Now that I have your attention but in all honestly as a veteran Personal Trainer I can tell you that not only does having the support of a personal trainer keep you more motivated and accountable when it comes to crushing your goals but he or she can also play a critical role in helping you maximize your time at the gym, prevent injury and see more consistent results.
Stach is a perfect example of working with a trainer and over time he results speak for themselves…
Take into consideration my top 4 things to look out for next time you’re selecting a personal trainer.
Experience. Practice makes (near) perfect, so a trainer who has been around the block a few times has likely tested and perfected his process for providing the best cues to help you get the most out of every single rep.
Personality. What motivates you? Some people do well with positive reinforcement peppered with cheer leading, while others like to get screamed at and scared into doing a few extra squats. Either way, talk to the trainer and get a feel for there style to see if it jives with what works for you.
Location & Cost. This is another area of personal preference, so consider your habits and tendencies carefully. Are you willing to drive 20 minutes across town, or do you need something within walking distance to stay motivated?Good trainers also provide packages and flexible payment options but think at least 12 weeks plus in order to really achieve your goals
Reputation. The best compliment a trainer like me can receive is a referral, but having people see results of their clients firsthand comes in a close second good trainers will happy to share success stories, testimonials and references.
In summary be sure to look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit and it does help if they can count.