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How To Choose A Fitness Trainer

One of the biggest obstacles to staying on track for fitness is losing motivation. People are just starting an exercise program can find themselves quickly tired of the same routine. Keeping exercise appealing and maintaining a good fitness perspective is key to long-term success.

If you have to watch the exact same episode of your favorite television show every day for the rest of your life, you would probably be banging your head against the wall by the end of the week. You would change the channel, pick up a book, or do anything you could to avoid something you once enjoyed.

Yet, many people starting on a fitness program feel compelled to follow the same routine, day after day after day, and consequently fall off the exercise wagon due to sheer boredom.

That is why, most people would want the services of a fitness trainer in order to provide them the different portions of the fitness program in a more livelier style.

Fitness trainers are actually those who are expert in analyzing and creating a fitness program that is right for you. They are the ones who will calculate your appropriateness to a certain program with regards to your “fitness level,” create the program according to your specific needs, and keep you stimulated and inspired by giving you activities that will not bore you.

But then again, as with other entities included in the fitness world, not all fitness trainers are created equal. They may vary from the different trainings that they have, the health education they have acquired, and the skills that they have learned.

How To Choose A Fitness Trainer

Hence, it is important to consider some factors that will determine if a certain fitness trainer is right for you. Here is how:

1. Certification

Like any item or product, the quality is sometimes measured and determined through the certification that goes with it. Hence, before you choose your fitness trainer, it is important to verify if the trainer is duly certified by a highly regarded fitness association.

It is also best to choose a trainer that has a CPR certification or first aid qualifications.

2. Education/Trainings

Be sure to choose a fitness trainer who had acquired an adequate training and education as far as health and physical fitness is concerned.

Even though it is not necessary, trainers who have acquired education connected with health or any other related field will definitely have an edge over the others.

3. Knows how to give the right attention

A good fitness trainer should know how to provide his or her client an undivided attention whenever their session is going on. In this way, the trainer will be able to focus more on the details that needs attention and immediate considerations.

4. Knows how to track development

It is best to choose a fitness trainer that knows how to track his or her client’s progress as far as fitness is concerned.

In this way, the trainer will be able to generate new activities and trainings designated for a particular result of the client.

5. Good Personality

Since you will be dealing most with your fitness trainer, it is best if you will look for somebody with a pleasing personality, somebody whom you can be comfortable. It is best to hire the services of somebody whom you can easily get along with.

Boiled down, the services of a fitness center and the contributions it can give you while working out on those belly fats, are, indeed, one of the best help that you can get from a professional person who knows what he is doing.

Hence, it is best to choose the best person who can give you the best services that you need so that you will never get bored again.

Goal Setting For Personal Trainers

The most important step in any endeavor, and the step that most skip right over, is defining your goal(s) for success.

The dictionary definition of success is:

Success : (n) The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted

The important question here is, “What is your definition of success”.

Let’s use your a typical client as an example. They come to see you, as a personal trainer, in order to reach a goal. In this example their goal is to lose weight. OK, sounds like a goal to me….Or is it?

Would you start designing a training program based on the incredibly vague goal of “wanting to lose weight”. If that’s the case you may as well run them on the treadmill for a while, put them on the scale to see that they lost 1/4 of a pound and claim it a success.

Hey, they “lost weight” didn’t they?

Of course you wouldn’t do that. You would ask the client a series of questions to determine a much more specific goal:

– How much weight do you want to lose?
– By when do want to lose this weight?
– What are you willing to change/sacrifice in order to reach this goal?
– How much time and effort are you willing to put in to making this goal a reality?
– WHY is this goal important to you?

Not having a specific goal is the same as not having a destination on any other type of journey. Would you jump in your car and start driving without knowing whGoal Setting For Personal Trainersere you were going? Or would you jump in your car with a very vague destination, say the beach?

How will you know if you’re on the right track and making strides to your destination, or goal?

How will you know when you’ve arrived?

Well, unfortunately, most fitness professionals, although they do well helping their clients define their goals, don’t take the time to define their own goals for themselves or their business. And without having specific goals, you’re driving around aimlessly hoping to eventually end up at your goal by accident.

So, it’s time for some homework.

Goal Setting For Personal Trainers

What? You didn’t know you would actually have to do something? You thought that just reading this series of newsletters was all you’d have to do? If that’s the case, you should unsubscribe now and continue doing what you’ve been doing and getting what you’ve been getting. I mentioned in the welcoming e mail that you needed to take action to gain any results, and now it’s time to take action.

Answer the following questions as they pertain to your goals for you, as an individual, and your business. Be very specific with each answer, and now is not the time to be “realistic”. Shoot for the stars, dream big, and all the rest of the clichés you can think of. If you set mediocre goals you will achieve mediocre results. And we are not here to be mediocre. Its “Go Big or Go Home”.

After you answered the questions, write them down on a sheet of paper In The Present Tense, as if you have already achieved them.

If one of your goals is to work with professional athletes you should write down:

“I work with professional athletes and help them take their performance to the next level”
NOT

“I hope to one day work with professional athletes”

The first statement will get your mind making decisions as if you were training professional athletes now, which will lead you to make it a reality.

The second statement will continually keep you in the “hoping” mode.

After you have written them down, post them in an area or two where you will see them every day, and every day read them aloud to yourself with emotion and conviction. This one step, as unorthodox as it may sound, will begin to change your mindset in a way that will make you more focused and more passionate about reaching your goals than you could imagine.

Here are the questions:

– For you to be successful, as it relates to you, as an individual, what would you be doing on a daily basis?
ie: I own the largest and most successful Sports Improvement studio in the Northeast. I oversee 12 other Sports Improvement Specialists and personally work with the elite professional and Olympic athletes with great success. I promote my business proudly and I am recognized as THE Sports Improvement Specialist in the industry.

– For your business to be successful, what would it “look” like?
ie: My Sports Improvement Studio is a state of the art facility with the most cutting edge training equipment available. Athletes of all levels and from all sports come here knowing they will reach the goals they have set for themselves. My studio is clean, comfortable and always busy.

– For you to be successful financially, what you (you’re business) need to generate?
ie: I earn in excess of $500,000 dollars per year in passive income which allows me to live the life I always dreamed of.

– To reach this level of success, what are you willing to do?
ie: EVERY DAY I take steps to make my goals a reality.

The last statement on your list should always be:

“I DESERVE to be rich and happy because I add value to other peoples’ lives”

When you are reading this list aloud AT LEAST twice per day, be sure to vividly and emotionally visualize the outcome. See yourself working within your studio with elite athletes (in this example). See yourself talking with your staff. See the studio in all it’s glory. See yourself enjoying the life you always wanted.

In scientific studies performed, brainwave activity was measured in Olympic athletes while they performed their specific event. They were measured while the same athlete vividly imagined performing the event. The brainwave activities were the same. Your mind can not determine the difference between reality and vivid imagination.

By changing your mindset to one of success and goal achievement, the minor steps on how to get there will begin to flow to you and ideas will begin flooding your mind like never before.