- Know what you want from your potential personal trainer
- Do you want to become a better athlete, jump higher, run faster, etc.? Then you want to look more for a strength and conditioning coach that has a lot of experience working with athletes.
- What about losing weight, building muscle? Then you’ll want someone that has evidence of clients that have had those goals achieved.
- If you’re recovering from an injury, or have a lot of aches and pains, you’ll want to look for someone with experience and expertise in rehabilitation and mobilization.
- Understand the personality of your potential personal trainer
- Do you need someone to really push you or to hold you accountable? Then you’ll want someone that’s incredibly hands-on, vocal, and even the type that would text you during the workday or at night.
- You might also be able to pick that up through the tone of their social media accounts. Otherwise, ask them outright how they’d describe their style of training.
- Listen for these key questions during your interview
- You’ll most likely go over your health history, your athletic background, and your goals.
- Great trainers will really dig deep into your story, especially when it comes to any injuries or health issues. Above all else, they should be very concerned about keeping you injury-free and healthy.
- Great trainers are also excellent at uncovering what motivates or inspires you. You should be feeling energized after the interview. Afterwards, feel free to ask questions about the trainer. Why did they start? What success and failures have they had down the road? Don’t hesitate to ask any questions. You may never know how similar your potential trainer and you may be!
MS, CSCS, CPPS, USAW, CFL2