Hiring a personal trainer is one of the best things you can do to establish a workout routine, manage weight, and meet fitness goals. Especially if you’ve never had a steady fitness routine, hiring a personal trainer really matters. Imagine going to elementary school and never having a teacher — you have a few textbooks, desks, and a pencil, but are you really learning anything useful without instruction?
Health Club Personal Training Tips
While being new to fitness, of course, is not the same as being a young student, the parallels exist. Having a personal trainer encourages you to not only get into shape, but also to develop life-long skills and healthy habits. Just as not all of your teachers were the right ones for you, not every personal trainer will be a good fit either. We developed this resource for your reference as you consider hiring a personal trainer.
Look for Certification and Degrees:
Fitness training falls under the science of Kinesiology, so you want to make sure you have a personal trainer who is certified and educated. Look for trainers who have undergraduate and even master’s degrees in Kinesiology, athletic training, exercise sports science, or sports management. This means that your trainer not only knows about conditioning, but has also studied it at a rigorous level.
In addition to degrees, you also want to look for National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certificates as a base-line qualification.
Our health club in Allentown features a world-class personal training staff that is qualified and educated in the science of fitness. Contact us today for a free consultation with our fitness coaches!
Look for someone who walks the walk
Does your personal trainer really embody living a healthy and active lifestyle? Ask them about their athletic interests, hobbies outside of work, favorite workouts, and why they decided to become a personal trainer. If this individual cannot articulate what fitness and healthy living means to them, then you can find a better choice. Look for passion in addition to certificates as you consider a fitness coach.
Schedule a Free Consultation
Health clubs offer free consultations with their fitness staff for a reason: they want to make sure you find a good fit for your personality. Even if two fitness trainers are equally qualified, you might find that one gives you feedback in a way you appreciate, shares similar interests, or just seems friendlier. Whatever the reason, take advantage of opportunities to meet and work with fitness staff at your local health club.
Similarly, don’t be afraid of contacting your health club and expressing your fitness needs. Chances are that the fitness staff knows which trainer might be a good fit as a coach!
Contact our health club in Allentown to learn more about scheduling a free consultation. You can also visit our health club to check out our state-of-the-art exercise facilities, three pools, and luxury locker room amenities such as our sauna and whirlpool. Steel Fitness Premier in Allentown has it all — including great personal trainers!