What to consider before hiring personal trainer

Published On: Jul 03 2012 05:12:04 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2012 03:49:43 PM EDT

By Koren, Pure Matters

As a certified personal trainer, one of the hardest things to witness is gym-goers lifting weights with poor form. The other day I watched a middle-aged woman doing lunges and I just knew her knees would be singing the next day. The worst part was that she was working with a personal trainer and he didn’t even correct her form. This poor woman was paying her trainer to ensure that she exercised safely and effectively, and he was totally dropping the ball.

There are some really great personal trainers out there, but there are also some doozies. How can you tell which is which, especially if you are a gym newbie? Here are some tips.

Once you pick a trainer and start working with them, here are some additional points to keep in mind:

And finally, how you feel after a workout matters, to. Consider the following:

The bottom line is that you want someone who motivates you to push yourself. The best way to find out? Schedule at least one and preferably two free, sample sessions with that trainer. If the gym doesn’t offer free sample sessions, I’d switch to a new gym. But if that isn’t an option, pay for just one session before buying a whole pack.

Source: http://blog.purematters.com/fitness/what-to-consider-before-you-hire-a-personal-trainer-not-all-created-equal