When it comes to fitness, everyone has their own aspirations. They range from losing weight, toning & muscle building, general wellness to sport specific training. On top of that, everyone has their unique abilities and experiences. How do you accommodate all that into one consistent plan to accomplish your fitness goal? Enter your personal trainer (PT).
Contrary to popular belief, counting repetitions isn't the sole job of your PT. The job of your PT is to coach, motivate, and educate you. There are at least 10 things your PT should do:
- Be professional. This comes before anything else.
- Take time to identify your specific needs, goals, and aspirations. How can they get you to your goal if they don't know what it is?
- Review your current lifestyle, habits, medical history, and exercise experience. This is essential to ensure your workouts are safe and suitable to you.
- Conduct a fitness assessment. This will allow them to check your physical abilities and set benchmarks for progress.
- Design a unique training program for you. The average program can range from 4-12 weeks.
- Explain the program to you. You need to know WHY you’re doing what you’re doing.
- Teach you correct exercise techniques. If you can't perform exercises correctly, how can you improve?
- Hold you accountable. No accountability means no progress. This applies to your trainer and to you. They deliver the workout program and you deliver the commitment.
- Adapt and adjust your program. Programs are never set in stone. They evolve together with you. If your PT is doing the same workout with you for 3 months, it's time for a change.
- Support and guide you. Committing to change is not easy. Making the effort to stick to your workout and nutrition plan is even harder. A good PT will support you inside and outside of the gym.
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