Part of picking a personal trainer is knowing what exactly a personal trainer does. A personal trainer is someone who will help you reach your fitness goals, whether it be to loose excess weight or gain muscle. He is also someone that will push you to your limit and make you achieve things you never thought possible. He will bring the following things to you in each session: fitness knowledge (how much to lift, what cardio to do, etc), accountability (you will have homework!), and guidance.
My sessions, whether an hour or thirty minutes, will consist of exercise routines customized for your fitness level. I strive to do this because I believe it is an important part of my any fitness program. If I start at a level too high for you, you may get discouraged and you wont be training your body safely and correctly. I have you hop on the treadmill for a few minutes to warm up your body and then we get started. Depending on your fitness level, we will do exercises to meet your goals. I like combining exercises like shoulder presses with leg presses because you can get faster results. We will hit all of your muscle groups in the session whilst keeping your heart rate up.
No matter who you choose to be your personal trainer, they should have the following qualifications:
-Certified by a nationally accredited company
-Experience. They should have enough experience to where you feel comfortable working with them
-CPR and First Aid Certified
-Attentiveness. A trainer should be able to listen to you and know when you’ve had enough.
As well as these qualifications, a good personal trainer will always tell you that you’re doing a great job. He will also remind you of your goals and keep track of your progress.
No matter who you choose, make sure whoever you pick is someone you can work with. Most trainers will do an assessment before you start a fitness program. This will give you the opportunity to get a feel for the trainer’s personality and how you will work together.
Instant Fitness, LLC
Atlanta's #1 Personal Trainer
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