With the trend of personal training gathering speed, and more people struggling to achieve their fitness goals, an increasing number of individuals are looking to hire a personal trainer – great for the fitness industry, not always great for you.
Unfortunately, as the need for trainers has increased, many fitness trainers, without the proper training, experience or qualifications have jumped on the bandwagon, offering reduced-rate personal training to earn money.
Like I said – great for the fitness industry, not so great for you!
At Masters Personal Training we pride ourselves on quality, which is why we’ve put together a few useful points to ask before agreeing to hire a personal trainer.
How long has your personal trainer been training and, more importantly, how many clients have they trained?
If they can’t give you an answer then this is your first warning that they might not be all they’re cracked up to be. Ask them if they’re still training some of those clients.
A good personal trainer can retain a client for years because a client who sees good results will want to keep achieving their goals (see our success stories here). But, if they’re not then they’ll stop using the trainer.
Through REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals), a personal trainer must complete a number of points of professional development each year. Does your trainer go on regular training courses to update themselves and their knowledge?
In the last three months, Masters Personal Training has invested over £3,000 in learning and development so that as a professional personal training organisation, we can offer better services to our clients.
‘If the personal trainer is not assessing you then they are guessing’ – (Paul Chek). If you aren’t being assessed for postural mechanics, body fat and your hormonal profile, ask why?
How do you really know how much progress you’re making?
Similarly, if your trainer doesn’t keep a regular check on your training programme then how do you know what improvements you’ve made?
We continuously assess our clients to ensure they’re making improvements.
How do they want you to pay?
If your trainer only accepts cash then think again. Protect yourself and your investment. Paying by bank transfer is much more secure and you can take steps to get your money back if something goes wrong.
There are many more things you should bear in mind – these are just a few points you should consider before hiring a personal trainer. If you want personal training help, then choosing Masters Fitness is a wise choice.
Call today to see how we can help you achieve your goals. Change your body, change your mind… change your life.