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Choosing Your Personal Trainer

Are you at a point in your fitness where you think you would benefit from having somebody pushing you? Are you needing someone to watch your progress and change up your workouts? Do you need someone to hold you accountable? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then a personal trainer may be just what you need! Now, this blog is not intended to be a sales pitch in any way, but a guide on how to choose the right personal trainer for you!

1. First impressions really are everything.

You should plan on having a consultation with your potential personal trainer before you actually start working out. The consultation shouldn’t involve exercise, but should be a time for you to sit down together and get to know each other and more about your goals while working together. It is also a great time to gage whether or not you guys are a compatible pair. If it doesn’t feel right in the consultation, you may want to trust your gut. If you guys aren’t going to work well together, the workouts aren’t going to be effective for you.

2. Credibility

Make sure your personal trainer is credible. They should definitely have a certification as a personal trainer. There are different certification agencies, but a certification from the NSCA, NASM, ACSM, or ACE is preferred. Past certifications, if they have testimonials or pictures of previous clients, make sure you check them out to see if past clients have hit their goals or have similar goals with that trainer that you have as well.

3. Sustainability

Probably most important, make sure your trainer is somebody you can stick with in the long run. Fitness takes time, and your relationship with your personal trainer will need time to grow. Every client is different and figuring out what works for you and your goals can be a process that takes time. There really is no quick fix in fitness, and your trainer should tell you that it is going to take time. If they tell you there is a quick fix, you may want to re-evaluate your personal trainer. Let the relationship grow. The more and longer you work together, your personal trainer will be able to hone in on what will be optimal for you and your goals.

Again, this blog was not intended to be a sales pitch. However, at NoCo Fitness we do believe that we provide trainers that our clients can relate with. Each has their own strengths in fitness and personal training. Read their bios on our website, and see if we can help you reach your goals! If so, give us a call or stop in!

By Ryan McIvor

Ryan McIvor | Personal Trainer

1 Comment

  1. Patty Deters

    I find myself thinking about this post every day. My life has been completely changed by my personal trainer. I mean a 360 degree change in the positive way. I love everything you say here. He absolutely NEVER promised me a quick fix. When we started I was 54 years old, 5’5″ and 276 pounds. It is one year later and I don’t know my exact weight, because the scale was tossed a while ago and I only weigh in with him once a month, but I have lost over 60 pounds. Part of the reason the scale is a no-go is because I get frustrated with still being over 200 pounds instead of being thankful that I am off blood pressure meds, my RA is in remission, my strength is out of this world, my stamina is off the charts, I swam the 1000 free in a Masters state swim meet (a goal of mine for years), I am toning as I lose and so many more benefits. So I tell myself DO NOT GET BUGGED BY THE NUMBER. And I am forever thankful for my personal trainer!


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