment in you and your health, after
all!

Elaina Smith owns Studio One to One, a personal
training studio located in Milton, GA. For more information,
visit
http://www.studio-onetoone.com/ or call (678)367-3619.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gone are the days that only the rich and famous hire personal trainers. Here are the days that the rich and famous are forced to pay for everyone else to have a personl trainer. It's a right you know, a God given right, like Healthcare. They should also pay for everyone's food, shelter, and mode of transportation. Come on why not, if they are going to go there, then go all the way.