What to look for when hiring an online personal trainer (fitness)

Four Tips On How To Hire the Right Personal Trainer For Your Lifestyle

Everyone has different needs. Not everyone is going to look for the same thing in an online personal trainer. I have included some helpful tips on how to find your next personal trainer.

 

1)References Count

You cannot go by online reviews alone. Reviewers can lie. There are some reviewers who are a little more biased than others. Any trainer can steal a before-and-after photo and post it on their site. Ask them to give you the name of two past clients. Call them. Find out what their experience has been like. Ask them about their temperament. Does the trainer practice what they preach? Hiring a personal trainer is an emotional investment, of sorts. You need to be sure you are hiring someone dependable , who doesn’t hit on you at first sight, like some of the PTs out there do (little funny video to keep things interesting?)


 

2)Leave Your Credit Card At Home(In the Beginning)

This happens a lot, especially with new clients. They get excited and buy new sessions. They get talked into the sales pitch that every gym does and regrets it later. The turnover is high in the gym world. Personal trainers agree to train you and then bail. You then get bounced around by other less-experienced trainers.

 

You need to get a feel for the trainer before you agree to invest. Spend a few weeks at the gym. Try out the equipment first. Make sure that the place is right for you. You also should talk to other people. There are a lot of bloggers online who write about this stuff. Find their blogs and read.

 

3)Should I Be Skeptical?

Yes, you should be skeptical when the person starts to sell you something upfront. Do they begin to sell you supplements? Do they sell you things from the company? This is not a personal trainer. This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This is a person who is just interested in making a sale on workout products. They have no real interest in training you. In fact, you will never hear from them again, once you fall for their sales pitch.

 

A real trainer is going to talk to you about your workout goals. They will start you out a few times a week to establish good habits. They will then move you to more advanced training. They care more about working out your body than they do about working out your wallet.

 

4)Payments

The payments you make depends on you. How much do you want to pay? How much can you pay? There is a difference. Trainers can cost between $50/per hour to $300/per hour. A trainer in New York is going to cost more than someone in a small town in Idaho, even if you go online. The price you pay also depends on the experience level of the trainer. You want someone who knows what they are doing. You are going to pay more for the experience, but it is worth it.

 

One Final Thing

You need to mention any special needs you might have. That also determines what kind of coach you get for your workout.